Heavy rains, storms expected to last until Monday

Thunderstorm. — DayakDaily.com file pic. // Photo: Pixabay

KUCHING, Dec 9: Heavy rains and stormy weather are expected across various parts of the state this weekend, according to a report compiled by the State Disaster Management Committee based on information from various government departments and agencies,

Three schools were operating as normal despite experiencing flooding. The situation at SK Kuala Kenyana in Mukah, SK Bakong in Sri Aman, and SK Ulu Merapok, Lawas was reported to be under control.

Meanwhile, a Category One warning was issued for marine vessels traveling in Malaysian waters, advising them to expect strong winds and rough seas. Northeast winds of 40-50 kmph with waves up to 3.5 metres (11 feet) are expected to occur in Sarawak waters until Monday, Dec 11. These strong winds and rough seas are dangerous to small boats, marine recreation and sea sports.

Thunderstorms in Sarawak waters are expected to continue until late evening today, with winds of up to 50kmph and waves as high as 3.5 metres (11 feet), which is dangerous to small boats.

Heavy rains have been forecast to last in Kuching, Samarahan, Serian, Betong, Sarikei, Sibu and Mukah until tomorrow. — DayakDaily