S’wak issued thunderstorm warning, in effect until 4pm today

A map showing the areas that will be affected by thunderstorms, heavy rain, and strong winds on March 20, 2023. Photo credit: MetMalaysia

KUCHING, Mar 20: The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) issued a thunderstorm warning for Sarawak this afternoon.

Thunderstorms, heavy rain, and strong winds are expected to affect Samarahan (Simunjan), Sri Aman (Sri Aman), Betong, Sarikei, Sibu, Mukah, Kapit (Song), and Bintulu (Tatau) until 4pm today, according to a MetMalaysia notice issued at 12.55pm today.

“A thunderstorm warning is issued when there are signs of a thunderstorm with a rain intensity of more than 20 mm/hour that is close or expected to last for more than an hour,” it highlighted. — DayakDaily