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Rain relief for Klang Valley folks soon

Published on Mar 5, 2014 9:52 AM
Residents in several parts of Malaysia’s Klang Valley rushing to buy bottled water at a supermarket following a disruption in their water supply. The disruption was caused by an oil spill in Sungei Selangor which led to the closure of four water treatment plants there. -- PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PETALING JAYA (The Star/Asia News Network) - Klang Valley folks will not have to wait too long to get some relief from the prolonged dry spell as there should be changes in wind patterns soon, said the Malaysian Meteorological Depart­ment (MMD).

MMD’s national weather centre director Muhammad Helmi Abdullah said rain was expected to occur gradually following the change from the north-eastern monsoon towards the inter-monsoon season over the next two weeks.

“It is difficult to predict when the next showers will occur, but by mid-March, do expect more showers­ and thunderstorms,” he said yesterday.

Despite that, Mr Muhammad Helmi said cloud seeding operations would continue over water catchment areas serving dams.

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