KUALA LUMPUR (Nov 3): Malaysia is expected to experience the Northeast Monsoon earlier than expected from this Monday (Nov 7) and which is forecast to continue until March next year.
In a statement, the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) said during that period, between four and six monsoon episodes bringing continuous heavy rain could potentially occur.
"Like previous seasons, continuous heavy rain for a period of several days can result in flooding in low-lying areas and those near rivers.
“If continuous heavy rain happens simultaneously with the high tide phenomenon, the risk of flooding may increase,” said the statement.
MetMalaysia said it also expected that the high tide phenomenon may occur starting Nov 6 until Nov 11 and Nov 22 until Nov 27, followed by Dec 7-12, Dec 22-26, Jan 6-10 and Jan 21- 25.
During the Northeast Monsoon, strong winds may result in rough seas and huge waves in the waters of South China Sea.
The public has been advised to be prepared and always to be on the alert with information, advisory and weather warning issued by MetMalaysia through its official website at www.met.gov.my, its mobile application myCuaca and all MetMalaysia social media platforms.
The public can also contact the department's hotline at 1-300-22-1638 for enquiries.