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weather forecast for New Years Day

By: 0122855600, 3:20 PM GMT on December 31, 2013

Below is a weather forecast for New Years Day for selected locations:

Kuala Lumpur:

Mostly cloudy with the chance of an afternoon storm in the afternoon most likely over northern areas.

24-32 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:60%

New York,New York:

Partly cloudy with the chance of snow showers near midnight.

-1 to 1 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:10%

Perth,Western Australia,Australia:

Mostly sunny with the chance of a light shower or two in the morning mainly over coastal areas then clearing later.

15 to 26 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:20%

Melbourne,Victoria,Australia:

Cloudy with rain associated with the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Christine spreading in from the west in the morning.

15 to 25 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:70%

Adelaide,South Australia,Australia: 



Cloudy with showers then rain associated in the afternoon moving in from the west.


28 to 32 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:60%

Chicago,Illinois:

Cloudy with snow showers associated with the lake snow effect likely moving in from Lake Michigan.Strong northeast winds

-6 to -4 Degrees Celsius

Darwin,Northen Territory,Australia:

Partly cloudy with an afternoon shower or storm most likely over inland areas.

25 to 33 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:50%

London,United Kingdom:

Mostly sunny at first but rain moving in from the west during the afternoon.

6 to 11 Degrees Celsius


Canberra,Australian Capital Territory,Australia:


High and middle level clouds associated the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Christine moving in from the west.

11 to 30 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:10%

Sydney,New South Wales,Australia:

Sunny in the morning then high and middle level clouds associated with Tropical Cyclone Christine moving in from the west

19 to 28 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:10%

Updated: 4:25 PM GMT on December 31, 2013

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New Years Eve weather forecast for US and Canadian locations

By: 0122855600, 8:41 AM GMT on December 31, 2013

Below is a weather forecast for selected locations in the US and Canada for New Years Eve(December 31 2013):

New York,New York:

Partly cloudy with the slight chance of snow showers and snow squalls mainly during the afternoon then clearing during the evening.

-7 to 1 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:10%

Vancouver,British Columbia,Canada:

Cloudy with the chance of drizzle then at night.

5 to 8 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:80%

San Francisco,California:

Mostly sunny and cool.

8 to 15 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:0%

Chicago,Illinois:

Partly cloudy with snow showers beginning to move in from the west in the afternoon. Snow showers over the areas close to Lake Michigan associated with the lake snow effect possible near midnight.

-17 to -8 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:80%


Kansas City,Kansas:

Partly cloudy.Strong southerly winds.

-8 to 9 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:0%

Los Angeles,California:

Mostly sunny

8 to 22 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:0%

Las Vegas,Nevada:

Mostly sunny

4 to 17 Degrees Celsius

Montreal,Quebec,Canada:

Cloudy with light snow beginning from afternoon clearing during the evening.

-22 to -12 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:70%

Toronto,Ontario,Canada:

Cloudy then clearing to partly cloudy in the evening.Slight chance of snow showers and flurries before evening.

-6 to -11 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:80%

This weather forecast is issued by me.

Updated: 3:25 PM GMT on December 31, 2013

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New Years Eve weather forecast

By: 0122855600, 5:07 PM GMT on December 30, 2013

Below is a weather forecast for selected locations for New Years Eve(December 31 2013):

Kuala Lumpur:

Mostly cloudy with the chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon most likely over northwestern and coastal areas.There will also be a chance of some showers and thunderstorms around the coastal areas in the early morning and the chance of some showers and thunderstorms near the Titiwanga Mountain Range at night.

precip chance:40%

24 to 31 Degrees Celsius

Perth:

Partly cloudy with the chance of some showers near the coast from evening.

precip chance:10%

17 to 25 Degrees Celsius

Darwin:

Partly cloudy with the  chance of  showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening most likely over the inland areas.

precip chance:40%

25 to 33 Degrees Celsius

Taipei:

Mostly sunny with the slight chance of some showers over the eastern areas and clearing during the evening.Strong northeasterly winds.

precip chance:10%

13 to 18 Degrees Celsius

Tokyo:

Mostly sunny and cold.

precip chance:0%

2 to 13 Degrees Celsius

Hong Kong:

Sunny and cold in the morning.

precip chance:0%

12 to 17 Degrees Celsius

Shanghai:

Sunny and cold.Strong winds from the southwest in the afternoon.

precip chance:0%

2 to 11 Degrees Celsius

Beijing:

Sunny and cold.

precip chance:0%

-4 to 8 Degrees Celsius

New York:

Partly cloudy and cold.Strong southwesterly winds.

precip chance:0%

-4 to 4 Degrees Celsius


London:

Cloudy with light rain mainly early during the day.Sunny spells possible later.Strong southwesterly winds easing in the evening.

precip chance:80%

6 to 10 Degrees Celsius

This weather forecast is issued by me and I should be able to produce a weather forecast for more locations for New Years Day tomorrow.

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today was another cloudy day in Kuala Lumpur

By: 0122855600, 5:16 PM GMT on December 29, 2013

Today was another cloudy day in Kuala Lumpur with some thunderstorms over the coastal areas.

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Kuala Lumpur was breezy today

By: 0122855600, 5:24 PM GMT on December 28, 2013

The coastal areas of Kuala Lumpur was breezy today.The northeasterly winds prevented the sea breeze from forming in the afternoon.

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Perth weather forecast

By: 0122855600, 5:01 PM GMT on December 27, 2013

Below is a weather forecast for Perth,Western Australia:

Saturday 28 December :

Sunny

Sunny and hot over inland areas.The maximum temperatures could reach 35 Degrees Celsius over the inland areas such as Gosnells and possibly even hotter further inland.

Winds easterly and strong in the early morning before tending southerly in the afternoon.

