MALAYSIA RECORDED AVERAGE TEMPERATURE 15.9 - 33.4 DEGREES CELSIUS IN 2018 - CHIEF STATISTICIAN

SHANIKA ABDULLATIB

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 (Bernama) -- Malaysia experienced a warm and humid climate with an average temperature between 15.9 and 33.4 degrees Celsius in 2018, according to  Malaysian Compendium of Environmental Statistics (CES) 2019.

Chief Statistician Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said the average rainfall distribution in the country was between1,801.6 and 4,581.8 millimetres (mm), while the average relative humidity was recorded between 72.7 and 89.3 per cent.

He said the demand for clean water resources for the year under review had also increased compared to 2014, in line with population growth.

“To meet the demand, raw water intakes from rivers and dams had also shown an increase of 5.7 per cent (801 million litres per day) and 28 per cent (732 million litres per day) respectively,” he said in a statement today.

The statistics department also reported that the aquaculture sector had produced 0.4 million tonnes in 2018 to meet the demand for fisheries resources.   

-- BERNAMA