KUALA LUMPUR Feb 2 – Cameron Highlands in Pahang registered the country’s coldest temperature of 16 degrees Celsius last month, according to the Malaysian Meteorological Department.

Its director-general, Datuk Che Gayah Ismail, said the cold weather was due to the frequent rain and cloud cover during the month.

She said this minimum temperature was not reported in the lowlands.

The popular tourist destination of Cameron Highlands holds the record for the lowest temperature in the country, at 7.8 degrees Celsius, which was experienced in February 1978, Che Gayah said to Bernama.

“It was recorded at an altitude of 1,471.6 metres above sea level,” she added. – BERNAMA

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