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Friday, March 19, 2010

El-Nino Dry Weather in Malaysia

This picture was taken at Ipoh town 2 days ago on 17th March 2010. There is not a single cloud in the sky. Can you see the cloud seeding trail of a tiny aeroplane?

We are currently experiencing an El-Nino hot and dry weather that had caused rivers and canals in the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah to dry up. In some areas, the temperature was as high as 38C. It was reported that such weather was expected to continue until May. If rains do not come by end of April, water rationing will start in some states such as Penang.

State International Trade, Industry, Energy, Water, Commu­nication and Environment committee chairman Tan Kok Hong said among the measures were cloud seeding over water catchment areas and dams, identifying underground water sources and water rationing. The law may be enforced to prevent people from wasting water and restrictions may be placed on activities like washing vehicles, as well as watering lawns or gardens.
Meanwhile, the hot weather has shown no mercy on farmers in the fish rearing industry. The fishes are just about to be harvested but an inadequate water in ponds will cause the fishes to die. As the fishes are only saleable when alive, their income will be severely affected.

The water level at seven dams in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya is also dwindling, affected by the warm weather and dry spell for the past two months.

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  1. That lack of water is a serious problem. It's been raining a lot here. Wish I could give you some. Great photo for skywatch!

  2. It rains pretty often in late afternoon here (Klang Valley). Wondering why we are short of water...

  3. which part of Ipoh? i still see clouds at my area.

  4. Wenn, it was along the Jalan Pasir Puteh road, in front of Public Bank at Pengkalan, Ipoh. Luckily it rained that evening, maybe cloud seeding was successful.

  5. I can imagine the heat... it's summertime here in Mumbai and the heat is increasing day by day..

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