17 to 35 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:0%

Sunday 29 December:

Sunny

Sunny and hot over inland areas.The maximum temperature could reach 27 Degrees Celsius over the inland areas such as Gosnells and possibly even hotter inland.

Winds southeasterly early in the morning then becoming southwesterly and strong in the afternoon.

19 to 35 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:0%

Monday 30 December:

Sunny

Sunny and pleasantly warm in the afternoon.

winds southeasterly at first before becoming a pleasant southwesterly breeze during the day.

19 to 32 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:0%

Tuesday 31 December:

Becoming cloudy

Becoming cloudy and the chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms over the northeastern areas in the afternoon.

winds southerly at first becoming a stronger southwesterly breeze later.

18 to 28 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:30%

Wednesday 1 January:

Mostly Sunny

Mostly sunny with the chance of a morning thunderstorm and isolated showers over the Northeastern areas in the morning clearing in the afternoon.

Winds southwesterly and strong

16 to 26 Degrees Celsius

Thursday 2 January:

Mostly Sunny

Mostly sunny and nice.

Winds will be southwesterly and moderate and possibly strong over coastal areas.
15 to 26 Degrees Celsius

Friday 3 January:

Becoming Sunny

Becoming sunny and nice.

winds southerly at first becoming southwesterly during the day.

15 to 28 Degrees Celsius

Saturday 4 january:

Sunny

Sunny and pleasantly warm.

Winds easterly at first becoming south to southwesterly in the afternoon.

14 to 31 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:10%

Sunday 5 January:

Mostly Sunny

Mostly sunny and pleasantly warm in the afternoon.

13 to 33 Degrees celsius

Winds southeasterly at first becoming southwesterly in the afternoon.

precip chance:10%

Monday 6 January:

Sunny

Sunny and hot in the afternoon.

17 to 38 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:10%

Tuesday 7 January:

Mostly Sunny

Mostly sunny and nice

17 to 28 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:0%

Wednesday 8 January :

Becoming Cloudy

Becoming cloudy.Nice.

14 to 26 Degrees Celsius

Winds southwesterly and strong in the afternoon.

precip chance:10%

Thursday 9 January:

Shower or two

Becoming sunny and nice except for a shower or two.


Winds southeasterly early in the morning becoming southwesterly and strong in the afternoon.


15 to 28 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:30%

Friday 10 January:

Shower or two

Mostly sunny and pleasantly warm in the afternoon except for a shower or two

Winds southeasterly early in the morning becoming southwesterly in the afternoon

17 to 30 Degrees celsius

precip chance:30%

Saturday 11 January:

Sunny

Sunny and pleasantly warm in the afternoon.

Winds southeasterly at first the becoming southwesterly in the afternoon.

16 to 33 Degrees Celsius

precip chance:0%

Sunday 12 January:
Sunny

Sunny and pleasantly warm in the afternoon.

Winds southeasterly at first becoming southwesterly in the afternoon.

17 to 30 Degrees Celsius.

precip chance:0%

Updated: 5:16 PM GMT on December 27, 2013

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cloudy Christmas occured in Kuala Lumpur

By: 0122855600, 4:15 PM GMT on December 25, 2013

Kuala Lumpur was cloudy but mainly dry for Christmas Day.

All areas in the District of Petaling were dry except for Ayer Hitam Puchong which received 13 mm of rain at 3 Pm.

However,all the other areas in Puchong were dry.

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thunderstorms brought heavy rain to Kuala Lumpur on Christmas eve

By: 0122855600, 4:42 PM GMT on December 24, 2013

Thunderstorms brought heavy rain to Kuala Lumpur in the morning and again in the late evening.

Bangi lama received the highest amount of rainfall with 111 mm of rain.

Seri Kembangan comes in second with 86 mm of rain.

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Christmas weather forecast for Kuala Lumpur

By: 0122855600, 3:29 PM GMT on December 24, 2013

Below is a weather forecast for Christmas Day in Kuala Lumpur:

Mostly cloudy with the chance of a thunderstorm in the late evening.

24 to 30 Degrees Celsius.

precip chance:30%

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thunderstorms bring heavy rain to Kuala Lumpur

By: 0122855600, 5:00 PM GMT on December 23, 2013

Thunderstorms brought heavy rain to Kuala Lumpur today.

Batu 9 received the highest amount of rainfall with 47 mm with IOI Puchong receiving the 2nd highest amount of rainfall of 39 mm.

In puchong despite IOI Puchong receiving 39 mm of rainfall Ayer Hitam Puchong and Puchong Drop received only 18 mm and 17 mm of rainfall respectively.

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typhoon no longer expected to hit Peninsular malaysia during Christmas

By: 0122855600, 4:43 PM GMT on December 22, 2013

The cyclonic vortex that was mentioned in previous posts is no longer expected to develop into a typhoon and affect peninsular Malaysia during Christmas.

However,
This cyclonic vortex may affect Peninsular Malaysia after Christmas or perhaps make landfall over Borneo.

I will continue to monitor this situation closely.

Updated: 4:45 PM GMT on December 22, 2013

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Christmas weather forecast

By: 0122855600, 4:42 PM GMT on December 21, 2013

Below is a weather forecast for Christmas for selected locations around the globe:

Kuala Lumpur:

Overcast with light rain patches becoming heavier and more widespread during the evening.

24 to 29 Degrees Celsius

Mersing:

Overcast with heavy rain and very windy throughout the day.

24 to 26 degrees Celsius

Perth:

Mostly sunny.Cirrostratus clouds clearing slightly.

17 to 30 Degrees Celsius

Melbourne:

Wispy high cloud in the morning than thickening to cirrostratus clouds during the afternoon.

13 to 29 Degrees Celsius

New york:

Mostly sunny and cold.

