Just by peaking out the window, you’d know that heavy rain, strong winds and thunderstorms have been happening quite often in your neighbourhood. Well, now the Meteorology Department has confirmed that stormy weather is expected to occur especially in the evenings and early nights, throughout the first phase of the North-east Monsoon that will last until the end of December, Bernama reported.
Most west coast areas in the peninsula will be affected, including Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Putrajaya, Perak, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor, as well as western parts of Sarawak and Sabah, according to Malaysian Meteorology Department (MetMalaysia) director-general Jailan Simon.
“This is because of the prevailing winds blowing from east to west as well as the high humidity levels throughout the country that encourages the formation of cumulonimbus clouds. This condition has the potential of causing flash floods in low-lying areas and damage to unstable structures,” he said.
Those living in the areas mentioned are advised by MetMalaysia to be aware of the current weather updates. You can do that by heading to MetMalaysia’s official website or downloading the myCuaca app.