Double whammy tomorrow – equinox and heatwave

PETALING JAYA: Be prepared for a double whammy tomorrow and steaming hot afternoons for the rest of the month.

The situation will be made all the more unbearable with the equinox tomorrow, when the sun shines directly over the Equator, and the heatwave caused by the El Nino phenomenon.

Malaysian Meteorological De­­part­­­ment director-general Datuk Che Gayah Ismail said the heatwave was expected to continue until the end of the month.

“We are expecting maximum tem­­­­peratures to be recorded between 2pm and 4pm,” she said.

For Chuping, Perlis, which recorded the highest temperature in the country this month at 39°C on Monday and yesterday, she said it would range between 38°C and 39°C.

According to the Meteorological Department website, the temperature in Petaling Jaya at 5pm yesterday was 33°C while Alor Setar recorded 36°C; Ipoh and Seberang Perai 35°C; Kuala Pilah, Negri Sembilan, 34°C; Senai, Johor, 34°C; and Malacca, 33°C.

On, Nakhon Sawan, Thailand, is forecasted to be the hottest place in the region ranging between 38°C and 42°C.

It is the highest in comparison to Chuping which will range between 36°C and 38°C; Yangon, Myanmar, 37°C-39°C; Singapore 33°C-34°C; Manila, Philippines, 33°C-36°C; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 33°C-36°C and Pekanbaru, Indonesia, 32°C-34°C.

On Monday Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau said in a statement that the El Nino pheno­menon was the main reason for the current hot and dry weather being experienced in the country.

Tangau said the last time Malaysia experienced similar wea­ther conditions was 1997-1998, also due to a strong El Nino.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights

Environment , Equinox


Next In Nation

Covid-19: 14,954 new cases, Sarawak highest with 2,707 infections
Sabah govt to discuss floods and Covid-19 issues in state assembly next week, says Kitingan
No compromise over traditional seats contested by Barisan in coming polls, says Zahid
Najib may seek re-election to Parliament despite conviction
Cops probe alleged breach of SOP at birthday bash in Bukit Bintang
Freeze on foreign workers, including domestic workers, to be extended until Dec 31
Ahmad Faizal promises to give his paycheck as special advisor of former PM to Covid-19 fund
Covid-19: Sabah records further drop in daily cases, but KK figures jump due to oil rig workers’ cases
Croc's interstate escapades spawns snappy jokes from Malaysians online
Ismail Sabri: Approximately 3.6mil B40 families to get Covid-19 care packages

Stories You'll Enjoy