-1 to 1 Degrees Celsius

London:

Rather cold with altostratus and cirrostratus clouds.Scattered showers easing in the early morning before becoming more widespread again in the afternoon.

1 to 6 Degrees Celsius

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cyclonic vortex over south China Sea could develop into a typhoon and affect Malaysia

By: 0122855600, 4:29 PM GMT on December 20, 2013

A cyclonic vortex over the South China Sea just slightly off the coast of Borneo is causing the rain clouds to interact with it instead of providing heavy rain to the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia.

As this cyclonic vortex has been over the South China Sea for a few days now and will persist over water for the next few days it could develop into a tropical depression perhaps even a tropical storm or a typhoon on December 24 2013.

Even if this cyclonic vortex does not develop into a tropical depression it will cause strong winds and rough seas over the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia.

If this cyclonic vortex develops into a tropical depression it is likely to make landfall over the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia and bring strong winds,rough seas and heavy rain to a higher extent.

The presence of the tropical depressions over the east coast states is likely to cause northwesterly winds over Kuala Lumpur.

This typhoon would be similar to Typhoon Vamei of 2001 which also formed in late December over the South China Sea during a cold surge.

Typhoon Vamei was a special typhoon due to its formation so close to the equator.

Scientists believed until the formation of Typhoon vamei,that typhoons cannot form this near to the equator as the coriolis force,the force which starts a tropical cyclone spinning caused by the earth's rotation is too weak near the equator.

However,
Typhoon Vamei's spin was caused by the interaction with the cold surge as it was over water long enough to develop into a typhoon with no help from the earth's rotation.

Further studies on this special typhoon indicates that such a typhoon would likely only form once every few centuries but this is just the odds and such events can occur much more frequently and sometimes even one after another.

The reason why the formation of such a typhoon is very rare is because of the prefect combination needed for a cyclonic vortex over the South China Sea to develop into a typhoon.

The chances for the cold surge to last long enough,the cyclonic vortex to be over water long enough and for the cyclonic vortex to be just in the perfect position is extremely low.

The current cyclonic vortex is predicted to form into at least a tropical depression by many weather models but each model produces a slightly different weather scenario.

The GFS for instance predicts for this cyclonic vortex to form into a tropical depression make landfall over the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia during Christmas and to have moved out far off the coast from Borneo by December 23 the WRF v3.3.1 predicts the cyclonic vortex to still be just slightly off the coast of Borneo on December 23.

The CMC on the other hand predicts for this cyclonic vortex to also develop into a tropical depression and make landfall over the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia during Christmas but this model predicts it to move just slightly higher north than the GFS predictions.

On the other hand, both the TMD(Thai Meteorological Department) unified model and the ACCESS model which is run by the BOM(Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology) which is based on the Unified Model predicts no tropical depression to develop over the South China Sea during the next few days.

The earth's atmosphere is a fluid and it's state in the near future can be predicted by a set of equations.

But different weather models use a different set of governing equations and it is why different weather models predict a slightly different weather scenario.

Updated: 4:41 PM GMT on December 20, 2013

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the cold surge has established over Peninsular Malaysia

By: 0122855600, 3:49 PM GMT on December 20, 2013

The cold surge has established itself over Peninsular Malaysia.

However,the east coast is not receiving the usual heavy rain as the rain clouds are interacting with a cyclonic vortex over the South China Sea off the coast of Borneo.

This cyclonic vortex has the potential tropical depression or even a tropical storm or a typhoon over the next few days and make landfall over the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia.

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3 hour nowcast for Kuala Lumpur

By: 0122855600, 12:09 PM GMT on December 20, 2013

3 Hour nowcast for Kuala Lumpur:

Overcast with light rain patches from some high cloud contracting to the coast and dissipating.

Possible patchy fog near hill areas.

Humidity will be close to 100%.

Temperatures will be around 25 Degrees Celsius.

Updated: 12:15 PM GMT on December 20, 2013

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heavy rain provides some relief from the heat in Kuala Lumpur

By: 0122855600, 5:13 PM GMT on December 19, 2013

The afternoon wind convergence between the sea breeze and the northeasterly winds caused thunderstorms to develop which brought heavy rain and strong winds to Kuala Lumpur provided slight relief from the heat.

However, since some not air conditioned areas may not experience the cooling effect yet the hot temperatures combined with the high humidity can cause it to feel even hotter.

Updated: 5:17 PM GMT on December 19, 2013

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Chinese scientists say liquid nitrogen may help the Beijing smog situation

By: 0122855600, 4:38 PM GMT on December 19, 2013

Chinese scientists say that pumping cryogenic fluids may help reduce air pollution in the capital.

He Hui,a researcher at the Beijing weather modification office believes that liquid nitrogen,which has a boiling point of -196 Degrees Celsius which is also used as an industrial coolant as it is 117 Degrees Celsius colder than dry ice.

The government-funded research involves pumping the gas from large tanks into the air as a fine mist at least 10 metres above ground.

Crystals would form on the small particles of dust and other pollutants, which then fall to the ground. The belt of cooler air, less than 20 metres thick, also stops polluted air above reaching street level. The researchers said that during colder weather the belt, rich in vaporised liquid nitrogen, could remain hanging in the atmosphere for several hours.

Beijing Vice-Mayor Lin Keqing said this week that the city was investigating the use of technology to combat the capital's smog, but did not elaborate.

Conventional methods include seeding clouds with chemicals to create rain or snow to wash out air pollutants.

The Chinese Government frequently uses weather modification methods such as cloud seeding.

The Chinese Government had even used cloud seeding ahead of the Beijing 2008 Olympics.

Cloud seeding is however very costly and is less efficient during wintertime.

He's team was given 250,000 yuan (HK$317,000) by the National Natural Science Foundation last year to carry out computer simulations of how various chemical agents might help clean the air. Other agencies, which He declined to name, funded the liquid nitrogen experiments. This had proved the most promising research, he said.

