Friday, September 24, 2021

Heavy rain expected in northern states

Kedah, Penang and Perak may experience flooding in low-lying areas.

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The Malaysian Meteorological Department has issued a weather warning for heavy rain expected today and Friday in Kedah, Penang and Perak.

Its director-general, Muhammad Helmi Abdullah, in a statement issued late last night, said the areas involved in Kedah are Langkawi, Kubang Pasu, Kota Setar, Pokok Sena, Yan, Pendang, Kuala Muda, Kulim and Bandar Baharu.

In Perak, the affected areas are Kerian, Larut, Matang, Selama and Manjung, while the whole of Penang is expected to be affected by severe weather.

“The northwest wind is expected to bring heavy rain, and will result in flooding in low-lying areas in the affected zones,” Helmi said.

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