No wonder it’s been so panas lately!
The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) expects the current hot weather to last until May before eventually subsiding by June.
According to NST, its director-general Muhammad Helmi Abdullah said that the department’s record found the maximum temperature was slightly higher in the Klang Valley and the interior of Pahang.
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So far, the maximum temperature recorded in the Klang Valley is between 35 to 36 degrees Celcius. Oh, dear!
“No extreme temperatures were recorded during this week.
“The highest temperature recorded this year is at 36.6 degrees Celsius at the Chuping Meteorological Station on January 29th,” he said.
Chuping also recorded the all-time highest temperature on April 9th, 1998, with a reading of 40.1 degrees Celsius due to the strong El Nino phenomenon. However, at the moment, a moderate La Nina phenomenon is taking place and temperatures throughout the country were still normal.
“For those who often work outside, be careful if the weather is too hot.
“The risks from a high temperature or heatwave include dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke, which can worsen a person’s health condition,” he continued.
Guys, please stay indoors if you can and drink lots of water, okay? Stay safe!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat