Thunderstorm, heavy rain warning for four districts in Sarawak until 5pm (Jan 10)

A file photo of a thunderstorm brewing in the distance in Batu Kawah.

KUCHING, Jan 10: Thunderstorm, heavy rain and strong wind warning have been issued for Sri Aman, Betong, Sarikei and Sibu until 5pm today (Jan 10).

The Malaysia Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) released this advisory at 1.45pm today.

This warning is in effect due to the potential of severe weather conditions, including thunderstorms with a rain intensity exceeding 20mm/hour, either occurring or expected to last for more than an hour.


A thunderstorm warning is a short-term advisory lasting up to six hours for a single release.

Additionally, MetMalaysia has issued an alert for continuous rainfall expected to affect Sarawak from Jan 11 to 12.

The eastern wind expected to occur until Jan 16 could cause an increase in humidity that may potentially bring continuous rain to Sarawak, eastern Sabah, and eastern Peninsula, accompanied by strong winds and rough seas in the South China Sea during this period.

In various states, thunderstorms with heavy rain and strong winds are forecasted for the afternoon and night.

The public is strongly urged to stay informed by checking MetMalaysia’s official website, following its official METMalaysia social media platforms, and downloading the MyCuaca app for the latest and authentic weather information. — DayakDaily