PETALING JAYA: Planning to go for a hill station holiday? In the next two days, places like Kuantan and Batu Embun in Pahang and Kuala Krai in Kelantan will experience minimum temperatures of 19°C, similar to that of Cameron Highlands and Genting Highlands.
According to the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MMD), the dip in temperature is due to the cold winds from Northeast monsoon and this is not the first time such a phenomenon has occurred.
“The temperature fluctuates from time-to-time and during the Northeast monsoon, such minimum recordings is usual and has happened many times during the season,”
Reports claimed that Perlis also experienced such temperatures but the MMD has said that the temperatures are normal.
The MMD reported that from Jan 18-21, the average temperature for Kuantan was 22.1°C, Kuala Krai 21.8°C, Batu Embun 22.1°C and Kota Bharu 23°C while Northern districts like Alor Setar, Kedah and Chuping, Perlis recorded 22.4°C and 23.3 °C respectively.