Will it rain or will it shine? Forecasting the weather amidst the climate crisis is really hard


Civil Defence Force personnel carrying out search and rescue operations to locate missing villagers at Yan, Kedah, in August. Six people died after heavy rains caused a landslide. — The China Press

Climate change really hit home mid-December 2021 in Malaysia.

A higher average temperature from a warmer climate means more water is being evaporated from land and sea, which leads to more extreme precipitation. In other words, the warmer it gets in Malaysia, the more rain we’ll get – just as the country experienced beginning on Dec 17, 2021, and continuing for several days, leading to some of the worst floods seen in years on the peninsula. The police announced 37 dead and 10 still missing as at Dec 23, and there is also millions in property and infrastructure damage.

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