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  • Subang among top lightning-prone spots in the world

    Kuala Lumpur: Subang which lies in the centre of a lightning dense triangle in the Meteorological Department’s map for lightning density has one of the highest number of lightning incidences in the world. According to the department, Subang experiences lightning a minimum of 240 days a year. This translates to between 25 and 40 lightning […]

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  • Klang Valley buildings prone to lightning, say experts

    KUALA LUMPUR: We have just crossed the year’s lightning month with an average 86,000 strikes recorded in Peninsular Malaysia alone. With the monsoon season and more lightning expected this month, experts renewed their calls for better lightning protection. The Klang Valley receives the third highest number of lightning strikes in the world. Scientists consider it […]

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  • Subang has a top ranking that most would rather do without

    KUALA LUMPUR: Subang which lies in the centre of a lightning dense triangle in the Meteorological Department’s map for lightning density has one of the highest number of lightning incidences in the world. According to the department, Subang experiences lightning a minimum of 240 days a year. This translates to between 25 and 40 lightning […]

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  • MetraWeather and TOA Systems Build Out Pan-Oceania Lightning Location Network

    MetraWeather and partner, TOA Systems Inc., have successfully completed the first phase of a pan-Oceania lightning location network that will ultimately reach across the Pacific. MetraWeather is a specialist global weather insights company and vendor of weather and lightning location services to the media, transport, industrial, and energy sectors. The company is backed by the […]

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  • Lightning kills at least 93 as monsoon sweeps India

    New Delhi (AFP) – At least 93 people have been struck by lightning and killed in India over the past two days, disaster management officials said Wednesday, as annual monsoon rains swept the country. Lightning strikes are relatively common in India during the June-October monsoon, which hit the southern coast earlier this month, but this […]

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  • Aircraft a magnet for lightning

    Aircraft frequently get struck by lightning but with improved design and technology they are built to weather it. THE weather forecast had warned of rain with thunderstorm that fateful day, the preliminary report on the Sebuyau helicopter crash confirmed last Thursday, and there was indeed heavy rainstorm, lightning and thunder in the Eurocopter AS350’s route. […]

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  • We can’t spare the rod

    In this second part on lightning safety, Sunday Star looks at the authorities’ role in enforcing and enhancing lightning protection measures to shield people from danger during thunderstorms. “WHEN thunder roars, go indoors.” That is one Americanism that we should adopt. Taking that basic guideline to heart, however, will come to nought if our homes are not […]

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  • Danger from the skies

    Malaysia has the third highest number of lightning strikes in the world, but awareness among Malaysians of the danger is still lacking. IT was hot and sunny when the Melaka United youth team started their training that fateful day on April 5. Before they knew it, however, it had started drizzling. Only when the downpour […]

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  • Malaysia third highest in lightning strikes

    PETALING JAYA: Extra precautions must be taken against lightning strikes with the Meteorological Department forecasting thunderstorms over the next few weeks. Lightning expert Prof Ir Dr Mohd Zainal Abidin Ab Kadir said lightning occurence was higher during the inter-monsoon period in April, May, September and October. He said many Malaysians were unaware of this statistic […]

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  • Lightning strike kills teacher

    SHAH ALAM: A teacher died after he was struck by lightning when he took shelter from the rain near a hall at SMK Seksyen 11, here yesterday. Mohd Farhan Masudi, 32, of SMK Dato Harun Tanjung Karang, had gone to the school to attend a Selangor level football coaching session when the incident took place […]

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