KUALA LUMPUR, March 17 — Nine Peninsular states are reported to be at Level 1 alert while Pendang in Kedah is at Level 2 (Heatwave) with temperatures between 37 to 40 degrees Celsius.
Based on a Malaysian Meteorological Department (MetMalaysia) update, as at 5.20pm today 21 areas are at Level 1 with temperatures between 35 and 37 degrees Celsius.
The areas listed are Chuping in Perlis; Kota Setar, Sik, Baling and Kulim (Kedah); Hulu Perak, Kuala Kangsar, Kinta and Batang Padang (Perak); Jerantut, Raub, Temerloh, Maran and Bentong (Pahang); Sepang and Petaling (Selangor).
Also listed are Port Dickson (Negeri Sembilan), Melaka Tengah (Melaka), Tangkak in Johor and Kuala Lumpur.
The heatwave is expected to last for three consecutive days.
Meanwhile, Sabah and Sarawak recorded daily maximum temperatures of less than 35 degrees Celsius. — Bernama