As we speak, it's raining cats and dogs in a really nasty thunderstorm.
I can remember back in primary school, when a bolt of white light shot across the sky followed by a thunderous sound roaring in the distance, we would all crawl under our desks clamoring in fear.
And right now, I can almost feel that fear coming right back to me.
Looks like we're in for a stormy week
Bad time to go holidaying in Penang Island folks, BAD TIME. 🙁
Doesn't help that thefockers and I are going on a cruise which embarks from Penang this weekend!
Already booked and paid for *gasp*
Dang! That was just about the loudest thunder I've ever heard O__o
Mom and dad have been telling me that the sky has been dark by 6 in the evening – which is very very strange – and that insane thunder and lighting would be heard all day. And the rain? Merciless.
Here's a rather lengthy 4 min video of the heavy rain along Gurney Drive yesterday,
but you can always fast-forward it like I did 🙂
Penang is where I come from, of course it matters! I hope and pray that my little dear island doesn't sink in due time! T__T
I don't mind a little rain, heavy rain or flashfloods- it's only natural.
But hazardous thunderstorms & waterspouts which *may* cause lives if it hits the land?
Sigh. Not very nice at all.
My only wonder is why isn't there isn't any trace of hard news of any sort on the mainstream news wire like New Straits Times or The Star Online? Strange. Did they miss out such an important bit of a natural disaster?
Anyways, saw some interesting viral YouTube videos on the tornado/waterspout caught LIVE in Penang and decided to compile them all here. Credit goes to respective owners of the video
Daddy and daughter are cutely hilarious in the background audio
Run for your lives!!!
Excuse the swearing at the end of this video LOL
I recognize this place relatively well hmm..
all locals & frequent tourists would recognize Gurney Drive anytime
Will keep you guys updated should there be any more videos okay!
Here are some rather interesting excerpts and responses from a forum thread regarding this matter
yeah, from the looks of the videos above, the winds can be pretty menacing 🙁
My mom told me what the kazana guy said too
Could 2012 be approaching faster than we all thought? Damn.
The 2nd half of the video has much more action
("commentators" are totally freaking out, badly!)
Malaysia is lucky enough to be freed from the Pacific Ring of Fire which encircles natural disasters like tornados, earthquakes, volcano eruption and the like. But but this? and the Tsunami that hit Penang in 2004?
It's a must-watch!
("commentators" freaking out terribly in Chinese)
the Gods must be angry at mankind. All bow down to Mother Nature's fury!
scary Mother Nature. but luckily Malaysia’s tornado is not as strong as other countries’!
yaaa so scary. when i heard penang got tornado i was like wtf??
and yup, when i saw the videos on other countries’ tornado its rlly damn bloody whirlwind weh! ganas!
This reminds me of my time in Penang. I experienced a huge torrential rain, it was crazy. I even blogged about it:
It’s amazing how fast the rain pours down and how quickly it dries up afterwards.
haha yeah! those are what ppl call flash floods. it rains heavily, then floods and dries up instantly LOL 😀
but this is a freaking waterspout n potential tornado in penang omgg. thank goodness it didnt hit the land n destroy buildings O_O
thanks for sharing the videos… scary to even think ‘what if’ the tornado hits Penang !
i hope your plans this wkend with your fokkers will not be disrupted… try rain dance?? 😛
no probs!! 🙂
and yeaaa T__T i rlly hope the cruise w thefockers wont be disrupted!!! thanks
thanks a lot for sharing videos and info!
a dear friend of mine was flying back to Penang after being here in italy for some time, and she was supposed to land during the same time the storm took place. I found some clips on facebook, but like you said there was no news for a long while on penang websites. That’s how i found this page, it was the most useful around!! Thanks!
Eventually my friend called, everything went fine..
im so glad it was of help! Penang weather and even the whole of Malaysia’s can be very unpredictable. I wish ur friend well and safe back to Penang!
Also, try to avoid traveling back and forth especially if it involves Penang alright? Monsoon season can be quite nasty. cheers!
I’m sorry that your family cruise was ruined but I am very glad you and your family are alright. Take care and wear your rubbers! (boots that is….Lol)
Sigh so sad!! 🙁 but if the skies are clear and weather more stable, i guess we would be carrying on with our cruise! 😀 😀 hehehehe. rubber boots lol XD
so..when r u goin 2 appear on tv7 to read d weathr forecast =)
cloudy skies are expected with a hint of a heavy thunderstorm towards the evening.
and that wraps up this hour’s weather news 😛
Interesting, if it were me… after watching all those movies, I’d be hopping into my car and speeding the hell out of there. Blame the movies :p but what if it came to be true 😐
exactly!! i dont get how they can just STAND there n video it or laugh LOLOLOL
damn scary max! I’ll run away edi
Almost the same weather forecast for the whole week when I went to Singapore two weeks ago. Everyday raining. Lucky didn’t affect my stay much.
ya!! i was in SG too roughly the same week. Was raining everyday 🙁 🙁
but i stayed indoors most of the daytime and only went out at night. so it wasnt so bad too!
well the weather’s getting a little moody. best stay at home for the moment and avoid the beach with our lives. yikes.
yup agreed. perhaps it’s the monsoon season affecting it 🙂
LOL avoid the beach! But i just came back frm the cruise zomg!!!!
Penang is like, so hot right now LOL!
definitely! hardly ever rains already LOL false alarm!!!
hmm … u can try to seek elsewhere .. i mean the other part of Penang. Penang has lots more to offer. 🙂
hmm.. i beg ur pardon? 🙂
I’m from Penang. that’s my hometown. It definitely has alot to offer, i love the place to bits.
I’m just highlighting what happened during this unfortunate natural disaster 🙂
Omg.. Hope nothing happens. Especially the videos,mother nature is indeed scary.
ahha yeah, it seemed to die down already thank goodness! 🙂 🙂
yeahh the videos ganas right? hehe
wow.. that looks bad.. but quite amazing in a way.. lol..
it IS bad! but yeah, the wonders of mother nature’s fury LOL
Wow, it looked so scary… I would really run for my life if I had encountered this in person…
yes it is! hehe. and LOL actually me too. I would be so scared and run away aahaha