Malaysia To Experience Cold Weather Like London Soon? Dream On, Says MetMalaysia

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Malaysia To Experience Cold Weather Like London Soon? Dream On, Says MetMalaysia
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We wish we have London-like weather too.

Been wearing a lot of sweaters lately?

That's because the scorching hot Malaysian weather has given way to milder and cooler weather due to the arrival of the winter monsoon.

However, don't expect the weather to drop to London levels. 

Fake news!

The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has rubbished a message that's been widely circulating on social media which says that London-like weather is set to hit Malaysia in February.

MetMalaysia said in a statement quoted by Malay Mail that said that the viral message, which was widely shared on WhatsApp, was from 2016 and people have been re-posting it recently.

The department further added that the colder weather that we’ve been experiencing was due to the continuous humid and cloudy weather, the cold winds and the lack of sunlight.

On Sunday (3 January), the lowest temperature recorded in the country was 21 and 22 degrees Celsius, reportedly recorded in Terengganu, Pahang and Johor.

Earlier, MetMalaysia said the cold weather that we're experiencing now is due to last until March (yay!).

For further information on the weather, you can visit MetMalaysia’s official website and official social media channels, or contact 1-300-22-1638 and the myCuaca application.

Malaysia's coldest ever

In case you were wondering, the lowest ever temperature ever recorded in Malaysia was recorded at Mount Kinabalu back in 2018.

On 28 October of that year, the temperature dropped to a shocking -2.4 degrees Celsius.

We know what you're thinking, so yes; there were ice sheets and ice crystals covering the peak of Mount Kinabalu.

In fact, Mount Kinabalu recorded a snowfall of 3cm in 1975, 1990 and 1993, so yes, we have snow in Malaysia lah - sort of.

The coldest spot in the whole of Malaysia.
This shouldn't come as a surprise, considering that Mount Kinabalu is, after all, the highest mountain in Malaysia at 4,095 meters.

So, if you want to experience London-like weather in Malaysia, just hike all the way up Mount Kinabalu and stay there.

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