Brace for thunderstorms and heavy downpour in several states, warns MetMalaysia

PETALING JAYA: Thunderstorms and downpours have been forecasted in several states until 5pm today (June 17), said the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia).

It said the affected areas will include Putrajaya, Labuan, Perlis, the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, and Johor.

"In Kedah, Langkawi, Kubang Pasu, Kota Setar, Pokok Sena, Padang Terap, Sik, Baling, Kulim, and Bandar Baru are expected to be hit.

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MetMalaysia also issued warnings for Larut, Matang, and Selama, Hulu Perak, Kuala Kangsar, Kinta, Perak Tengah, and Kampar in Perak, as well as Jeli, Tanah Merah, and Kuala Krai in Kelantan.

"In Selangor, Sabak Bernam, Kuala Selangor, Klang, Gombak, Petaling, Kuala Langat, Hulu Langat, and Sepang will be affected," said a statement on Monday (June 17).

It said Betong, Sarikei, Kapit, Bintulu, Miri, and Limbang in Sarawak are also affected.

"Several areas in Sabah, including Sipitang, Tenom, Kuala Penyu, Beaufort, Keningau, Tambunan, Lahad Datu, Sandakan, Kinabatangan, and Kudat are affected.

MetMalaysia said rainfall intensity is expected at 20mm an hour, and the warning is for a period not exceeding six hours.

"The public can refer to or download the myCuaca app for the latest information," it added.

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