Continuous Heavy Rainfall In Peninsula, Sarawak Until Sunday

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 (Bernama) -- Continous heavy rainfall is expected in several states of the peninsula and Sarawak from today until Sunday, said Malaysian Meteorological Department (METMalaysia).

Its director-general, Alui Bahari said in a statement today, the condition was due to a monsoon surge from inland China which is expected to hit the east coast of the peninsula and the west Sarawak.

"METMalaysia has updated weather alerts for Kelantan (Tumpat, Pasir Mas, Kota Bharu, Bachok, Machang and Pasir Puteh), Terengganu, Pahang (Kuantan, Pekan and Rompin), Johor (Mersing and Kota Tinggi) and Sarawak (Kuching, Samarahan, Serian, Betong, Sarikei, Sibu and Mukah)."

Strong winds of speed up to 40-50 kilometres per hour and waves up to 3.5 metres are expected to occur in the waters off the east coast of the peninsula during that period.

-- BERNAMA