Madius: Cloud-Seeding Successful In Subang, Penang

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KUALA LUMPUR, April 24 – The cloud seeding operations based at the Subang Airport and Penang will be continued yesterday as usual and has succeeded in producing rain in several areas. Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Madius Tangau said, the areas were Timah Tasoh Dam in Perlis, Ahning Pedu, Muda and Beris dams in Kedah, Teluk Bahang dam in Penang, Bukit Merah dam and Air Kuning and the catchment areas of Bukit Larut, Perak, the Sepri and Gemencheh dams in Negeri Sembilan and Durian Tunggal dam in Melaka.

Meanwhile, he in a statement here Saturday said as for the target area over the Air Hitam Dam, Penang, cloud development has been observed after seeding. In the meantime, he said the Kuala Krai Meteorological Station recorded a reading of 37.1 degrees Celsius at 4pm yesterday. He said till Friday, three areas recorded more than 10 days without rainfall, namely Kota Bharu, Kelantan (20 days), Machang, Kelantan (20 days) and Kudat, Sabah (12 days). Meanwhile, Klang and Kuala Selangor, Selangor and Kota Tinggi, Johor recorded 10 days without rainfall.

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