Brace for wet weekend


Thursday January 4, 2007

Brace for wet weekend

PETALING JAYA: Northern Malaysia and the east coast of the peninsula will experience worsening weather over the weekend.

Heavy rains are expected to hit Perlis, Kedah, Penang and northern Perak from Saturday to Monday, while areas in Kelantan, Terengganu and northern Pahang will see weather ranging from extremely cloudy to downpours from tomorrow to Monday.

The Meteorological Department said in a statement the weather conditions expected were due to strong northeast monsoon winds from the South China Sea that would pass through north Peninsular Malaysia during the weekend with a speed of 65kph.

In case of floods, the people are advised to follow the instructions given by the authorities, and to be on alert at all times by listening to, or reading, announcements over the radio, newspapers and television, the statement said.

Due to the worsening weather, waves in the east coast are expected to reach 6m tomorrow, and between 3m and 4m at the north of the Straits of Malacca from Sunday.

The cloudy weather and moderate intermittent rain in Sarawak mainly in Kuching, Samarahan, Sri Aman, Betong, Sarikei, Sibu, Mukah, Bintulu and Miri is expected to continue until today.

In Kudat, Sandakan, Tawau, West Coast of Sabah and Labuan moderate rain can be expected until the end of the week.