Saturday, January 08, 2011

Floods caused by the monsoon rains

Each year, the monsoon rains in Malaysia cause flooding in the northern (Perlis, Kedah) and eastern (Kelantan, Terengganu) states of the peninsula.

This year is no exception. In fact, the situation seems more severe this year. Below are updates from The Star on the situation in the different locations:

More evacuated in Kelantan but conditions in Pahang, Terengganu improve

Rising floodwaters force 16 schools in Kelantan to close immediately

400 evacuated after floods in three districts

Floods: Continuous rain in East Coast states, more evacuated

If you are planning a holiday to the east coast or the islands off Terengganu, including Pulau Redang and Pulau Perhentian, this time of the year is to be avoided. Club Med in Cherating, Pahang, is still closed until February (being closed from Sep end onwards).

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Malaysia is a wonderful place to visit. Whilst it is true that there is a monsoon season on the cherating coast. I have been down there surfing most weekends in jan and some of feb and I found it very pleasent. The heat is not so opressive, yes there is some rain, but not excessive. They have just had chinese new year, which gave you thursday, friday and the weekend and it was pretty packed down in chearting so I would still visit. However if it is a holiday of a life time, a honeymoon or your club med fan you would be better waiting until the monsoon is over. However if you traveling through I would be overly concerned by the some what sensational press reports

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