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Cloud seeding is working in Klang Valley, says Malaysia's Met Dept

Published on Mar 3, 2014 5:59 PM
 
 Residents scoop water at Taman Setia Balokong, outside Kuala Lumpur, Feb 25, 2014. Malaysia's Klang Valley residents heaved a sigh of relief on Monday, March 3, 2014, evening as the Meteorological Department confirmed that the rain which fell over several areas in Selangor was due in part to a successful cloud seeding operation. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's Klang Valley residents heaved a sigh of relief on Monday evening as the Meteorological Department confirmed that the rain which fell over several areas in Selangor was due in part to a successful cloud seeding operation.

Its national weather centre director Muhammad Helmi Abdullah said the operation, carried out on Monday evening over Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca and Johor, could be deemed a success.

"We had already foreseen that Selangor, and possibly Negri Sembilan, are good candidates for the operation. It may be a bit tougher in Johor because there is not as much cloud cover there," he told The Star.

It is as yet unknown whether the operation, which is still ongoing until around 7pm, will succeed in the other three states.

 
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