Penang Will See Tempestuous Storms This Weekend As 2 Typhoons Threaten Nearby Countries


Penang To Experience “Severe Thunderstorms” As Typhoons Strike Vietnam & Bangladesh

The island of Penang is well known for its hearty hawker fares and serene beaches.

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But if you’re visiting Penang over the coming weekend, here’s something to take note of.

From 8-11 Nov, the island is expected to be sandwiched between 2 typhoons hitting Vietnam, Myanmar, and Bangladesh, and will likely experience “abnormal weather conditions”.

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Penang will be sandwiched between 2 typhoons

The 2 storms – Typhoon Nakri and Matmo – will not be making landfall directly within Penang, but will still plummet the island with torrential rains and strong winds.

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According to Malaysian English daily Malay Mail, Penang is expected to experience “severe thunderstorms” as a result.

Typhoon Nakri is expected to make landfall in Vietnam on Saturday (9 Nov) whereas Typhoon Matmo is expected to strike Myanmar and Bangladesh on Friday (8 Nov).

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Response teams stationed in Penang are already on standby to deal with any possible emergency situations that arise from the “anomalous situations”.

Penang has a history of flash floods with more than 110 floods between 2013 and 2017. The island’s government has since spent over S$49.6 million (RM150 million) on flood mitigation projects.

We hope the investment pays off and the island will not be covered in muddy water.

Bring your umbrellas & raincoats if you’re visiting Penang

If you are heading to Penang this weekend, remember to bring your umbrellas and raincoats which will surely come in handy during a downpour.

We hope the storms will not cause major disruption to visitors’ plans.

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