|Monthly Rainfall Review|
Malaysia is presently in the phase of Southwest Monsoon. During this period, the atmosphere is relatively stable and the wind from southwest is generally steady. This situation has resulted in many areas throughout the country experienced more days without rain against rainy days.Rainfall
(i) Peninsular Malaysia
Most areas in Peninsular Malaysia experienced hot and dry weather except in the southern and coastal areas of the east coast. Selangor, Perak, Southern Kedah, interior areas of Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang received rainfall less than 100 mm with the percentage of anomalies less than 60% below the average. Meteorological Station Sitiawan recorded only 3 days of rainday, the lowest number of rainday of the month while the highest number of rainday was 16 days recorded in Meteorological Station Senai.
In Sarawak, most areas received 20% below the average of rainfall. Sibu and Miri Divisions received less than 100 mm of rainfall, a reduction of more than 60% from average. The number of rainy days recorded in Sarawak ranged between 6 to 14 days.
The same weather condition occurred in Sabah. Most divisions received below average rainfall except Pitas and Sandakan which received average rainfall. Semporna and Tawau experienced a reduction of 60% below the average. The number of rainy days recorded in Sabah ranged between 8 to 13 days.
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