• Malaysians unprepared for lightning strikes

    PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has among the highest incidence of lightning activity in the world, but the country is woefully unprepared for these deadly strikes. This includes Malaysians being relatively unconcerned about their personal safety during storms to buildings not having the proper protection. Prof Mohd Zainal Abidin Kadir from the Institute of Power Engineering at […]

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  • TOA Systems Enterprise-level lightning warning system for remote locations

    From the industry innovators who first developed modern lightning detection technology, a premium-quality visual and audible warning system designed to provide unattended, automated monitoring and conspicuous outdoor alerting of approaching lightning activity. As one of the world’s leading providers of lightning detection technology and information, TOA Systems, Inc. has teamed up with Campbell Scientific, Inc., […]

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  • NSW hit by 300,000 lightning strikes in severe storm

    More than 300,000 lightning strikes hit New South Wales last night after severe thunderstorms roared through the state. Sydney had upwards of 7000 lightning strikes while a deluge of rain saw the gauge at Sydney Airport record 19.2mm in 15 minutes. SES NSW received 200 calls for help, with the strong storm bringing down trees […]

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  • Futsal player struck by lightning dies

    KUALA LUMPUR: Sabah futsal player, Faizal Alli, who was struck by lightning during a match in conjunction with ‘Liga Sukan Untuk Semua’ (LiSUS) last Saturday, has died. The Youth and Sports Ministry in a statement today said the 41-year-old victim passed away at 11.02am at the University Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, where he was admitted […]

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  • MSN akan pasang pengesan petir

    MAJLIS Sukan Negara (MSN) akan memasang pengesan petir di sekitar kawasan berdekatan Bandar Sukan Kuala Lumpur bagi memastikan insiden disambar petir tidak berulang. “Saya sudah dimaklumkan bahawa MSN akan memasang pengesan petir (lightning detector) di kawasan MSN. “Saya dapat laporan daripada Ketua Setiausaha (Kementerian Belia dan Sukan) Datuk Lokman Hakim Ali bahawa pada masa itu, […]

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  • Three struck by lightning at futsal match in Bkt Jalil, one critically injured

    KUALA LUMPUR: A Sabah futsal player is in critical condition, while one of his teammates and a female are reported to be stable after they were struck by lightning during a futsal match in conjunction with ‘Liga Sukan Untuk Semua’ (LiSUS) in Bukit Jalil today. The incident occurred at 4.30pm during a futsal match between […]

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  • How to avoid being struck by lightning

    THE recent death of a motorcyclist due to lightning shows that this unfortunate incident can happen anywhere and any time during a thunderstorm. The victim was reportedly riding on the Shah Alam Expressway near the Kota Kemuning toll plaza when he was struck by lightning. He might still be alive if he had taken shelter […]

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  • Hornbills in safe hands

    SUKAU village offers a majestic view of the Kinabatangan river in Sandakan, Sabah. At most hours of the day, there is a deafening silence but once in a while, it is broken by the clanking sounds of a tourist boat against the floating pontoons down the small jetty. About five minutes away, Eddie Ahmad, the […]

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  • Woolnorth Wind Farms Set to Receive Weather Guidance from MetraWeather

    Woolnorth Wind Farm Holding Pty Ltd is receiving weather guidance and lightning detection services from MetraWeather Australia. Woolnorth owns and operates three wind farms leveraging Tasmania’s world class wind resources to generate approximately 9 percent of Tasmania’s electricity needs. MetraWeather is a specialist weather insights company. It serves energy generators and distributors in Australia, Europe, […]

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  • Lightning strikes KL Tower

    How Malay Mail photographer Azneal Ishak got the perfect shot PETALING JAYA, Aug 2 — Azneal Ishak has been obsessed with capturing the perfect lightning shot since September 2015. Yesterday, the 26-year-old photographer succeeded in his pursuit. His snapshot of a single bolt of lightning zigzagging dramatically through the dark grey sky and connecting with […]

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