PETALING JAYA: Hot weather is to be expected in the coming week in Malaysia.
Northern Perak, Penang, Kedah, Perlis and Kelantan can expect a dry spell in the coming days courtesy of the El Nino phenomenon.
“In the next few days, we are expecting temperatures in those states to be above their average, between 0.5°C and 2°C. It will be hot,” said Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) deputy director-general Alui Bahari.
He added that the average temperature varied between the states and advised the public to keep updated via www.met.gov.my.
Previously, he said there was a possibility of drought in those states.
However, he said the Klang Valley area would enjoy some respite with isolated rain expected there.
He also noted that this year’s Chinese New Year was not as hot as last year due to the spate of rain.
Previously, an unverified news report went viral online predicting that Malaysia would experience cold weather during the Chinese New Year period.
The same report also claimed that the temperature in some parts of peninsular Malaysia would drop to as low as 16°C due to the wind change.
However, both MetMalaysia and reports from the media debunked the report.
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