The Malaysian Meteorological Department (METMalaysia) has warned that several episodes of significant heavy rain with possible flooding are expected to occur from November until January next year
METMalaysia director-general Muhammad Helmi Abdullah told Bernama that four to six episodes of heavy rain will take place during the Northeast Monsoon period, which is predicted to last from early November until March next year.
"There will be episodes of heavy rainfall in Kelantan, Terengganu, and Pahang from November till December," he said.
"Meanwhile, from December until January next year, heavy rain is expected to be more prevalent in Johor, Sabah, and Sarawak."
On the other hand, strong cold winds can also influence weather conditions of the states on the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia
Most of the heavy rain during the Northeast Monsoon is expected to occur in November and December on the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
Muhammad Helmi said Kelantan and Terengganu are expected to have higher-than-average rainfall of between 450mm and 1,000mm in November and December.
He elaborated, "Generally, all states in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, and Sarawak are expected to get an average level of rainfall from January to March 2022."
"However, the interiors and the west coast of Sarawak, as well as eastern Sabah, are expected to receive above-average rainfall in January, namely between 350mm and 950mm," he added.
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