Public advised not to be overly concerned about severe weather warning on US Embassy website – MetMalaysia

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KUALA LUMPUR (October 3): The Malaysian Department of Meteorology (MetMalaysia) has advised the public not to be overly concerned about the severe weather warning posted on the official website of the United States Embassy in Malaysia. intention of its citizens in the country.

According to the department, the warning issued by the US Embassy is in response to the northeast monsoon (MTL) phase, which is expected to start from the middle of next month through March 2023, and the public is urged to prepare for climate change. .

The public are advised to adhere to instructions issued by the country’s disaster management agencies in the event of flooding and to be more sensitive to weather changes.

“MetMalaysia monitors the weather 24 hours a day throughout the year and weather warnings are issued for forecasts of thunderstorms, continuous heavy rain, strong winds and rough seas, as well as tropical cyclones. .

“The weather warning will be issued through various channels to the public, including to US citizens in Malaysia,” MetMalaysia said in a statement Monday, October 3.

The latest weather information can be obtained via the website www.met.gov.mymyCuaca mobile app, MET Malaysia official social media and hotline at 1-300-22-1638.

MetMalaysia said in a statement on Saturday that several states on the peninsula, as well as Sabah and Sarawak, will experience heavy rains during this weather phase, which could lead to flooding, especially in low-lying areas.

There are also risks of aggravating the disaster if heavy rains occur simultaneously with high tides and storms.

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