Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Freak Winter Storm in Kuala Lumpur?

Reading Tekkaus' post about the weather reminds me of this email I received yesterday. You would have got it too, perhaps. It says..

Dear All,

Whether this is a hoax or otherwise; as a precaution, may be good to have some warm clothings on hand and be home early on 20th Nov.

I don’t intend to cause alarm but I think I need to share this with everyone.

Rumours are surfacing about a freak winter storm that is expected to hit the Kuala Lumpur city centre on Friday, 20 November 2009 at around 7pm.

Being near the equator, KL has never experienced such a cold weather phenomenon and residents used to the hot and humid weather are warned to take serious precautions.

Reliable sources think that there are reasons to believe these rumours following some unusual weather-related events that many parts of the world have experienced in recent history.

Those who have never experienced extreme cold weather are advised to stick close to one another for support. I suggest reading this article on How to Survive Being Stranded in Snow and other similar ones you can find easily on the internet.

As I personally know some of these sources, I will send out further notices as we get closer to the anticipated event.

Remember, mark 20 November 2009 in your diaries. In such an occurrence, there is safety in numbers so stay close to one another, especially after office hours!

Stay tuned.

A bit far-fetched, don't you think but anything can happen. No matter, just be careful and be prepared for Nov 20 winter weather.


  1. Thank you, hope this is just another hoax as many people especially the children and the elders out in the open would suffer.

  2. Anonymous8:49 PM

    I got this in my mailbox too but didn't bother to read.

  3. Anonymous9:03 PM

    Hoax. Your weather on Friday will be in the mid 20s C (low of 24 is forecast). 70% chance of thundershowers though, so keep your umbrella handy.

    With all the weather agencies, private services, satellite images, and so on available on line, it is surprising someone would try a hoax like this.

  4. Serious? We are going to experiencing another ice-age soon? :( Crap!

    Anyway thanks for the mention HS.

  5. Anonymous9:58 PM

    it's a hoax. a friend fwd this email so i googled (one of the results is your blog hehe), and found this:

  6. Cheahsan, you're welcome though it's hard to believe that we'll get winter weather here but a storm is possible.

    Mei Teng, too good to be true(?), not that we need a freak winter storm. haha..

  7. Hi Isis, welcome back! It's Friday now and it's raining but no sign of a freak winter storm though. Umbrella ready, all the same.

    Tekkaus, we shall see..

  8. Hi Anonymous, thanks for stopping by. So, you came here thru that link? Cool!

    Hi Narender Kumar, thanks.

  9. Haha! It's now Nov 21st and we have yet to experience anything that even closely resembles a storm not to say snow!

    They should have come up with something more believable like a freak hailstorm or exceptionally strong winds that will blow off roofs or something like that. Winter in Malaysia? Too far fetched for me!

    Unless maybe, someone who is innocent is about to be sentenced to death tomorrow! haha! Watched too many TVB series!