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  • ‘Weather in tropics hard to predict’

    Four months into his role as Malaysian Meteorological Department director-general, Jailan Simon has his hands full dealing with one severe weather condition after another. He tells the New Straits Times about the dangers of climate change and the department’s complex work. Question: What does it take to be a meteorologist? Answer: You need to have […]

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  • What’s that cloud?

    Of all weather phenomena, clouds are among the most fascinating. From the silky, high-altitude cirrus to the towering, threatening mass of storm-bearing cumulonimbus, clouds are as varied as the weather itself. Apart from their beauty and interest, clouds can provide a useful indication of what weather conditions may be on the way. By knowing the […]

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  • 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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  • Be wary of bad weather, take precautions to ensure safety – MetMalaysia

    KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) advised the public to take precautionary measures against the poor weather in the wake of heavy rains and strong winds that damaged houses and uprooted trees as reported in the federal capital yesterday evening. MetMalaysia National Weather and Geophysics Operations Centre director Dr Mohd Hisham Mohd Anip said […]

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