A 2 hour heavy evening rainfall causes flashflood that halted the traffic of the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur alongside with several area in the Klang Valley. Flashflood was reported alongside the highway opposite to my university, University Putra Malaysia where the railway station was located as well.
Rising water level causes massive congestion on several road heading south bound where situation worsen with the end of office hour and everyone is on their way home. My uncle, John Hng, who was trapped in the incident reported earlier that the traffic crawl approximately 8km in an hour duration and an update an hour ago indicate that his vehicles is in still position for the past 49 minutes. At press, he has yet to reach his home after getting stuck in such massive traffic jam. He was said to be approximately 10km from his house and joked that he is thinking of walking back home instead of driving.
On the other hand, rising water in the low lying area of Serdang town,a small town located next to my university was reported to be waist high while in Kajang, similar condition was reported and that road has to be close and traffic is being diverted to other nearby area.
According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department, weather in Malaysia is expected to be wet especially in the late evening as a the South West Monsoon is reaching its end and the country is entering a transition period for the North East Monsoon. The agency forecast a 20% – 40% above average rainfall to be expected for the Southern region of Peninsula Malaysia specifically the area I am currently staying all the way down to the state of Johor.
It is so unfortunate that I was already on my way home when the heavy downpour started else I might be able to take some shot on occurring flash flood but on the other hand, I should be thankful that I made my move home earlier or else I might not be home articulating this update for all the viewers here as I will be stuck alongside with my uncle on the highway.
Finally, attached alongside this report is several photos of the flood situation obtained from internet forums.
WestPac Wx SE Asia Caster ~Francis~