Kuala Pilah in Negri Sembilan is known as one of hottest and driest areas in the country, as well as having the lowest rainfall. Checks in the area today showed it was still drizzling rain, accompanied by strong wind, adding more excitement to the people living here.
"Although I am used to the cool air here, it had been colder than usual for the past four days and this is the first time I am experiencing such cold weather that I do not have to switch on the fan". "This time continuous rain has contributed to the cold weather".
He said the residents feared that the prolonged cold temperatures could affect their health and to prevent catching a cold or fever they have resorted to wearing thick clothing to keep themselves warm. Mohd Afiza's son, Muhamad Airiel Hakeem, 10, said he enjoyed the cold weather as it reminded him of Cameron Highlands. "I love the cold weather and how I wish it could stay like this", he said.
Meteorological Department director-general Alui Bahari said the cold weather was the usual phenomenon during the period of the northeast monsoon, from November to March.
Addressing the misinformation, MetMalaysia said the minimum temperature recorded on Saturday was 21 degrees Celsius in Mersing and Kuala Pilah, while other locations recorded a minimum temperature of around 22 degrees Celsius, mainly during the early hours of the morning. He also advised the public to monitor warning notices issued by the department to get accurate information on the weather.