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George Town is 94 m above sea level and located at 5.39° N 100.29° E. George Town has a population of 300000. [37][38], The Supreme Court of Penang (now High Court of Penang) was first opened at Fort Cornwallis on 31 May 1808. Warm (max 29°C on Mon afternoon, min 24°C on Sat night). [254] They now stand as celebrated cultural landmarks of George Town, with Children on a Bicycle becoming one of the most photographed spots in the city. [43][44] Due to the opening of the Suez Canal, the advent of steam ships and a tin mining boom in the Malay Peninsula, the Port of Penang became a major tin-exporting harbour. [232], The Penang Bridge International Marathon is a popular annual event. In early December 1941, Japanese warplanes indiscriminately strafed and bombed George Town, and wiped out the defending Allied air squadrons. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 75°F to 89°F and is rarely below 72°F or above 92°F.. Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit George Town for hot-weather activities is from mid December to early March. - See 8,284 traveler reviews, 7,749 candid photos, and great deals for George Town, Malaysia, at Tripadvisor. [9] Recognised as having a "unique architectural and cultural townscape without parallel anywhere in East and Southeast Asia", George Town contains one of the largest collections of pre-war buildings in Southeast Asia. The city's Malays also use a variant of the Kedah Malay dialect, with slight modifications made to the original dialect to suit the conditions of a cosmopolitan city. Nearby Places . Night: partly cloudy. Night Morning Day Afternoon Evening. This climate is considered to be Af according to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification. Detailed wind speed and wind direction information as well as interactive graphs for winds WillyWeather 67,369 . SAVE! [198] The Penang International Airport is one of the nation's busiest, whilst Swettenham Pier has cemented the city's reputation as a popular destination for cruise shipping.[20][199][205]. [69][70] Between 1942 and 1944, the Port of Penang was utilised by submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy, the Kriegsmarine and the Regia Marina. [155][156], The Mayor of Penang Island is appointed by the Penang state government every two years, while each of the 24 councillors is appointed for a one-year term. [9] Subsequent efforts to clean up the city, and measures to improve traffic flow, cultural and environmental aspects by the new state government led to George Town being ranked Asia's 8th most liveable city by ECA International in 2010. [200] In 2016, George Town was ranked Malaysia's most attractive destination for commercial property investment by Knight Frank, surpassing even Kuala Lumpur. [305], The Penang state government also publishes its own multi-lingual newspaper, Buletin Mutiara, which is circulated for free every fortnight. Both the 13.5 km (8.4 mi)-long Penang Bridge and the 24 km (15 mi)-long Second Penang Bridge link George Town with the rest of Peninsular Malaysia. Wind will be generally light. George Town became the first Malaysian city to install public automated external defibrillators (AEDs), with the launch of the first device in Komtar in 2015. The Penang Botanic Gardens are situated on the northern edge of George Town. [241], George Town, long known as the food capital of Malaysia, is renowned for its good and varied street food, incorporating Malay, Chinese, Indian, Peranakan, Thai and European influences into its literal melting pot. But there’s a catch: Macaque monkeys patrol this lush paradise . Some of the oldest missionary schools in George Town include the Penang Free School, St. Xavier's Institution, Convent Light Street, St. George's Girls' School and Methodist Boys' School. [209] Northam Road is now home to a cluster of financial services, with a number of accounting, auditing and insurance firms based along this coastal road. Average Weather in George Town Malaysia. George Town Penang (Malaysia), elevation 14 m. Forecast Forecast; Nearby Nearby; Map Map; ... 24 ° Feels like 24 ° Precipitation 0 mm. [55] However, instead of arresting George Town's decline, Komtar itself became a white elephant by the 2000s. Today, buses form the backbone of public transportation within George Town. [139] Rising 833 m (2,733 ft) above sea level, the peak of Penang Hill is accessible via the Penang Hill Railway from its base station off Hill Railway Road. [61] Several colonial buildings were destroyed or damaged, including the Government Offices, St. Xavier's Institution, Hutchings School (now Penang State Museum) and the Penang Secretariat Building. [79], On 1 January 1957, George Town was accorded city status by Queen Elizabeth II, becoming the first city within the Federation of Malaya, and by extension, Malaysia. [268][269], George Town has a relatively well-developed sporting infrastructure. [44], Aside from government-run and private schools, the city has 11 international schools. Penang November Weather Averages. The temperature here averages 27.5 °C | 81.5 °F. Penang Hill: Weather view! [15] Attracted by the city's cheaper living costs and the presence of several multinational technology firms in Penang, the city's startups are also being actively encouraged by the Penang state government and the private sector, with initiatives to encourage entrepreneurship and promote the Internet of Things (IoT). George Town Live Weather Today: Recent reports from weather stations near George Town, Light winds from the E.