Thursday, June 7, 2012

(GAMBAR) Rare Strong Waves Hit Penang, Kedah 6 June 2012

A rare occasion of strong waves with heights up to 3.5m hit the west coast of Penang and Kedah since 1pm Wednesday.

In Padang Kota Lama and Persiaran Gurney, checks also found that sea water had spilled on to two main roads.

A man watches the waves at Esplanade in Penang.

Director of the Forecast Centre of the Meteorology Department, Muhammad Helmi Abdullah, said the

incident was a normal phenomenon and due to the shift of the northeast monsoon winds to southwest winds

since May 4.

He said wind speed of up to 50 knots was expected to last until Friday

Credit to Cheong Wah Yeap.

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