Hot and hazy days expected from June to September, says MetMalaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR: Temperature are expected to rise and haze may descend on the nation from July to September this yr.

Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) director-general Muhammad Helmi Abdullah mentioned the affect of exterior components like tropical storms in neighbouring international locations just like the Philippines may cause dry circumstances within the peninsula.

“In Indonesia, the potential of forest fires occurring is excessive due to the dry climate, with wind blowing in from the southwest (bringing smoke) to our nation within the type of haze,” he mentioned when interviewed on BernamaTV speak present ‘Malaysia Petang Ini’ Thursday (May 11).

MetMalaysia issued a press release concerning the southwest monsoon which is expected to start this Saturday (May 14) and proceed till mid-September.

Muhammad Helmi mentioned the state of affairs would lead to a discount within the formation of rain clouds and trigger most locations throughout the nation to expertise extra days with out rain than different seasons, in addition to produce low rainfall distribution.

However, heavy rain with sturdy winds and lightning due to the squall line phenomenon can nonetheless happen on the west coast of the peninsula and western Sabah. – Bernama



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