Saturday, February 04, 2017

Mount Kinabalu peak coldest in Malaysia

The tourist attraction in Sabah, Mount Kinabalu Peak which is 4,095 metres above sea level, is the coldest place in Malaysia.

The Director-General of the Malaysian Meteorological Department, Datuk Che Gayah Ismail said the temperature at Mount Kinabalu, which is the highest peak in Malaysia and Southeast Asia could come down to two degrees Celcius.

“Generally, the temperature can come down at the rate of 6.4 degrees celcius for every kilometre in height.

As such, the coldest place in Malaysia is the Mount Kinabalu Peak which has a height of 4,095 metres above sea level where the temperature can drop up to two degrees Celcius,” she said in a statement, here yesterday.

However, she said the department did not have a Meteorological Station at the peak of the mountain except for the station at Laban Rata which is the transit point before going to the peak of Mount Kinabalu.

Besides the peak of Mount Kinabalu, Che Gayah said that based on the records from 44 major stations nationwide, renowned resort centre, Cameron Highlands was also among the coldest areas in Malaysia with the lowest temperature of 16 degrees Celcius recorded last January.