"Our experiments showed that in an environment with temperatures below freezing point, liquid nitrogen outperformed all other agents, but in summer or autumn its effect was less obvious,'' He said. Other scientists have questioned whether this can be done safely.

Using cryogenic fluids such as liquid nitrogen can be unsafe as even a drop of liquid nitrogen that touches the skin can cause immediate severe cold burns.

China appears to have foreseen this safety issue by only releasing this chemical agent only above five floors high.

Another potential problem in using liquid nitrogen is wind.

"Small winds in different directions can alter our data quite significantly,'' said researcher He.

Perhaps another problem is that when the liquid nitrogen rapidly boils it can displace oxygen leaving people struggling to breathe.

Fu Zuntao, a professor at Peking University, said the Chinese Government had spent a lot on weather manipulation research that was often not publicised.

Updated: 12:04 PM GMT on December 20, 2013

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hot weather in Kuala Lumpur

By: 0122855600, 4:34 PM GMT on December 18, 2013

Today was a very hot day in Kuala Lumpur as the sky was mostly clear which allowed for strong solar heating.

The Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport recorded a maximum temperature of 34.4 Degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 26.0 Degrees Celsius.The maximum temperature was the hottest since October 17 2013 and the minimum temperature was the warmest since August 15 2013.The previous morning which was hotter(recorded a warmer minimum temperature) than last night was the morning June 15 2013.

KLIA recorded a maximum temperature of 34.3 Degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 25.3 Degrees Celsius.The maximum temperature was the hottest since June 29 2013 and the minimum temperature was the warmest since September 27 2013.

Petaling Jaya was even hotter and recorded the highest temperature reading throughout the whole of Malaysia recording a maximum temperature of 34.5 Degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 27.0 Degrees Celsius.

In terms of rainfall much of the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur and the State of Selangor were dry over the past few days.

Today Kampung Melayu Subang and several areas in the district of Kuala selangor and Hulu Selangor received some rainfall.

However,Kuala Lumpur may see some thunderstorms in the late afternoon and evening tomorrow as there is possible wind convergence between the afternoon sea breeze and the northeasterly winds.

observation data source:Malaysian Meteorological Department(MetMalaysia),mundomanz.com and Department of Drainage and Irrigation

Updated: 4:54 PM GMT on December 18, 2013

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many locations in Southeast Asia saw below average temperatures today

By: 0122855600, 12:54 PM GMT on December 18, 2013

The cold surge has caused below average temperatures over many locations in Southeast Asia today.

Bangkok experienced a maximum temperature of 26 Degrees Celsius today and a minimum temperature of 17 Degrees Celsius when on Average at this time of the year the maximum temperature is 31 Degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature is 22 Degrees Celsius.

Chiang Mai experienced a maximum temperature of 24 Degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 10 Degrees Celsius when the average temperature for this time of the year is a maximum temperature of 28 Degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 15 Degrees Celsius.

Kuala Lumpur however experience above average temperatures today.

The cold surge has already began to establish itself over the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia with a maximum temperature of only 27 Degrees Celsius today.

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hot weather affects Peninsular Malaysia

By: 0122855600, 8:32 AM GMT on December 18, 2013

Hot weather has effected Peninsular Malaysia today due to the clear skies.However,the intense solar heating has caused several showers and thunderstorms to develop over Peninsular Malaysia.

At 8 PM tonight the SYNOP weather stations around Peninsular Malaysia will release their maximum recorded temperature for today and I will be able to post a more detailed post tonight detailing the maximum temperatures around Peninsular Malaysia.

Updated: 8:33 AM GMT on December 18, 2013

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cold surge to reach peninsular Malaysia tomorrow

By: 0122855600, 4:33 PM GMT on December 17, 2013

Another cold surge is expected to reach the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia tomorrow.This cold surge is expected to bring flooding in the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia.

Updated: 4:34 PM GMT on December 17, 2013

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northwesterly winds In Kuala Lumpur to ease tomorrow

By: 0122855600, 4:24 PM GMT on December 17, 2013

The northwesterly winds in Kuala Lumpur are expected to ease tomorrow as the cold surge makes its way towards Peninsular Malaysia.

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snow falls in Northern Vietnam for the first time in years

By: 0122855600, 4:12 PM GMT on December 17, 2013

Snow has fallen in Northern Vietnam for the first time in years.

The cause for this unusual weather was the upper level disturbance and the cold air behind it which quickly rushed ahead of the upper level disturbance and has now reached southern Vietnam.This cold surge is currently on its way to Peninsular Malaysia and will reach the east coast states tomorrow.

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windy weather possible in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow

By: 0122855600, 4:49 PM GMT on December 16, 2013

Strong northwesterly winds are possible in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow.The wind is expected to be strongest in the afternoon when it will be windy at times and If any thunderstorms develop they could produce northwesterly gales to the affected areas.

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cold surge to affect peninsular Malaysia from Wednesday to until the end of December

By: 0122855600, 4:27 PM GMT on December 16, 2013

An upper level disturbance currently lies over Southern China and Hong Kong.Behind this upper level disturbance is a pool of cold air.This pool of very cold air will flow behind this upper level disturbance and thus creating a cold surge for Peninsular Malaysia from Wednesday until the end of December.

This cold surge is likely to bring flooding to the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia.

The prevailing wind over Kuala Lumpur is currently northwesterly but will switch to become northeasterly upon arrival of the cold surge over peninsular Malaysia.

Hong Kong will see cold weather for the rest of the week because of this cold surge.

Notes:

In this blog post

The upper level disturbance is determined by strong winds at the 500 hPa(hectopascal) level.

