1. MSMA (2011) provides the temporal pattern for storm duration of up to 72 hour compared to MSMA (2000) at only 6 hour.
2. MSMA (2000) divides the temporal pattern for east and west cost of Peninsular Malaysia. MSMA (2011), on the other hand, divides the whole peninsula into five regions as described above.
3. In MSMA (2011), no mention of temporal pattern for East Malaysia- but in MSMA (2000), it is recommended that the temporal pattern for East Coast of Peninsula be used for Sabah and Sarawak.
4. MSMA (2011) recommends smaller time intervals for the standard duration.