Monday, November 21, 2016

Northeast Monsoon is here again

The above is rather a familiar site, i.e., the flooding, this time of the year. The monsoon season is here again.

Malaysia may be lucky enough to not be affected by the Ring of Fire of volcanoes and earthquakes but we do go though spells of heavy rainfall in not one but two monsoon seasons. Right now, we are going through the northeast monsoon which started just a week or so ago and will be until early part of the year.

The northeast monsoon affects primarily the north eastern states of Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang and parts of Johor. If you intend to travel to Malaysia, the year-end is not such a good time to visit if your destination is the east coast of the peninsula, Club Med Cherating included or the islands of Perhentian and Redang though you'd have more beach to yourself.

The Star reported that

Warnings of heavy rain and overflowing rivers have been issued in four states by the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID).

This covers selected areas in Kelantan, Terengganu, Johor and Perlis.

More..Alert over heavy rain and overflowing rivers goes out in Kelantan, Terengganu, Johor and Perlis

By the way, an umbrella can be a good companion when you visit. No loss if you forget one because umbrellas are easily available here. You can buy them from roadside vendors, small sundry shops as well as large department stores. And they are cheap too, more so now to the visitor with the current exchange rate.

Image source: The Star

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