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30 Dec 2019 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY:

As the Northeast Monsoon continues, several flooding events have occurred in the southern part of ASEAN region, particularly in Indonesia. While on the contrary, dry conditions persisted over the Mekong sub-region, and scattered hotspots continued to be detected especially in Cambodia, southern Myanmar and Thailand. Meanwhile in the Philippines, the Category 1 Typhoon PHANFONE has brought strong winds and heavy rains during Christmas time, the typhoon exited the Philippines Responsibility Area (PAR) as it weakens on 28 December 2019.

21 Dec 2019 description
  • The number of flood affected people in Terengganu and Kelantan, who were evacuated to temporary relief centres, continues to increase following the second wave of heavy rains and floods beginning on 18 December. As of 19 December, the number of flood evacuees in Kelantan rose to 4,065 individuals from 1,205 families.
  • Five rivers in Terengganu have also crossed the danger level, namely Sungai Berang in Menerong, Sungai Telemong in Kuala Ping, Sungai Nerus in Kampung Langkap, Sungai Setiu in Kampung Besut and Sungai Dungun in Kuala Jengai.
16 Dec 2019 description
  • Floods continue to affect Johor, Melaka, Pahang, Kelantan, Terengganu, Sabah and Sarawak states.

  • In Johor, 9,151 evacuees are temporarily housed in relief centres and cooking fuel compromised in remote areas by the floods. The Johor government has allocated RM 1.1million to help those affected. The federal government has also approved RM 500,000.

16 Dec 2019 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY:

During the week of Northeast Monsoon season, the weather remain dry in Mekong sub-region, as several isolated hotspots were detected in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Thailand. According to the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC), smoke plumes in Thailand could be observed from some of the hotspots, and air quality at Very Unhealthy level was observed at the Saraburi province. Meanwhile, wet conditions are generally occurring the southern part of ASEAN region and have caused several flooding events.

11 Dec 2019 description
  • Floods have affected Johor, Kelantan and Terengganu states, displacing up to 15,000 people primarily in Kelantan and Terengganu.
  • In Sabah, the number of evacuated people from villages in Beaufort and Membakut districts has increased to 377. As of 11 December, they are staying at temporary evacuation centres. The water level still exceeds dangerous levels.
09 Dec 2019 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY:

Several flooding events are reported within the region due to the continuation of Northeast Monsoon surge which brought wet condition particularly in equatorial region. During the week, Typhoon KAMMURI also have caused strong winds and heavy rainfall in the Philippines which likewise affected several event schedules in the 30th South East Asian (SEA) Games.

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02 Dec 2019 description
  • Heavy rains have been affecting Kelantan and Terengganu states (eastern Peninsular Malaysia), causing widespread flooding.
  • As of 2 December, media report 2 fatalities (1 in Kelantan, and 1 Terengganu). Approximately 12,000 people have been evacuated due to floods and have been accommodated in relief centers.
  • According to Malaysian Drainage and Irrigation Department, the water levels of several rivers have exceeded the danger level in 5 localities.
02 Dec 2019 description

REGIONAL SUMMARY:

Northeast monsoon has brought persistent rain in equatorial region since the past weeks, and flooded several areas in western Malaysia and southern Thailand. Rainy conditions are also found in the Philippines and Indonesia, while generally dry weather occur in Mekong Sub-Region.
Several earthquakes occur in Myanmar and borderline of Viet Nam, with no significant damages are reported.

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