Pasoh, Malaysia reported to experience El Nino

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April 22, 2016

Since beginning of the year, Malaysia, and Pasoh Forest Reserve included have been experiencing a dry spell, reported by the meterological department as El Nino. Temperatures average around 35-37 degrees celcius, much higher than the usual 30-32 degrees. Some states particularly in the north are reaching temperatures up to 39 degrees causing much of the forest and watersheds to dry, a fire hazard.

When temperatures were similarly higher early last year, coincidentally mass flowering occured. How the current high temperatures and low percipitation affects tree growth, seed or flower production and animal movement would be interesting to see. 

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