Hot weather in Sabah to persist for another week


KOTA KINABALU: The hot weather in Sabah is likely to persist for another week, but the temperature is still within normal range. Sabah Meteorological Department director Azemi Daud said the current maximum temperature of around 33 degrees Celsius was normal and safe. “The hot weather nowadays is due to less rain and calm winds since a month ago. “But, it is still considered safe if the temperature is below 35 degree Celsius,” he said when contacted. Azemi added the department will be issuing a Level 1 heat wave warning if an area recorded temperatures of more than 35 degrees Celsius for three consecutive days. According to this week’s forecast as stated in the department’s website, the state was expecting a low of 22 degrees Celsius and high of 33 degrees Celsius, with rain at one or two places. Meanwhile, a local who wants to be known as Victor said the heat during daytime was very uncomfortable and he tried to stay indoors especially after noon. “The weather makes me feel dizzy whenever I go outside. I have opted to do workouts at an air-conditioned gymnasium instead of the public park.”

A woman in Kiulu waters her plants as heatwave hit Sabah. Pix by Lano Lan

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