Met Dept: Northern states to experience heavy rain, strong winds


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 08 May 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Perlis, Kedah and Penang will experience heavy rains, strong winds and turbulent seas following the start of the southwest monsoon season on Monday (May 6).

Malaysian Meteorological Department's National Weather and Geophysics Operations Centre director Dr Mohd Hisham Mohd Anip said the southwest monsoon would bring heavy rains and strong winds to the states due to the location.

He said the southwest monsoon would bring more winds to Perlis, Kedah and Penang, compared to other states on the west coast of the peninsula that were protected by the Sumatra Island, such as Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor.

He said this in the extra segment in the ‘Ruang Bicara' talkshow, produced by Bernama News Channel on Tuesday (May 7) night.

Yesterday, the Malaysian Meteorology Department issued a weather warning alert (yellow) as heavy rain was expected to occur over the states of Perlis, Kedah and Penang from today until tomorrow (Wednesday).

Meanwhile, commenting on the tornado incident in Tanjung Tokong Penang recently, Mohd Hisham said it was due to the strong winds from the Indian Ocean moving not only to the northern part of the peninsula but also to the southern part of Thailand. - Bernama

Related stories:

Perlis, Kedah and Penang put on Yellow alert


   

Across The Star Online


Air Pollutant Index

Highest API Readings

    Select State and Location to view the latest API reading

    Source: Department of Environment, Malaysia