KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 (Bernama) — The Meteorological Department Thursday night issued a ‘red alert’ with heavy rain occurring in the Kuching, Sri Aman, Samarahan, Betong, Sarikei and Sibu divisions in Sarawak.

The heavy rain occurring in these divisions is expected to continue untl Sunday, the department said in a statement here.

Heavy rain is also forecast for Sabah especially in the west coast, interior areas, Kudat and Sandakan (particularly Sg Kinabatangan Valley) during that period.

Meanwhile, moderate rain is expected in Southeastern Pahang and Johor until the end of the week.

The department also issued an ‘orange alert’ for Negeri Sembilan and Melaka where moderate rain is expected to occur until the end of the week.