Kota Kinabalu: Sabahans, especially those living in the eastern and northern coastal areas, have been advised to postpone any outdoor leisure activities, such as picnics, camping near the riverbank, hiking or trekking, due to monsoon surge forecast, starting today (Monday). and Rescue Department (JBPM), Md Ali Ismail, said this was because the monsoon wave, bringing cold winds from Siberia, was expected to bring continuous rains, especially in eastern and northern coastal areas of Sabah. . He said this situation could potentially lead to flooding, landslides and other untoward incidents.
“People living in these areas are advised to be on high alert and always vigilant. Sabah JBPM is in a state of readiness by earlier placing related assets in strategic locations,” it said in a statement on Sunday. Ms Ali said the department also monitors the situation from time to time, in addition to coordinating with other agencies under the state and district disaster management committee, to respond in case of untoward incidents. On Thursday, Dec. 23, the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) released a monsoon surge forecast for Dec. 27-30, which, among other things, will bring strong winds and harsh conditions to the South China Sea.
According to MetMalaysia, the situation could also lead to continuous rains in Johor, Sabah and Sarawak from December 28 to 30. * Follow us on Instagram and join our Telegram and/or WhatsApp channels for the latest news you don’t want to miss.
* Do you have access to the Daily Express electronic newspaper and exclusive news online? View available subscription plans.