The Highest Recorded Temperatures in the ASEAN

The Highest Recorded Temperatures in the ASEAN

The Highest Recorded Temperatures in the ASEAN

Summer is here to stay now the rain is gone. And it’s beginning to look like a scorcher. But that’s nothing compared to the highest recorded temperatures in the ten ASEAN countries. Check this out! 

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Myanmar: The temperature at Myinmu, a river town west of Mandalay, rose to its highest at 47.2 °C (116.96 °F) on May 14 as a moderate El Niño occurred in 2010

Thailand: Mae Hong Son saw the hottest temperature on record in Thailand topping out at 44.6 °C (112.3 °F) on April 28, 2016. The previous record was held by Uttaradit at 44.5 °C (112.1 °F) on April 27, 1960.

Vietnam: The temperature at Con Cuong rose to a record 42.7 °C (108.9 °F) on May 30, 2015. The city of Con Cuong is located in Nghe An Province in the North Central region of Vietnam.

Cambodia: The new all-time record high for Cambodia was set on April 15, 2016 in Preah Vihea when the mercury soared to 42.6 °C (108.7 °F).

The Philippines: Mindanao Island observed its highest temperature on record at General Santos with a 39.4 °C (102.9 °F) reading on April 16, 2016. This was a long way from the national record of 42.2 °C (108 °F) held by Tuguegarao in April 1912 and May 1969.

Laos: The hottest day at Thakhek sent the mercury soaring to a record 42 °C (107.6 °F) on April 20, 2015. That tied the previous record of 42 °C held by Savannakhet since March 1933.

Malaysia: The all-time record in Malaysia was 40.1 °C (104.2 °F) at Chuping on April 9, 1998.

Indonesia: There are two candidates. The all-time record high of 38.8 °C (101.8 °F) was measured at Makassar City in Sulawesi in 2012. However, the hottest temperature recorded by reliable sources in the country was 39.5 °C (103.1 °F) at Jatiwangi, on Java on November 19, 2006.

Singapore: A record 37 °C (98.6 °F) reading was measured on April 17, 1983 by the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS), which confirmed the hottest day on record in the island country.

Brunei: The hottest day came on July 6, 2015 at Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei, with the mercury rising to a record 35 °C (95 °F). For reference, on that day the average high was 32°C (89.6 °F).


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