The prevailing wind over Kuala Lumpur is determined by the wind direction at the 925 hPa(hectopascal) level.

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dry weather in Kuala Lumpur today

By: 0122855600, 4:24 PM GMT on December 15, 2013

The weather in Kuala Lumpur was dry today unlike the past few days.This is because the prevailing wind is from the northwest and so there is no moist sea convergence in the afternoon.

This condition is exped to persist until Wenesday when the next cold surge arrives over Peninsular Malaysia.The prevailing wind will also be slightly more northerly on Tuesday.

The prevailing wind in this blog post is determined by the wind direction at the 925 hPa(hectopascal) level where the wind direction in not influenced by the sea and land breezes.

Updated: 4:48 PM GMT on December 15, 2013

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thunderstorms affected Kuala Lumpur again this afternoon

By: 0122855600, 4:24 PM GMT on December 14, 2013

Thunderstorms affected Kuala Lumpur again tomorrow but the thunderstorms were not as strong as yesterday's as the air was less moist since moisture was stripped from the air from some morning mist.

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intense heat wave hits Perth

By: 0122855600, 3:58 PM GMT on December 14, 2013

A heat wave hit Perth,Western Australia this week causing the hottest temperatures to affect the region since February.Today temperatures at Perth Airport soared to 40 Degrees Celsius before a cooler sea breeze moved in.

Tomorrow the inland suburbs of Perth could experience a temperature of 42 Degrees Celsius before the cooler sea breeze arrives.This may break the previous record for hottest temperature recorded in Perth for this year.The previous record for this year was set on February 12.

The fire danger will also be severe especially over Perth Hills due to the dry winds from the east before the afternoon sea breeze combined with the intense solar heating as it is summer now in Perth.

A total fire ban has also been issued for the inland suburbs of Perth and anyone who ignores the total fire ban could be fined up to $25000 or jailed for 12 months said the DFES(Department of Fire and Emergency Services)

The statement as posted on their website was:

"Saturday 14 December 2013 - 6:10 PM
A Total Fire Ban has been declared for Sunday 15 December for inland parts of Perth and surrounding areas.
This includes:
• Armadale
• Gosnells
• Swan
• Chittering
• Gingin
• Kalamunda
• Mundaring
• Serpentine-Jarrahdale
• Toodyay

On Sunday 15 December 2013 between 12.01am until 11.59pm any activity that could start a fire is banned.

This means:
• you must not light or use any fires in the open air
• all open fires for the purpose of cooking or camping are not allowed
• hot work such as metal work, grinding, welding, soldering, gas cutting or similar is not allowed unless you have an exemption
• you must not undertake any other activities that may start a fire

If a Harvest and Vehicle Movement Ban has not been implemented by your local government you are able to harvest or move vehicles across paddocks for agricultural purposes.

You could be fined up to $25,000 or jailed for 12 months or both if you ignore the Total Fire Ban.

For information on activities that can or cannot be carried out during a Total Fire Ban visit www.dfes.wa.gov.au/totalfirebans/Pages/TotalFireBa nWhatCantIDo.aspx

If the information you want is not available from the website, telephone the Total Fire Ban Information Line 1800 709 355.

This information is also available by visiting www.dfes.wa.gov.au​"

Updated: 4:04 PM GMT on December 14, 2013

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Kuala Lumpur to receive water supply disruptions next week

By: 0122855600, 4:22 PM GMT on December 13, 2013

About 1 million Kuala Lumpur residents are expected to be affected by water supply disruptions next week on Tuesday December 17 2013 due to a temporary partial stop work at the Sungai selangor Phase 2 water treatment plant.

Syabas(Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor) said in a statement that the disruption would begin at 8 AM on Tuesday and would be restored in stages beginning at 9 PM on the same day.

The stop-work is to upgrade, repair and change major assets such as the switchboard and steel pipes.

The statement said that it would involve 217,694 consumer accounts.

Water supply in most areas is expected to be reconnected within 24 hours after completion of stop-work operations, depending on proximity to the supply source.

"Syabas expects areas on high ground and those located far from the sources of water, particularly around Petaling, Kuala Lumpur and Klang/Shah Alam, to be the last to have resumption of water supply," the statement said.

Syabas also advised consumers to store sufficient water as tanker lorries would not be provided (except for hospitals, dialysis centres and houses of worship) as early notices had been issued.

Syabas placed 66 tanker lorries on standby as well as 750 static tanks, for areas where supply is not restored after 24 hours.

Consumers can call 1-800-88-5252 for further information.

The affected areas will be:

Kuala Lumpur:

1. Bukit Kiara areas: Royal Selangor Club; Bukit Kiara Resort; Bukit Kiara Sports Centre; National Science Centre; National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN); the Securities Commission, and the Education Technology Division of the Sime Darby Convention Centre.

2. Parts of the Bukit Damansara area: Jalan Segambir; Jalan Belimbing; Jalan Setiabistari; Jalan Setiamurni 1 until 12; Jalan Setiabudi; Jalan Setiarasa; Jalan Setiaraya; Jalan Setiajaya; Jalan Medan Setia; Jalan Setiabakti; Jalan Setiakasih; Plaza Damansara and Taman Seri Beringin.

3. Segambut area: Taman Sri Sinar; Taman Sri Bintang; Taman Bukit Sri Bintang; Taman Prima Pelangi; Taman SPPK Segambut; Taman Segambut; Taman Segambut Permai; Taman Segambut Damai; Taman Segambut Muda; Taman Segambut Aman; Taman Bukit Segambut; Taman Indah Murni; Taman Prima Impian; Taman Desa; Kampung Segambut Dalam; Taman Segambut Bahagia; Kampung Segambut Tengah; Kampung Segambut Gate; Kensington Park; Changkat Kiara Bayu; Changkat Kiara Surya; Prima Duta; Menara Duta; Duta Ria; the whole of Mount Kiara area and Kompleks Kediaman Kakitangan Awam Jalan Duta.

