The monsoon transition phase might create weather conditions trigger flash floods too.
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Malaysians are warned to brace for flash floods as the country enters the monsoon transition phase starting from 14 March until mid-May.
METMalaysia director-general said the monsoon transition phase also marks the end of the northeast monsoon that began on 3 November 2021.
During the monsoon transition phase, the region will receive weak winds from various directions that are conducive for thunderstorms, which usually leads to short episodes of heavy rains and strong winds.
These incidents will mostly occur in the evening and early hours of the night in most parts of the west coast states and remote areas of the Peninsular, west of Sabah, and west and central Sarawak.
The weather conditions could trigger flash floods and damage unstable structures.
The public has been urged to be alert during this period and regularly check the weather alerts by METMalaysia via METMalaysia’s official website, the MyCuaca app [Android | iOS] and METMalaysia’s social media channels.
METMalaysia can also be contacted through its hotline at 1-300-22-1638 for further details.
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Meanwhile, another thunderstorm alert was issued. METMalaysia forecasted that several parts of the Peninsular will experience a heavy downpour until 6pm today, 11 March 2022.
The places potentially affected are:
- Kuala Lumpur
- Perak (Kuala Kangsar, Kinta, Perak Tengah, Kampar, Hilir Perak, Batang Padang and Muallim districts)
- Pahang (Cameron Highlands and Bentong districts)
- Negeri Sembilan (Jelebu and Seremban districts)
- Selangor (Hulu Selangor, Gombak, Petaling and Hulu Langat districts)