Haze nightmare expected to be over, heavy rain next week until Nov

The Kuching North City Hall (DBKU) building in Petra Jaya blanketed by the thick haze.

KUCHING, Sept 21:  This haze nightmare is expected to be over with monsoon transition phase setting in,  bringing in thunderstorms and heavy downpours next week.

According to a statement from the Malaysia Meteorological Department (MET), the monsoon transition phase is expected to come on Sept 24 and lasts until early November.

“This marks the end of Southwest Monsoon which started since May 6, 2019.”

MET said following the change of monsoon, there will be weather change where there will be heavy downpours and thunderstorms.

“Within this period (the Northeast Monsoon), the whole country will receive wind from all directions with low speed, which has the potential to form thunderstorms.  

“Strong wind will be expected especially in the afternoon and early evening in western and central Sarawak, west Sabah and interior areas of Peninsular Malaysia,” said MET in a statement today.

The department warned that the rainy weather has the potential to bring about flash floods and damage to structures of weak foundation.

“Haze situation is expected to be improve,” said MET.

The public is advised to be more alert during this time and stay informed of weather forecasts through MET, myCuaca and social media. — DayakDaily