Monday, December 5, 2011

The Almost Perfect Malaysian Storm

We were hit by a strange storm yesterday (4 Dec 2011) around 5.30pm. It was very windy and the clouds were thick, dark and looked ominous (I could almost hear Dies Irae from Mozart's Requiem being played in the background). However, we did not get much rain at our place as the winds very quickly blew the clouds away. The strong winds however, did ripped off a few pieces of metal roofing sheets from the workshops and old houses around the area.
Black clouds rolling in rolling past the city.
The strong winds blew it away...Not so lucky for those people where the clouds were headed to.

Apparently there were many places in KL where the strong winds toppled trees, ripped off roofing and signboards (read the Star: Freak Thunderstorm, plus Malaysians urged to brace for the worst, and also at Cari forum). This storm which caused flooding in some parts of KL/Selangor and resulted in massive traffic jams that lasted up to 9pm was described by some as a "mini hurricane"!