Cloud seeding continues; to focus on southern part of peninsular

The Star, 4 mar 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Cloud seeding operations continued Tuesday and would focus on the southern part of the peninsula, according to the Meteorological Services Department.

The operation was still centred at water catchment areas and the dams, which were reported to have low water levels, said Azhar Ishak, the department’s director of the amospheric science and cloud seeding division.

“We will wait until about 1pm or 2pm today and will do cloud seeding based on the radar pictures to determine the areas where there are suitable cloud formations.

“Only then will we do the cloud seeding,” he said.

He said that each operation would take about two to three hours at a cost of about RM80,000.

Since Sunday, over two million people in Petaling Jaya, Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur are enduring a month-long water rationing exercise, with two days of supply followed by two days of dry taps.

It involves 431,617 households and businesses in the districts of Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Petaling, Klang, Shah Alam, Kuala Selangor and Hulu Selangor.