Public advised to be extra vigilant of El Nino, Northeast Monsoon - MetMalaysia
KUALA LUMPUR - The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has reminded the public to always be aware of the El Nino phenomenon and the Northeast Monsoon, which are expected to occur simultaneously this November.
MetMalaysia National Climate Centre principal assistant director, Amirul Nizam Marodzi, said that the peak of El Nino is also expected to occur during the start of the rainy season, at the end of this year or early next year.
"El Nino is expected to reach its peak at the end of the year or early next year, when at that time the country is in the Northeast Monsoon, from November to March, which brings more heavy rain in the states of the east coast, Sabah and Sarawak,” he said when appearing as a guest in ‘Eksklusif’ programme produced by Nasional FM today.
Therefore, Amirul Nizam also reminded the public to be more vigilant to all weather-related information issued by relevant agencies, especially MetMalaysia.
He said that people's alertness to weather conditions, and information from relevant agencies, is crucial to enable them to plan their daily activities and avoid unwanted incidents.
Meanwhile, he also invited the public to participate in a webinar, titled Northeast Monsoon and El Nino 2023/2024 National Climate Forum, on Oct 10, which focuses on disseminating information about the monsoon season.
He added that the webinar was to prepare all parties to face the Northeast Monsoon phenomenon.
The webinar is an annual programme organised by MetMalaysia, which will feature panel members from the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) and the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID), which will be broadcast on MetMalaysia Facebook live session. It will also be broadcast on Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Ministry Weather Facebook Live as well as Astro Awani Facebook Live, on 10 Oct, starting at 10am. - BERNAMA