Bayan Lepas

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Bayan Lepas
Skyline of Bayan Lepas
Bayan Lepas is located in Malaysia
Bayan Lepas
Bayan Lepas
Coordinates: 5°25′00″N 100°19′00″E / 5.41667°N 100.31667°E / 5.41667; 100.31667
Country Malaysia
State Penang
Founded 1956
Municipality established 1976
Area
 • City [[1 E+Expression error: Unrecognized word "estimated"._m²|estimated 200 km2]] (58.59 sq mi)
Elevation 4 m (13.1 ft)
Population (2007)
 • City 141,000(38th)
 • Density 1,447/km2 (3,748/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,225,501
  (metro pop is a 2000 est)
Time zone MST (UTC+8)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed (UTC)

Bayan Lepas is a town in Penang, Malaysia being home to the Penang International Airport. It has a population of about 141,000 people. Bayan Lepas is the main industrial hub of Penang, being home to the Free Industrial Zone, where factories of many multinational companies are located especially semiconductor industry. Penang International Airport also located at Bayan Lepas.

Penang's biggest shopping mall, Queensbay Mall, the Bukit Jambul Complex and Giant Hypermarket are located there. Bayan Lepas is connected to Georgetown via the Bayan Lepas Expressway or known as Lim Chong Eu Expressway. There are some tourist spots including the Snake Temple, War Museum, and the Fisheries Department Aquarium. Many new condominiums, housing estates are all currently under construction in that area. One of the famous and most high class residential area is Taman Sri Nibong.

Climate[edit]

Bayan Lepas features a tropical rainforest climate under the Köppen climate classification. Bayan Lepas has a very lengthy wet season. As is common in several regions with this climate, precipitation is seen even during the short dry season. Temperatures are relatively consistent throughout the course of the year, with average high temperatures around 32 degrees Celsius and average low temperatures around 23 degrees Celsius. Bayan Lepas sees on average roughly 2300 mm of precipitation per year.

Bayan Lepas average rainfall 2013 can be compared with other places in Malaysia via Annual Mean Rainfall Locations In Malaysia 2013

Climate data for Bayan Lepas Precipitation In 2013 (Mean Rainfall : 2002-2012)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(87)
31
(87)
31
(87)
31
(87)
31
(87)
31
(87)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30.5
(86.5)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23.2
(73.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 152.1
(5.988)
154.4
(6.079)
56
(2.2)
148.7
(5.854)
96.4
(3.795)
151.8
(5.976)
200.4
(7.89)
209
(8.23)
371.8
(14.638)
499.4
(19.661)
253.2
(9.969)
63.8
(2.512)
2,357
(92.792)
Rainfall mm (inches) 59.8
(2.354)
107.7
(4.24)
182.5
(7.185)
179.1
(7.051)
233.1
(9.177)
162.5
(6.398)
192.5
(7.579)
260.5
(10.256)
282
(11.1)
285.8
(11.252)
239.9
(9.445)
131.1
(5.161)
2,316.5
(91.198)
Source: Malaysian Meteorological Department
Principle Meteorological Station - Bayan Lepas
Year Rainfall
2012
2,298 mm (90.5 in)
2011
2,307.3 mm (90.84 in)
2010
2,092 mm (82.4 in)
2009
2,944 mm (115.9 in)
2008
2,569.8 mm (101.17 in)
2007
2,326 mm (91.6 in)
2006
2,057 mm (81.0 in)
2005
2,071.6 mm (81.56 in)
2004
2,051.7 mm (80.78 in)
2003
2,887.5 mm (113.68 in)
2002
1,876.2 mm (73.87 in)
Source Department Of Statistics Malaysia

References[edit]

Coordinates: 5°17′N 100°16′E / 5.283°N 100.267°E / 5.283; 100.267