Archive | May 2, 2012

Spring storm blows over Japan, Invest 98W in the PI and Malaysia Floods

03 May 2012, A rough day indeed across the Western Pacific,

Starting in Japan a deep area of low pressure is blowing through today where some locations are seeing upwards of 500mm of rainfall a 24hr period, this is bringing the risk of floods and also landslides on some of the steeper elevations here. Already JMA has issued “ground loosening rains” today for some areas West of Tokyo.  Not only rains though but gusty winds are also becoming a problem as over 50kph winds blow onshore along the East

Coast on Thursday.

For further warnings on this system go to JMA’s english site. 

To the south Invest 98W is spinning up bringing the threat of heavy rainfall the southern Phillippines, good news, this does not look like it will become organized, yet it still does bring the risk of floods and landslides.

Lastly we take a look at Malaysia, and flooding rains there, for a complete update though please click here.

This update is the opinions of westernpacificweather.com,  for official information please visit your local WMO approved Site.

Heavy rain in Malaysia, Flooding in Kuala Lumpur and SE Asia Weather Updates 02 May 2012

The ITCZ has brought heavy showers across the South East Asia specifically Malaysia and Singapore. Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia is reported being hit by flash flood just few hours ago. Several town in Kuala Lumpur is under water causing traffic havoc across the city. The heavy downpour, reported to have started during the afternoon, lasted for approximately 4 and a half hour causing immediate rise of river level and flash flood in low lying area. Isohyet below showing the amount of rainfall for the Peninsula Malaysia for the past 18 hour starting from 0000AM (MAL/PHIL) / 1600Z.

Information obtained from the Malaysia Drainage and Irrigation Department indicates further that Kuala Lumpur region has received heavy rainfall specifically in Kg. Cheras Baru – Kuala Lumpur (135mm), Ladang Edinburgh – Kuala Lumpur (100mm), Taman Sri Muda – Petaling (121mm). The low lying area of Klang, which is regarded as the black spot for flooding, accumulated rainfall amounted between 70 – 100mm. The Kuala Lumpur Smart Tunnel, which was build meant to be utilized for both traffic and flood diversion, is reported to have closed down for public in order to divert overflow water to the other end of town.

Over in the North, in the states of Perak and Kedah, similar heavy rainfall weather is reported but no flooding is reported at press. Meanwhile over the eastern Peninsula Malaysia, hot weather continue to linger around the region with most of the area experiencing fair weather.

Back to the South East Asia, I have posted the SE Asia 3 days forecast in a newly developed page. That particular page serves specifically for the 3 days update. Please do have a look here at South East Asia 3-days Outlook. If you have any suggestions or comments I can further improvise the information provided, please leave your comment or suggestion in the comment box below.

Next, over the Philippine, a developing low is coming up and currently known as Invest 98w. We are still monitoring the system and if you are interested in following this system or to contribute your information on the ground to the team, please do so in our discussion forum here at Western Pacific Weather Forum

Finally I will leave everyone with some flood photos that I have manage to get from the internet. Also, an amateur video on the flooding.

Stay safe and have a good day.

WestPac Wx SE Asia Casters ~Francis~

Photo Courtesy of Yogeswary Arumugam - blogger

Photo Courtesy of Yogeswary Arumugam - blogger

Photo Courtesy of The Malaysian Times

Photo Courtesy of News Straits Time

Photo Courtesy - Unknown