Brace Yourself, Because The Scorching Hot Weather Is Going To Last For A Couple Of Months


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Brace Yourself, Because The Scorching Hot Weather Is Going To Last For A Couple Of Months

Stay indoors, you guys!

It's that time of the year again, you guys.

No, not Christmas. It's time of the year where we take ten showers a day and still come out drenched in sweat.

If you can't wait for the weather to cool down, well, we have some bad news for you.

Hotter and drier weather

The Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) has warned that the current scorching hot weather is here to stay for a couple of months, Malay Mail reported.

According to MetMalaysia, Malaysia is currently experiencing the south-west monsoon, which usually results in a hot and dry climate.

And the bad news is, this hot weather is expected to last until mid-September.

Yikes, we are already sweating looking at the line above.

The hot weather is here to stay.
The good news is, MetMalaysia has not detected any heatwaves in the country yet.

The Department said they are constantly monitoring weather patterns, including the status of heatwaves throughout the country. They will then disseminate the information to relevant agencies so that they could prepare for disaster. 

"Based on constant monitoring of heatwaves, until today (July 21), there is no area in the country which has been exposed to any heatwaves," MetDept said in a statement quoted by Malay Mail.

On top of that, MetMalaysia's meteorological stations have yet to detect temperatures higher than 35 degrees Celsius for three days in a row, so it's higly unlikely that the temperature will exceed 40 degrees Celcius. 

When mid-September rolls around, we can expect strong winds and heavy rain, the MetDept revealed.

"In terms of weather changes, we can expect heavy downpours, strong winds, and high humidity as a result of Malaysia going into a transitional monsoon, especially in the states located on the west coast and inland of Peninsular Malaysia, west coast of Sabah, and western and central regions of Sarawak," it said.

The hottest ever recorded

Although the current sweltering weather is super annoying, it's no where near being the highest recorded temperature in Malaysian history.

On 9 April 1998, the temperature in Chuping, a town located to the northeast of Kangar, reached an insane 40.1 degrees Celcius - the highest ever recorded temperature in the nation's history.

They even have a signboard.
The temperature was largely due to the 1997-1998 El Nino phenomenon, which was dubbed the most powerful in recorded history. In fact, the phenomenon contributed to one of our neighbour Indonesia's worst droughts ever.

But why Chuping? Well, it didn't help that Chuping happens to be one of the driest towns in Malaysia, receiving just about 1,746 mm (68.7 in) annually.

That was when Chuping earned the nickname 'The Furnace of Malaysia'.

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