(Wind varies from 040 to 140 degs). [179][180] As of 2010[update], expatriates made up nearly 6% of George Town's population, reflecting the city's popularity amongst foreigners. [283] Meanwhile, the Chung Hwa Confucian School, founded in 1904, was the first Chinese school in Southeast Asia. [121][122], Unlike other cities in Malaysia, George Town still retains most of its English street names. [303], In 2011, the then Chief Minister of Penang, Lim Guan Eng, officiated the launch of the Penang edition of Time Out. With a history dating back to 1800, it is Malaysia's oldest local government and the successor to the nation's first city council – the George Town City Council. In particular, Gurney Drive forms part of the city's second Central Business District, and is a shopping haven with two upmarket shopping malls – Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon. [232] Among the more well-known shopping malls within the city are Gurney Plaza, Gurney Paragon, 1st Avenue and Queensbay Mall. Weather Underground provides local & long-range weather forecasts, weatherreports, maps & tropical weather conditions for the Penang area. [7], In addition, Greater Penang, which also covers Seberang Perai, and parts of neighbouring Kedah and Perak, was home to 2,412,616 residents as of 2010[update]. Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Sun night. [10] Together with Singapore and Malacca, George Town formed part of the Straits Settlements, which became a British crown colony in 1867. George Town is home to some of the oldest schools in Malaysia, making it a pioneer in the country's education system. However, being an island, its temperature is often higher than the mainland, with temperatures reaching as high as 35°C during the day. The George Town Inner Ring Road and the Penang Middle Ring Road are the two major ring roads around the city centre. [195][196], As the capital city of Penang, one of the most urbanised states in Malaysia, George Town is one of the top contributors of Malaysia's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and tax income. [71][72], Between 1944 and 1945, Allied bombers based in India repeatedly bombed George Town, seeking to destroy the naval facilities and administrative centres. Buildings like the Kapitan Keling Mosque, Kong Hock Keong Temple, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and the Pinang Peranakan Mansion are notable for their architectural styles, which combine diverse cultural influences. The second Central Business District at Northam Road and Gurney Drive, which lies along the city's northern shoreline, is also home to some of Penang's tallest skyscrapers, including Setia V, Gurney Paragon and BHL Tower. [20][21], In the 1770s, the British East India Company instructed Francis Light, a British Royal Navy captain, to form trade relations in the Malay Peninsula. It is spoken by many Penangites regardless of race for communication purposes. [55][77][83], This also marked the start of George Town's decline, which lasted up to the early 2000s. The country's first newspaper – the Prince of Wales Island Gazette – was established in the city in 1806. It was subjugated by Japan during World War II, before being recaptured by the British at war's end. [204], Originally established as an entrepôt by the British, George Town's economy is now dominated by other tertiary sub-sectors ranging from manufacturing to finance, whilst newer industries, including entrepreneurial startups, are taking root within the city as well. In general, temperatures range between 29°C - 35 during the day and 26°C - 29°C during the night, with the months June to August being the hottest. Penang . It is also a hub for two Malaysian low-cost carriers – AirAsia and Firefly. A cosmopolitan, multi-cultural population emerged, comprising Chinese, Malay, Indian, Peranakan, Eurasian, Thai and other ethnicities. [100][319] Dedicated cycling lanes have been marked throughout the city and in 2016, George Town became the first Malaysian city to operate a public bicycle-sharing service, with the launch of LinkBike. [237] Meanwhile, Indian architecture is more prominent within the city's Little India, which also contains the Sri Mahamariamman Temple. [18][19][86] About 1,000 patients arrive in George Town daily, mostly from Asian countries such as Indonesia, Singapore and Japan. Local time in George Town is +08. These are in addition to small, but prominent, Eurasian and Siamese minorities. Since 2001, shopping complexes in George Town registered the biggest increases in Malaysia. The policy's intent was to entice traders from the Dutch ports in the region. Established in 1969 as Malaysia's second university, it was originally named Universiti Pulau Pinang (University of Penang). Weather reports submitted by any ship (SYNOP) that is close to George Town within an acceptable time window are also included. [47][53][54], With improved access to education, a greater level of participation in municipal affairs by its Asian residents and substantial press freedom, George Town was perceived as being more intellectually receptive than Singapore. [299][300] Since then, AEDs have been installed at several public locations throughout the city. Penang Global Tourism 8B, First Floor The Whiteaways Arcade Lebuh Pantai, George Town 10300 Penang, Malaysia Phone: +604 264 3456 [13], The city has been recognised as one of Asia's top street food cities by CNN, as well the world's top culinary destination by the Lonely Planet in 2014. [22][23] Once the area was cleared, a simple ceremony was held on 11 August, during which the Union Jack was raised. [221][222] Within the same year, Penang became the third largest contributor of Malaysia's tourism tax revenue after Kuala Lumpur and Sabah. [48][49], Also in the same year, the Straits Settlements was made a British crown colony, to be governed directly by the Colonial Office in London. See the links below the 12-day George Town weather forecast table for other cities and towns nearby along with weather conditions for local outdoor activities. [21][205] As of 2017[update], the pier recorded 1.35 million tourist arrivals, thereby surpassing Port Klang as the busiest port-of-call in Malaysia for cruise shipping. Forecast - George Town. [6][7][8] The historical core of George Town has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008.