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    • ISSN: 2010-0264
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IJESD 2015 Vol.6(9): 635-642 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2015.V6.672

Effectiveness of Windstorm-Producing Thunderstorms Early Warning Issues in Peninsular Malaysia

Mohd Fairuz Bachok, Supiah Shamsudin, and Roslan Zainal Abidin
Abstract—The study is intended to evaluate the accuracy of windstorm-producing thunderstorms issued warning by Malaysia Meteorological Department (METMalaysia) in Peninsular Malaysia. Besides, the study also evaluate information which been analysed from thunderstorms warning either can be used as an indicator to know the risks of windstorm-producing thunderstorms. Findings from the study show that existing mechanism that been used in Peninsular Malaysia for detect and forecast windstorm-producing thunderstorms generally ineffective or specifically effective to detect thunderstorm occurrence but not to detect and forecast thunderstorm by-products especially strong winds. Information analysed from thunderstorms warning also is not significant to be use an indicator to know the possibility of windstorm-producing thunderstorms occurrence and identify the districts which prone to be experience of this disaster.

Index Terms—Effective, Peninsular Malaysia, warning, windstorm-producing thunderstorms.

Mohd Fairuz Bachok is with the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Pahang, Pahang, Malaysia (e-mail:
Supiah Shamsudin is with the Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (e-mail:
Roslan Zainal Abidin is with the School of Engineering and Technology Infrastructure, Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Malaysia (e-mail:


Cite:Mohd Fairuz Bachok, Supiah Shamsudin, and Roslan Zainal Abidin, "Effectiveness of Windstorm-Producing Thunderstorms Early Warning Issues in Peninsular Malaysia," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no. 9, pp. 635-642, 2015.

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