Weatherman forecasts thunderstorms

KUALA LUMPUR: The weatherman has forecast thunderstorms in the evening and night on Aidiladha today.

A spokesman of the Meteorological Department of Malaysia said such weather was linked to the southwest monsoon.

He said thunderstorms could be expected in the evening in the interior areas of Perak, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang.

He also said that rain was expected in the evening in the western and interior areas of Sarawak as well as the west coast and interior areas of Sabah.

Rain had been forecast for tonight in several areas in Johor, Pahang, Sarawak and Sabah, he added.

Meanwhile, the department said in a statement that thunderstorms in the waters of Phuket and northern Melaka Strait were expected to prevail up to late this evening.

It said the condition could trigger winds of up to 50km per hour and waves as high as 3.5m, which would be dangerous for small boats. — Bernama