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Monthly Rainfall Review

DECEMBER 2014

Introduction

In general our country is now in the phase of Northeast Monsoon Season. Usually during this time, weather conditions will become humid especially to states in east coast Peninsular Malaysia. Combination of cold surges from China Continents and easterly winds from Pacific Ocean have formed convective clouds that bring continuous heavy rain and caused massive flooding to a number of areas in Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang.

Rainfall Distributions

(i) Peninsular Malaysia

On December 2014, Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Perlis, Kedah, Pulau Pinang, North Perak, South Selangor and coastal areas in Negeri Sembilan have received total rainfall amount more than 60% above average values. Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang recorded monthly total rainfall amount exceeded 1200 mm. In contrast, southern part of Perak and southern part of Johore recorded total rainfall amount below average values with readings less than 200 mm.

Peninsular recorded number of rain days ranged from 16 to 27 days.

(ii)Sabah and Federal Territory of Labuan

 

West and north divisions of Sabah experienced rainfall distributions 60% above average values. Kudat Division recorded monthly rainfall amount more than 400 mm. In contrast, east division of Sabah received rainfall distributions with total rainfall amount 40% below average values.

 

Sabah and Federal Territory of Labuan recorded number of rain days ranged from 17 to 26 days.

 

 

(iii) Sarawak

 

Majority areas in Sarawak experienced rainfall distribution below average values with total rainfall amount less than 400 mm. However, Mukah, Sibu and Sarikei Division has experienced humid weather conditions with total rainfall amount 400 mm to 500 mm ranged from 40% to 60% above average values.

Sarawak recorded number of rain days ranged from 14 to 27 days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                       Rainfall Amount (mm)

 

Monthly Rainfall

 

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