4. A section of Jalan Kuching areas and Jalan Ipoh: Jalan Ipoh Batu 4 until Batu 5; Jalan Cenderuh; Jalan Kuala Kangar; Jalan Vethavanam; Jalan St.Thomas; Jalan Khalsa; Taman Kok Lian; Taman City; Kem Batu Kentomen; Taman Impian; Taman Eastern; Taman Rainbow; Taman Bamboo; Taman Million; Taman Sheng Cheng; Taman Kaya; Kawasan Perindustrian Segambut, Taman Sri Kuching and Taman Niaga Waris.

5. Sentul area: Kampung Chubadak; Kampung Bandar Dalam; Kampung Chempedak, Kampung Kovil Hilir; Taman Dato' Senu; Taman Sentul Raya; Sentul Selatan and Bandar Baru Sentul.

6. Jalan Duta area: National Archives; Jalan Duta Government Complex; Masjid Wilayah Kuala Lumpur; Examination Syndicate; MACC Headquarters; Persiaran Duta; Co Curricular Development Centre, Hockey Stadium.

7. A section of Jalan Mahameru: Taman Duta area; Bukit Tunku area; Tasik Perdana area; Parliament area; Jalan Sultan Salahuddin; Jalan Tun Ismail; Jalan Dato' Onn; Jalan Lembah Ledang; Jalan Perlis; Jalan Kedah; Jalan Selangor; Jalan Johor and Jalan Negeri Sembilan.

8. Sri Hartamas area: Taman Sri Hartamas, Kiara View; Kiaramas; Taman Duta Nusantara; Taman Duta Tropika; Hartamas Heights.

9. Bukit Sentul area: Jalan Kolam Air; Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC); The Mall; Hentian Putra.

10. A section of Jalan Tun Razak (from Bulatan Pahang until the Jalan Langgak Golf junction): Hospital Tawakkal; Institut Perubatan Respiratori; National Blood Centre; National Heart Centre; Hospital Pusrawi; Jalan Semarak; Jalan Perumahan Gurney; Jalan Maktab; Jalan Padang Tembak; Flat DBKL Dato' Keramat; Mindef; Pulapol; Wisma Tanah; JUPEM; UTM; FELDA; Pusat Latihan Telekom; a section of Jalan Pahang (from Bulatan Pahang until the Jalan Titiwangsa junction)

11. Areas around KLCC: Suria KLCC; Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre; Menara Maxis; Mandarin Hotel; Menara Exxon Mobil; Jalan Yap Kwan Seng; Jalan Pinang.

12. Jalan Ampang (from the Jalan Tun Razak junction until the MRR2 junction): Jalan Langgak Golf; Jalan U Thant; Gleneagles Me3dical Centre; British Hich Commission; Spanish Embassy office; Bangladesh High Commission Office; French Embassy office; Embassy of Thailand office; Chinese Embassy Office; Saudi Arabian Embassy office; Sri Lanka High Commission office; Russian Embassy office; Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia; Jalan Ampang Hilir.

13. A section of Kampung Baru: Jalan Sungai Baru; Jalan Rakam; Jalan Hamzah; Jalan Datuk Abdul Malik; Jalan Haji Sirat; Jalan Haji Yaakub; Jalan Salleh; Jalan Syed Mahadi; Jalan Haji Zainuddin; Jalan Pauh; Jalan Raja Uda Apart; Jalan Raja Uda 2; Lorong Raja Uda 1; Lorong Datuk Abdullah.

14. All the following areas: Taman Sri Delima; Kampung Delima; Kampung Stesen; Kampung Batu 4; Taman Pandan Jaya; Taman Cempaka; Taman Bakti; Taman Nirwana; Kampung Pandan Dalam; Taman Cahaya; Pandan Cahaya; Taman Dagang; Taman Shamelin; Taman Tenaga; Taman Miharja; Taman Kobena; Desa Pandan. GOMBAK AREA:

Bandar Sri Damansara; Kepong Industrial Park; Kawasan Industri Tago; Sunway SPK; Wangsa Permai; Desa Park City; Taman Bukit Maluri; Manjalara Kepong; Desa Aman Puri; Medan Putra; Country Height Damansara Sunway SPK Harmoni 3.

Petaling

Bandar Baru Sri Petaling; Desa Petaling; Jalan Klang Lama; Jalan Kuchai Lama; Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park; OUG; Jalan Penchala; Jalan Puchong; Flat Kerinchi; Kampung Kerinchi; Jalan Sungai Besi; Kampung Baru Salak Selatan; Kampung Malaysia; Kampung Pasir Baru; Pantai Dalam; Kawasan Perindustrian Batu 7 Puchong; PJ State; Seksyen 1 until Seksyen 10; Seksyen 18; Seksyen 52;

Taman Bukit Angkasa; Taman Bukit Indah; Taman Desa; Taman Gembira; Taman Kuchai Jaya; Taman Lee Yan Lian; Taman Goodwood; Taman Salak Selatan; Taman Sungai Besi; Taman Sri Sentosa; Taman Tan Yew Lai; Bandar Tasik Selatan; Sungai Besi; Taman Perindustrian OUG; Seksyen 51A, Petaling Jaya; Taman Yarl, Jalan Klang Lama; Bandar Baru Bukit Jalil; Taman Naga Mas;

Taman Salak Jaya; Bukit Jalil Golf Resort; Jalan SS2/50 hingga SS 2/72, SS2; Sungai Way, SS9; Petaling Bahagia; Lucky Garden; Taman Kuchai & Nam Fong; TUDM Kinrara; Kampung Bohol; Taman Puchong Mesra; Taman Paik Siong; Seksyen 11 hingga Seksyen 14, Petaling Jaya; Seksyen 16 hingga Seksyen 17, Petaling Jaya; Seksyen 17A, Damansara N/V; Seksyen 19 hingga Seksyen 22, Petaling Jaya;

Klang/Shah Alam

Seksyen 25 - Sri Lembayung; Seksyen 32; Seksyen 33; Bandar Putera; Putra Height; Kampung Bukit Lanchong; Seksyen 22; Seksyen 25 - Axis; Seksyen 26; Seksyen 27; Seksyen 28; Kampung Kebun Bunga; Kampung Baru Hicom; Subang Mas, Batu Tiga; Batu Tiga, Shah Alam; Batu 8, Bukit Kemuning; Bukit Naga; UEP; USJ Subang.

