As of late, folks living in Klang Valley have been experiencing scorching heatwave. It seems that Malaysians will have to brace the extreme hot weather for at least 1 more week.
According to a Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) professor, there’s an explanation why Peninsular Malaysia (West Malaysia) has been extremely hot while East Malaysia has been affected by strong wind and heavy rain.
Fredolin Tangang, who is a professor of Climatology and Oceanography in the local University, stated that the drastic weather change is caused by Typhoon Lan. As a result, Tangang commented, “The Peninsular became less cloudy, which contributed to stable weather and insolation that increased the overall temperature in the region“. The hot spell is expected to carry on for another week and may exceed 33 degrees Celsius in certain states.
Over the weekend, reports show that over 1000 residents in Kota Belud district in Sabah were forced to evacuate their homes after it were destroyed by Typhoon Lan. Certain parts of Mount Kinabalu also collapsed due to the ongoing bad weather. The summit of Mount Kinabalu has been closed since 14th October and will continue to remain close until further notice.
Besides Malaysia, Philippines and Japan have also been hit with Typhoon Lan.