Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has warned people to stay away from beaches as heavy rains are expected to hit the four states of the Peninsula. The department said that coastal areas are likely to see the high tides during the rains on 2 January.
Kuala Terengganu authorities have also warned the public to stay inside and avoid roaming around the beaches.
MetMalaysia has predicted that heavy rains may hit these five states-
- Pahang (Kuantan, Pekan, Rompin, Lipis, Jerantut, Temerloh, Maran and Bera)
- Johor (Segamat, Kluang, Mersing, Kulai, Kota Tinggi, Johor Bahru, Batu Pahat and Pontian)
- Sabah (Tuaran, Ranau, Kota Belud, Telupid, Beluran, Sandakan and Kudat)
Keeping in mind the people’s safety concern, ACP Abdul Rahim Md Din, Kuala Terengganu district police chief, said that police will monitor the entire area and will not allow anyone to go to nearby beaches and coastal areas.
Authorities also said that life-threatening winds between 50 to 60 KM/h expected to occur during the heavy rain or until 6 January.