Relief as mercury dips at some hotspots


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 23 Mar 2016

PETALING JAYA: After several days of sweltering heat, respite has come with a drop in temperature, said Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Datuk Seri Madius Tangau.

Alor Setar, which was at a critical state during the heatwave, saw a drop from 37°C to 35.2°C.

Other places that saw a dip in temperature from Monday to yesterday was Chuping, Perlis, from 37.7°C to 36.6°C; Ipoh (35.9°C to 33.4°C) and Seberang Perai (36.8°C to 34.2°C).

“Rainfall in a few places could be a sign that the heatwave is weakening, but are still at levels where people have to be cautious,” Tangau said.

He added that rainfalls in a few places in Perlis and Kedah yesterday was not heavy, but advised that it was only temporary.

Tangau said that more rain was expected in the Klang Valley and south of the peninsula.

As of 6pm yesterday, the Malay­sian Meteorological Department website noted that Chuping recorded the highest temperature at 33°C, while Alor Setar and Seberang Perai recorded 32°C; Ipoh and Malacca at 31°C and Petaling Jaya at 30°C.

MetMalaysia deputy director Alui Bahari said that Sabah would remain dry but there would be some rain in Sarawak.

He added that the same wind patterns was expected to form today, providing more relief from the rain.

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