KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 26 – The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MET) has issued a thunderstorm and heavy rain warning in four states – Perak, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Sarawak. The warning released at 12.20 am last night cautioned those living in 19 areas over strong winds, thunderstorms and heavy rains are expected to continue until early this morning (Dec 26).
“Areas that will be affected by thunderstorm and heavy rain are Daerah Kuala Kangsar, Kinta, Kampar, Manjung, Perak Tengah, Hilir Perak and Batang Padang in Perak, Daerah Sabak Bernam, Kuala Selangor, Hulu Selangor, Gombak, Petaling, Klang in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Sri Aman, Samarahan and Kuching, Sarawak,” the warning said.
Meanwhile, residents in Perlis, Kedah, Perak Utara, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Johor, Kudat and Sandakan in Sabah should brace themselves for heavy rain and strong winds which are expected to hit the areas starting from Dec 28 until Dec 30. Folks in Kuching, Samarahan, Sri Aman, Sarikei, Sibu, Mukah and Betong, Sarawak, however will experience heavy rain and strong winds starting from Dec 28 until the next day, the warning said.