Heat Wave in Malaysia on March 16 2016 04:28 AM (UTC).
Minister of science, technology and innovation Datuk Seri Wilfred Madius Tangau said Malaysia might experience excessively high temperatures in excess of 40°C based on the El Nino phenomenon experienced in the country in 1998. The minister pointed out in a statement today that the meteorological department recorded temperatures up to 38.5°C in Alor Setar (Kedah) and Chuping (Perlis) on March 13. He also said the temperature of 40.1°C was recorded in Chuping during the 1997/98 hot spell as a result of the El Nino phenomenon. He advised the public to reduce outdoor activities and drink plenty of water during excessively hot and dry weather.