10 Days Agro-Meteorology Bulletin
THIRD DECADE OF OCT 2017
(21st – 31st OCT 2017)
During this decade, most parts of Malaysia (excluding Kedah and Sabah) have received more rainfall from 50.0 to 125.0 mm. Some places in north and south of Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Sabah have recorded below than average of anomaly rainfall. Few places in Selangor, Negeri Sembilan and Terengganu have recorded more than 200.0 mm of rainfall especially in Ladang Air Hitam, where 238.0 mm with 10 rainy days has been recorded. In the third decade, two typhoons were formed over the Pacific Ocean, named Lan and Saola. These typhoons have significantly affected the wind pattern over Malaysian region where westerly wind was observed.
For evaporation rate, most places in Malaysia have recorded from 3.5 to 4.0 mm. Meanwhile, a few places in Penang, Perak and Malacca have recorded from 4.5 to 5.0 mm of evaporation rate. Only Kuching has recorded the lowest value 2.8 mm while highest reading 5.3 mm has been recorded in Langkawi.
During this decade, most places in Peninsular Malaysia have recorded 14.0 to 18.0 MJm-2 of solar radiation rate. Meanwhile, Sabah and Sarawak have recorded 18.0 to 22.0 MJm-2. Subang has recorded 23.9 MJm-2 , the highest solar radiation rate meanwhile Senai has recorded the lowest rate which accounts for 13.8 MJm-2 .
With regards to temperature, most of the lowland areas in Malaysia received an average daily temperature between 27.2 to 29.4 ºC. The highest temperature for the period was 36.0 ºC recorded in Batu Embun while the lowest temperature was 21.6 ºC recorded in Ladang Air Hitam and Felda Lenga.
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