Cold spell takes people by surprise

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) – Over the past two days, the people in many parts of the country have been talking about the weather.

The mercury has dropped and some people have had to put on a jacket.

Kuala Pilah in Negeri Sembilan was among the places that registered a low 21 degrees Celsius since midnight, very much lower than the normal 31 to 32 degrees, according to the Meteorological Department.

Cameron Highlands reportedly recorded 15 degrees yesterday.

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.

“An overcast sky, incessant rain and the cold monsoon wind are among the factors for the cold weather in several peninsular states since Thursday.