PETALING JAYA: The Meteorological Department has denied reports that it had advised people to wear thick clothes to avoid getting a fever.
The fake report had cited the Met Department as saying that the drop in temperatures in the west of Peninsular Malaysia was due to incessant rain brought by monsoon winds from the Philippines.
The Met Department had said in a statement that the lowest temperature recorded on Saturday (Jan 13) was 21 degrees Celsius in Mersing and Kuala Pilah.
Other areas recorded a low of 22 degrees Celsius in the early mornings.
It said the phenomenon is linked to overcast skies, non-stop rain
and cold winds from the northeast monsoon.
The cold spell is expected to end on Sunday (Jan 14).
The Met Dept also issued a yellow alert for severe weather conditions in Pahang (Kuantan, Rompin, and Pekan) and Johor (Segamat, Mersing and Kota Tinggi).