Weather woes in peninsula expected to abate


KUALA LUMPUR: The weather conditions in Peninsular Malaysia are expected to improve, which means floods caused by the monsoon season will soon be over, said Environment and Water Minister Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man.

However, the current flooding may take some time to fully recede as high tide is expected to occur today and huge waves are expected to continue in the South China Sea for a few more days, he added.

“The bad weather conditions in northern Sabah are expected to continue while in Sarawak, humid weather conditions are expected to last until February with moderate rains expected on Jan 14 and 15 over the western part of Sarawak, ” he said in a statement.

Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) also forecast heavy rains over Sarawak on Jan 18 and 19.

“I urge members of the public to view seriously each announcement issued and take precautions such as to be ready to move to flood relief centres, ” he said.

Tuan Ibrahim also advised the public to refer to the website https://publicinfobanjir.water.gov.my/ and the MyPublicInfoBanjir app for updates on rainfall and main river water levels across the country.

“In addition, residents in flood-prone areas are advised to ensure that the irrigation and drainage system around their housing areas is always cleaned and does not obstruct the waterway, ” he added.

He said a total of 320 flooding incidents were recorded from November 2020 until Jan 10 this year. — Bernama

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