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Monthly Rainfall Review

NOVEMBER 2014

Introduction

In general, northeast monsoon had set in on 7th of November 2014.  The country is normally wet during northeast monsoon.  During this period, the wind from northeast will bring moist air to the country and this will cause the country to experience four to seven days of continuous heavy rainfall.  This continuous heavy rainfall will then cause floods in some of the lowland areas.

Rainfall

(i) Peninsular Malaysia

During November 2014, Peninsular Malaysia in particular Terengganu, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca and West Johor experienced wet conditions where rainfall anomaly was 20% to more than 60% above average with the total amount of 400 mm to 900 mm.  However, there were some areas experienced dry conditions particularly inland area of Pahang which received rainfall less than 60% below average and the total rainfall amount was less than 200 mm. Meanwhile, other areas received normal rainfall.

In Peninsular Malaysia, the lowest number of raindays was 14 days as recorded at Chuping and the highest number of raindays was 26 days as recorded at Cameron Highlands.

 

(ii)Sarawak

 

In Sarawak, generally most areas received normal rainfall with total amount ranging between 300 mm and 500 mm.  However, Sibu and Bintulu Divisions experienced wet conditions with rainfall anomalies ranging between 20% and 60% above average and the total rainfall amount were between 500 mm and 600 mm. On the other hand, Sri Aman Division experienced dry conditions with rainfall anomaly decreases between 20% and 40% below average.  The total rainfall amount recorded was less than 300 mm.

 

Sarawak has raindays ranging from 21 days in Sri Aman to 25 days in Limbang.

 

(iii) Sabah

 

Mostly all areas over Sabah received normal rainfall for the last month with total amount between 200 mm and 300 mm. However, there were some areas received less rainfall especially Kudat and Sandakan Divisions where rainfall anomalies were 20% to 40% below average.

In Sabah, most of the areas recorded higher number of raindays ranging from 12 days in Tawau to 23 days in Labuan.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                       Rainfall Amount (mm)

 

Monthly Rainfall

 

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