KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 18 – In conjunction with the Chinese New Year holidays staring Thursday, people are advised to be careful when indulging in outdoor activities in the afternoon due to changes in wind patterns in the region. According to Malaysian Meteorological Department officer Ambun Dindang, states on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia are expected to experience a more humid weather in the afternoon.
“In the morning the weather is forecast to be good nationwide, but showers and thunderstorms with high winds are likely in the afternoon in Perak, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and the western part of Johor,” he said when contacted by Bernama.
People are advised to be aware of the unpredictable weather conditions and changes in regional wind patterns, a situation expected to continue until Friday (Feb 20). Ambun said in Sabah, no rain was expected during the period, while in Sarawak the humid weather condition would be more in the western part.
Meanwhile, Selangor Fire and Rescue Department assistant director of operations, Mohd Sani Harul, advised people to carry out their outdoor activities in safe areas where there aren’t a lot of trees. He also cautioned to avoid planning outings near picnic areas such as rivers and waterfalls. “Due to erratic weather conditions the past few days a lot of fallen trees were reported during thunderstorms and heavy rain, there is need to take precautions during this holiday season,” he said.