Get your umbrellas ready, because the rain is definitely not going away!
The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) today issued a weather warning alert for heavy rainfall in several districts in Malaysia. Heavy rain is expected to hit Johor, Pahang and Terengganu until tomorrow (18 Dec) and Sabah until Wednesday (19 Dec)
Heavy rainfall is also forecasted to hit parts of Malacca, Segamat, Kluang, Mersing, Kulai and Kota Tinggi in Johor; Jerantut, Maran, Kuantan, Bera and Rompin in Pahang and Dungun and Kemaman in Terengganu.
MetMalaysia also released a thunderstorm warning with heavy rain and strong winds expected to occur in parts of Malaysia until noon the same day.
Areas affected include Kelantan’s Bachok, Machang, Pasir Puteh, Kuala Krai and Gua Musang; Terengganu; Pahang’s Lipis and Jerantut; Sarawak’s Kuching, Samarahan and Betong; Sarikei and Meradong; Sibu; and Mukah’s Tanjung Manis, Daro and Matu,
In East Malaysia, areas such as Tawau, Sandakan, Kudat, and Sabah’s West Coast, including Ranau and Kota Belud, are also expected to be hit by thunderstorms.
According to reports by Bernama, there has been a spike in evacuations in Johor and Pahang where flooding is still a main concern.
As of 1pm in Johor today (December 17th), 9,435 people from 2,258 families have been evacuated from affected areas including Muar, Mersing, Kota Tinggi, Kluang, Segamat, Pontian, Batu Pahat, Johor Bahru and Kulai.
While in Pahang, as of noon, 1,055 people from 271 families have been evacuated in Rompin and 19 flood victims were evacuated in Temerloh.
Don’t forget to keep up to date with the latest weather forecast and remember to stay vigilant and safe at all times!
By: Siti Farhana Sheikh Yahya