Sunday, November 8, 2015

Northeast monsoon season will go on until March

Northeast monsoon season will go on until March

The northeast monsoon season in the country will go on until March next year, with the heaviest rainfall to be in Nov and Dec.

The bad news is that floods will become a high possibility, however the haze will not be gone.

Malaysian Meteorological Department (MMD) deputy director-general Alui Bahari told theSun that based on the department's forecast, most places are expected to receive heavy rainfall.

He added that during the monsoon season, winds will blow from the South China Sea heading here, which will result in no haze in the country.

"The northeast monsoon will cause the wind to blow from the South China Sea, peninsula as well as Sabah and Sarawak. The haze will be present anymore, even if there is no rain," Alui said.

Meanwhile, Home Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the flood management template used in Kemaman, Terengganu last year will be the benchmark to be implemented nationwide this year.

Speaking to the press after chairing the High-level Committee Meeting on National Flood Disaster and Haze Management in Kuala Lumpur yesterday, he said this was decided following the example exhibited by Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, who is the Kemaman MP, in managing the situation before, during and after the floods last year.

"The methods used in Kemaman will be the new template for flood management at national, state, district and community levels," he said.

Ahmad Zahid added that parliamentarians in flood-prone constituencies will be called for a briefing soon on flood disaster management.

"This is to ensure there is standardised implementation and management," he said.

~News courtesy of The Sun~

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