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Cloud seeding to kick off in Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Malacca and Johor

Published on Mar 3, 2014 4:39 PM

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Meteorological Department will kick off a cloud seeding operation on Monday evening in the hopes of providing some much needed rainfall over dams in Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Malacca and Johor.

National weather centre director Muhammad Helmi Abdullah said the operation would be targeted on rainclouds over or near major dams and water catchment areas.

"Even if the clouds are not directly above the targeted areas, we expect the winds will carry them towards the areas," he told The Star, adding that the operation was expected to take around four hours.

He said they had identified suitable conditions for cloud seeding based on Sunday's weather forecast, adding that they had then informed the Royal Malaysian Air Force (TUDM) to be on standby. He added that the department may conduct another round of cloud seeding on Tuesday.

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