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  • MetraWeather’s expansion in ASEAN is supporting newsbrands in Hong Kong, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Australia

    The escalating severity of extreme weather events across South East Asia is creating new challenges for a region often deeply impacted by the elements. Public safety communications and extreme weather forecasting is vital to building the region’s resilience. Local broadcasters are often in the best position to provide the location-specific weather information when and where […]

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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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  • Kuala Lumpur Integrated Dashboard

    Kuala Lumpur Integrated Dashboard integrates the weather, traffic, flood, pollution and etc in a single dashboard.

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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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  • HIMAWARI-8 Asean Infra Red Band – Latest Satellite Image

    HIMAWARI-8 Asean Infra Red Band – Latest Satellite Image Source: MetMalaysia

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  • When nature strikes

    Many may not be aware that Malaysia ranks third in the world for lightning density.  The most recent case was in September when a 15-year-old boy from Kuala Terengganu died and three others were injured when lightning struck them while they were in a goat shed. Based on a scholarly report for Optical Transient Detector Lightning […]

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