As reported in Rob’s yesterday video updates, the South East Asia has been much bombarded by heavy rain specifically in Thailand and Malaysia. The imagery on your left is the Isohyet map obtained from the Malaysia Drainage and Irrigation department showing the accumulated rainfall in the Peninsula Malaysia for the past 24 hours. Heavy rain was reported over much of the area with the state of Selangor is the heaviest of all with heavy precipitation up to 200mm in the last 24 hour. Detailed information from the DID of Malaysia shows that the town of Batang Kali in Hulu Selangor, recorded 180mm of rainfall, Ulu Yam (174mm), Kg. Kalong Tengah (143mm) and Serendah (109mm).
Latest report from the Malaysian Flood Portal indicate that there are at least 14 flooding spot in the States of Selangor as of 1200 (Phil/Mal) but none of the area are possessing threat to nearby residents. Meanwhile over in other states in Peninsula Malaysia, rainfall accumulated between 5 to 100mm was recorded but no threat of flooding are reported.
Meanwhile, over in Thailand, heavy rainfall has been dominating the Northern region of Thailand. Total precipitation up to 150mm in the past 24 hour was recorded and is illustrated in the imagery on your right. The Thailand Meteorological Department has issued its 12th heavy rain and flash flood warning at 0530 (Thai) stating:
“The active southwesterly winds affect torrential rainfall overall country while isolated heavy rain occurs mainly in the North. People in the risky areas should beware of flooding conditions during 8-9 May. The areas include Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lamphun, Lampang, Phrae, Nan, Uttaradit, Phitsanulok, and Phetchabun
All ships in the Andaman Sea should proceed with caution during 1-2 days.
The advisory is in effect for Thailand from 8 May 2012″
With that said we do not rule out the possibility of flooding threat over in Thailand therefore we urge all our viewers who are in the mentioned area to take extra precautionary and be alert on the latest warning by the local authority.
That’s all from me right now and stay tune for the latest updates on the tropical low that is currently lingering around the region. Also, please do check out on the South East Asia 3-days outlook later on. I have included Indonesia in the weather forecast as well which mean most of the area in the South East Asia is now covered. For forecast in the Philippine, do stay tune with Pat’s update. Stay safe and have a great day.
WestPac Wx Weather Casters ~Francis~