METMalaysia Issues Heatwave Alerts For 47 Areas In Peninsular Malaysia

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The hot and dry weather continues to ravage the country, with the Malaysian Meteorological Department (METMalaysia) issuing heatwave alerts for 47 areas

In its latest hot weather update yesterday, 7 April, METMalaysia said a total of 41 localities are under its Level 1 heatwave alert, having experienced maximum daily temperatures between 35°C and 37°C for three consecutive days.

Meanwhile, six areas in Peninsular Malaysia have been given the Level 2 heatwave alert, having seen maximum daily temperatures of up to 40°C for three consecutive days.

The areas with Level 2 alerts were the entire state of Perlis; Padang Terap and Baling in Kedah; Hulu Perak in Perak; as well as Jerantut and Maran in Pahang

Meanwhile, the areas that were given the Level 1 heatwave alert were:

- Kedah: Kota Setar, Pendang, Kuala Muda, Kulim, Bandar Baharu, Sik, Pokok Sena, and Kubang Pasu

- Penang: Seberang Perai Utara and Timur Laut

- Perak: Kuala Kangsar, Kinta, Perak Tengah, and Batang Padang

- Selangor: Hulu Selangor and Kuala Lumpur

- Negeri Sembilan: Tampin, Jempol, and Jelebu

- Melaka: Jasin and Alor Gajah

- Johor: Muar, Kluang, Tangkak, and Segamat

- Pahang: Lipis, Raub, Bentong, Rompin, Bera, Pekan, Temerloh, and Kuantan

- Kelantan: Kuala Krai, Jeli, Machang, Gua Musang, Tanah Merah, and Pasir Mas

- Terengganu: Besut and Dungun

No heatwave alerts were issued in Sabah and Sarawak.

According to The Star, six dams across Peninsular Malaysia have also recorded warning levels due to the hot weather and low rainfall.

The six dams affected include the Timah Tasoh Dam in Perlis; the Muda, BS Padang Saga, and Malut Dams in Kedah; the Air Itam Dam in Penang, and the Sembrong Barat Dam in Johor.

A three-year-old boy in Kelantan has died of heatstroke as the country grapples with the ongoing heatwave:

The hot and dry weather is expected to cool down by the middle of this month:

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