general CLIMATE INFORMATION
 

Temperature


Highest temperature recorded      

40.1°C

Recorded at Chuping, Perlis on 9 April 1998.


Lowest temperature recorded      

7.8°C

Recorded at Cameron Highlands at altitude 1471.6m above Mean Sea Level on 1st. February 1978.


Lowest temperature variation      in a day      

1.1°C

Recorded at Cameron Highlands, Pahang on 16 November 1998.


Greatest temperature variation in a day

15.7°C

Recorded at Kuala Krai, Kelantan on 20 April 1998.


Precipitation


Highest rainfall in an hour

159.4 mm

Recorded at Sandakan, Sabah on 27 October 2006.


Highest rainfall in a day

608 mm

Recorded at Kota Bharu, Kelantan on 6 January 1967.


Highest rainfall in a year

5,687 mm

Recorded at Sandakan, Sabah in 2006.


Lowest rainfall in a year

1,151 mm

Recorded at Tawau, Sabah on 1997.


Highest average annual rainfall             

4,128 mm

Recorded at Kuching, Sarawak.


Lowest average annual rainfall     

1,746 mm

Recorded at Chuping, Perlis.


Highest average number of  rain  day per year

247 days

Recorded at Kuching, Sarawak


Wind


Highest mean daily wind speed

3.1 m/s

Recorded at Mersing, Johor.


Highest maximum wind speed

41.7 m/s

Recorded at Kuching, Sarawak on 15 September 1992.


Lightning


Highest mean annual no. of days with lightning

315 days

Recorded at KLIA, Sepang.


Highest no. of days  with lightning in a year

362 days

Recorded at Subang in 1987.


Thunderstorm


Highest mean annual no. of days with thunderstorm

212 days

Recorded at Subang.


Highest no. of days  with thunderstorm in a year

269 days

Recorded at Subang in 1969.


The analysis was based on records of 36 principle meteorological stations till year 2006.