Warnings of thunderstorms and heavy rain

Here in Malaysia, it’s very well known that there’s only two weathers to us. Either it be blistering hot or just plain heavy rain. That’s quite understandable since the little nation is situated in the equatorial region which gives us the two polarising weathers. However, due to that, we Malaysians are also blessed with plenty of forestry and wildlife.

However, that’s not only it, Malaysia also houses one of the largest cave systems in the world. Located in Sarawak, the Gunung Mulu National Park which is also a World Heritage Site. That itself is quite impressive coming from a small nation of ours. Due to Malaysia’s geography, humid weather is also quite a norm albeit it can be quite uncomfortable at most of the time. 

Weather’s changing

rain

According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia), the monsoon transition period is expected to be starting on 16 March and extending all the way till mid-May. It’s a great feeling to know that the monsoon transition period is coming as the weather in Malaysia recently has been almost unbearably warm. 

Yet, it’s not always pleasant news. Since the transitionary period would also be expected to bring along thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong winds. All in a short period of time especially in the evening. Jailan Simon, MetMalaysia’s director-general pointed out that the weather conditions were expected to occur in most west coast states and the interior of the peninsula. Also the west coast of Sabah as well as western and central parts of Sarawak.

However, as pleasant as the weather is transitioning from a hot and dry spell to a wet weather, Malaysians are also urged to be vigilant. “These weather conditions have the potential to cause flash floods and damage to unstable infrastructures,” Jailan said in a statement.

MetMalaysia also advised the public to be more vigilant during the transitory period. While always be aware of the forecasts and warnings that are issued by them as well.