-Bernama

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heavy rain from thunderstorms caused flash floods in heavy traffic in Kuala Lumpur

By: 0122855600, 4:01 PM GMT on December 13, 2013

Heavy rain from thunderstorms caused flash floods and heavy traffic in Kuala Lumpur.

The roads from Jalan Raja Chulan heading towards Jalan P. Ramlee were affected with reports stating that only heavy vehicles are able to pass the route.

Jalan Sultan Ismail(Chinatown) was also affected, causing heavy congestion on the roads heading out of the city center.

On the PLUS highway, an accident was reported along KM 19.3 Damansara - Kota Damansara road and traffic heading towards Subang was reported to be slow.

Traffic from Nilai heading towards Seremban was also slow on the Plus highway this evening.

As of 11PM traffic congestion has eased but LLM(Lebuhraya Lembaga Malaysia) GIS,Waze,Google Maps and traffic webcams still indicate traffic congestion in several areas around the Kuala Lumpur.

According to http://infobanjir.water.gov.my/real_time.cfm Taman Mayang received the highest amount of rainfall within the Klang Valley received with 57 mm of rain.

However,the area that recorded the highest amount of rainfall was Sri Aman in the District of Kuala Selangor with 67 mm of rain.

The southern areas however received much less rainfall with Puchong Drop receiving 15 mm of rainfall and Ayer Hitam Puchong receiving 1 mm of rain at 5:15 PM.Seri kembangan received 0 mm.

Pulau Kuala Saleh and several other areas in the state of Selangor and the Federal territory of Kuala Lumpur also received 0 mm of rain.

The Sultan Abdul Aziz Airport also saw heavy rain at 5 PM with wind gusts of 52 km/h recorded.

This storm also caused the third power surge this week to hit my house.

This storm was caused by the moist sea breeze converging with the prevailing northeasterly winds caused by the northeast monsoon.

This type of weather pattern usually occurs during the intermonsoon periods which are March,April,May and September,October and November when the northeasterly winds are light.

The occurrence of this weather pattern is much less during December,January and February as the northeasterly winds are slightly stronger.

Updated: 4:44 PM GMT on December 13, 2013

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thunderstorms in Kuala Lumpur thus afternoon

By: 0122855600, 5:26 PM GMT on December 12, 2013

Despite the sunny morning in Kuala Lumpur thunderstorms occurred in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon due to the moist sea breeze.

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Perth to see very hot weather in the next few days

By: 0122855600, 6:01 PM GMT on December 11, 2013

Perth,Western Australia is expected to see very hot weather in the next few days and possibly reaching 40 Degrees Celsius over the inland areas.Cooler weather will set in for Perth early next week.

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Antarctica temperature hits record low

By: 0122855600, 3:22 PM GMT on December 11, 2013

Temperatures in antarctica hit a record low of minus 93 Degrees Celsius in August 2010,breaking the 1983 record set at Vostok Station according to scientists.

Researchers made the discovery while analysing 32 years of global surface temperatures that were recorded by satellites

They found that a high ridge in the East Antarctic Plateau contains pockets of trapped air that dipped as low as minus 93 Celsius in August of 2010, researchers said at the annual American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco on Monday.

"We had a suspicion this Antarctic ridge was likely to be extremely cold, and colder than Vostok because it's higher up the hill," Ted Scambos, lead scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado said in a statement.

The record cold temperatures were caused by a phenomenon known as radiation cooling which occurred during the winter of complete darkness.

"By causing the air to be stationary for extended periods, while continuing to radiate more heat away into space, you get the absolute lowest temperatures we're able to find," Scambos said.

The temperatures are about 10 degrees Celsius colder than anything recorded in Alaska or Siberia.

This research grew out of studies of snow dunes. Scientists noticed cracks in the snow and wondered if the top layer of snow was shrinking.

However such records are based on remote sensing techniques and are considered inaccurate and thus not recognised by the World Meteorological Organisation(WMO)

The previous record of -89.2 Degrees Celsius on 21 July 1983 was recorded by a thermometer and not by remote sensing techniques.

The weather at the Vostok Station is also slightly cooler than that at the South Pole as it is higher up in altitude.

Antarctica is known as the coldest continent on Earth and is much colder than the Arctic as it is a continent with very deep inland plateaus.

Updated: 4:41 PM GMT on December 11, 2013

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cold surge affecting Peninsular Malaysia dissipates

By: 0122855600, 6:24 PM GMT on December 09, 2013

The cold surge that has been affecting Peninsular Malaysia has dissipated.The dissipation of the cold surge has resulted in much drier conditions in the east coast states and slightly warmer weather to Kuala Lumpur with an evening thunderstorm and the weak afternoon sea breeze.

For the afternoon sea breeze to form over Kuala Lumpur the inland temperatures must be hot enough the the opposing northeasterly winds must be weak enough to allow the sea breeze to form.The afternoon sea breeze which resulted in the moist sea breeze convergence caused the evening thunderstorms over Kuala Lumpur.

