MetMalaysia issues tropical depression advisory

A screenshot of a Feng Yun weather satellite image of weather conditions in the region as at 10am Saturday (May 21). Screenshot from MetMalaysia website

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has issued an advisory on a tropical depression which was detected at latitude of 17.4° north and longitude 98.0° east, approximately 474km north-west of Bangkok, Thailand.

MetMalaysia, in a statement Saturday (May 21), said that the storm was moving north-north-east at a speed of 7 km per hour (km/h) with a maximum wind speed of 60km/h.

According to MetMalaysia, the distance of the tropical depression from the nearest Malaysian town is about 1,243km north of Langkawi Island, Kedah, and it does not pose a significant threat to Malaysia. - Bernama

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