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Hailstorms In KL AGAIN, Storms Expected In Whole Country This Evening

Hailstorms In KL AGAIN, Storms Expected In Whole Country This Evening

Hailstorms are becoming much more common in Malaysia these couple of years.

Anne Dorall

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Hail has been reported in parts of KL due to the heavy storm.

According to MET Malaysia, pretty much the whole country will experience extremely heavy rain this evening.

Those out and about in the city are advised to take shelter for the time being.

What the ‘hail’ is going on?

While it was not as common a few decades ago, in recent years more people have experienced hail in parts of Malaysia.

According to Prof Fredolin Tangang, Chairman of the Department of Earth Sciences and Environment at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), here in Malaysia, hail would occur during episodes of deep atmospheric convection or when towering cumulonimbus clouds form way up in the sky, in just the right conditions.

(Credit: Encyclopedia Britannica)

Pretty much as long as the ingredients for hail are there– such as plenty of moisture, lots of heat, and strong winds– it will happen.

In fact, just last year, Prof Fredolin noted that with the changing climate and rising temperatures, it wouldn’t be too surprising that we would see hail a lot more often now.

For a more comprehensive explanation of hail, see our article below:

READ MORE: What the ‘Hail’ Is Going On? Is Ice Falling From The Sky Normal In Malaysia?


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