Updated: 7:46 PM GMT on December 09, 2013

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cold surge affecting Peninsular Malaysia weakened again

By: 0122855600, 4:39 PM GMT on December 08, 2013

The cold surge affecting Peninsular Malaysia has weakened again resulting in slightly warmer weather to Kuala Lumpur and the easing of the heavy rain over the east coast states.

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cold surge affecting peninsular malaysia strenghtens

By: 0122855600, 4:46 PM GMT on December 07, 2013

The cold surge affecting Peninsular Malaysia has strengthened and brought cooler weather to Kuala Lumpur.

This cold surge is expected to weaken again on Tuesday 10 December 2013.

The strengthening of the cold surge has also caused heavy rain to return to the east coast states with 40008 evacuees in Pahang which is the worst hit state.

Heavy rain had reached into inland areas such as Temerloh today.

The cold surge is capable of producing winds of over 60 km/h and waves over 6 meters over the South China Sea.

For the latest information on the number of evacuees I highly recommend you visit http://portalbencana.mkn.gov.my/Portal/.The website will also include the latest updates for other natural disasters such as landslides,should they occur.

Updated: 5:20 PM GMT on December 07, 2013

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floods over the east coast states

By: 0122855600, 5:23 PM GMT on December 06, 2013

The rain over the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia has eased as the cold surge has weakened temporarily.The rain is expected to become heavier again tomorrow when the cold surge strengthens again.

In terms of the number of evacuees the worst hit state according to the National Security Council is Pahang with 32838 evacuees.

Kelantan has 1954 evacuees.

Johor has 1507 evacuees,Terrenganu 7229 and Melaka only 25.

I highly recommend you visit the portalbencana.mkn.gov.my/Portal/ for the latest flood information.

Updated: 7:13 PM GMT on December 06, 2013

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slightly warmer weather may occur in Kuala Lumpur tommorow

By: 0122855600, 6:01 PM GMT on December 05, 2013

Slightly warmer weather may affect Kuala Lumpur tomorrow and Saturday but cooler weather may affect Kuala Lumpur again on Sunday or Monday.

I will continue to monitor this situation closely.

Updated: 6:24 PM GMT on December 05, 2013

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Canberra sees rather chilly weather just a day after very hot weather

By: 0122855600, 5:01 PM GMT on December 05, 2013

Canberra is currently experiencing very cold weather just a day after the temperature reached 32 Degrees Celsius.This significant temperature drop was due to a strong cold front which has just passed through the southeastern area of Australia.

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hot weather to return to Kuala Lumpur on Friday

By: 0122855600, 4:58 PM GMT on December 04, 2013

The movement of the weak tropical cyclone has slowed down as a result hot weather may only return to Kuala Lumpur.The cold surge will continue to affect the east coast states until next week bring very heavy rain and relatively cold weather

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tropical cylone to move over Kuala Lumpur tommorow

By: 0122855600, 4:52 PM GMT on December 03, 2013

A tropical cyclone is expected to move over the southern suburbs of Kuala Lumpur tomorrow night or evening.The circulating winds however will be very weak near the surface to be noticeable but they will be stronger at higher altitudes.

Updated: 4:59 PM GMT on December 03, 2013

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unusual weather phenomena over the Straits of Melaka

By: 0122855600, 4:48 PM GMT on December 03, 2013

If you have been watching the weather radar animation loop for today you may have noticed that rain has been continue sly moving over the Dtraits of Melaka from the coastal areas of Kuala Lumpur.This phenomena occurred as the temperature over the straits of Melaka remained warmer than the land areas throughout the whole day and thus lead to moist air rising and condensing to form rain clouds over the Straits of Melaka and the coastal regions of Kuala Lumpur.

Normally the land areas would be warmer than the Straits of Melaka during the afternoon.

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cooler than usual weather in Perth

By: 0122855600, 4:52 PM GMT on December 02, 2013

Cooler than usual weather has occurred in perth,Australia recently.But temperatures are expected to be on the rise again perhaps reaching 33 Degrees Celsius on Friday with the chance of some thunderstorms and altostratus and altocumulus clouds.During the weekend the weather will become dry again and perhaps with a few fair weather cumulus clouds.

updated at 12:52 AM December 3 2013 GMT+8.

Updated: 4:39 PM GMT on December 03, 2013

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Kuala Lumpur rains the whole day

By: 0122855600, 2:47 PM GMT on December 02, 2013

Kuala Lumpur rained the whole day today as the cold surge currently affecting Peninsular malaysia produces heavy rain over the eastern areas of peninsular malaysia this rain clouds are blown towards kuala Lumpur by the northeasterly winds.

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cold surge currently affecting Peninsular Malaysia

By: 0122855600, 5:22 PM GMT on December 01, 2013

A cold surge is currently affecting Peninsular and this is causing thunderstorms to form over the South China Sea and move over the eastern and central parts of Peninsular Malaysia.Tomorrow a tropical cyclone is also expected to move near to Peninsular Malaysia from the South China Sea.Currently this tropical cyclone is expected to make landfall over Peninsular Malaysia on Tuesday and could pass directly over the northern suburbs of Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday morning.

The cold surge is expected to affect the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia until next week but Kuala Lumpur should be protected from the cold surge from Thursday onwards with warmer and brighter weather thereafter as the tropical cyclone exits into the Straits of Melaka and eventually into the Indian Ocean.

This tropical cyclone will weaken rapidly as it moves across Peninsular Malaysia but will have the chance to redevelop over the Indian Ocean.

Updated: 5:23 PM GMT on December 01, 2013

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cold surge affects Peninsular Malaysia

By: 0122855600, 4:05 PM GMT on November 30, 2013

A cold surge is currently effecting Peninsular Malaysia and is producing very heavy rain over the eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia.This heavy rain may extend into Kuala Lumpur especially over northeastern suburbs.

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