[9]. [17][18][19] Logistically, the Penang International Airport links George Town with several major regional cities, while a ferry service, the Penang Bridge and the Second Penang Bridge connect the city with the rest of Peninsular Malaysia. Meanwhile, George Town's Swettenham Pier has emerged as the busiest port of call in Malaysia for cruise ships. Another example of a hybrid Asian architecture is the Kek Lok Si Temple at Air Itam, which merges Chinese, Siamese and Burmese influences. [109][110], The contiguous hotel and resort belts of Batu Ferringhi and Tanjung Bungah and Tanjung Tokong along the northern beaches of Penang Island form the northwestern fringes of George Town. Last updated today at 17:25. [129][130][131] The southern suburbs, such as Jelutong, grew due to industrial activities. [9][117], Most of George Town's famous heritage landmarks, including Fort Cornwallis, the City Hall, the High Court, St. George's Church and the Eastern & Oriental Hotel are located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Find the most current and reliable 7 day weather forecasts, storm alerts, reports and information for [city] with The Weather Network. [120], Among the restrictions in force within the zone is a ban on the construction of any structure exceeding 18 m (59 ft) in height, and that any new building which is located adjacent to a historically important structure must not exceed the height of the latter. [202][203] George Town's popularity amongst foreign investors has contributed to Penang gaining the largest share of Malaysia's foreign direct investments within the same year. [243][244][245] Besides these, several tau sar pneah shops can be found throughout the city, selling bean paste biscuits. [274], The national and international sporting events that were held in George Town include the 2001 Southeast Asian Games and the 2013 Women's World Open Squash Championship. [140][141], Founded in 1884 as an offshoot of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, the Penang Botanic Gardens is Malaysia's oldest botanical garden. Several hotels and resorts have been established along these locations, including Hard Rock Hotel. [3][107][108] George Town is only slightly more than a third the size of Singapore with a population density of 2,372/km2 (6,140/sq mi); thus the city has one of the highest population densities of all Malaysian cities. [29][46] This was followed by HSBC in 1885 and the Royal Bank of Scotland in 1888. [303] One of Malaysia's top dailies currently in circulation, The Star, was founded in George Town in the 1970s, while the country's oldest Chinese newspaper, Kwong Wah Yit Poh, was also founded in the city in 1910. [164] The parliamentary constituencies are Tanjong, Bukit Bendera, Jelutong, Bukit Gelugor, Bayan Baru and Balik Pulau. [169], According to Malaysia's Department of Statistics, George Town is a Chinese-majority city; as of 2010[update], over 53% of the urban population consisted of ethnic Chinese, including the Peranakans. [119] The zone includes the city's administrative precinct, which is home to the most historic landmarks like Fort Cornwallis, City Hall and the Penang State Museum, as well as the main Central Business District along Beach Street. Of these, Dalat, Uplands, Tenby, Fairview, Pelita, Hua Xia and Wesley Methodist offer both primary and secondary education. [189], Due to their Tamil ancestry, most Indians in George Town speak Tamil. [111][113], As with most island cities, land scarcity is a pressing issue in George Town. Wind Precip. ☂ Online precipitation map and other weather maps. Aside from the Penang International Airport, Swettenham Pier, conveniently located within the city centre, also serves as one of the major tourist entry points into Penang. [321] The airport is Malaysia's second busiest in terms of cargo traffic and recorded the third highest passenger traffic of all Malaysian airports as of 2013[update]. [citation needed] This is partly because the new names are often unwieldy (e.g. Originally a variant of the Minnan dialect, over the centuries, Penang Hokkien has incorporated a large number of loanwords from Malay and English. Find the most current and reliable 7 day weather forecasts, storm alerts, reports and information for [city] with The Weather Network. However, the absorption of the British colony of Penang into Malaya alarmed Penang's population over economic and ethnic concerns. The climate in George Town is hot, oppressive, and overcast. The jurisdiction of George Town covers an area of 305.77 km (118.06 sq mi), encompassing the entirety of Penang Island and five of the surrounding islets, including Jerejak Island. [105], Whilst George Town had been declared a city by Queen Elizabeth II in 1957, the jurisdiction of the city was expanded by the Malaysian federal government to encompass the entirety of Penang Island in 2015. Historical or past weather forecast page provides historical weather forecast from 1 st July, 2008 till now in 3 hourly interval. [201] By 2017, Penang's GDP per capita, already the highest among Malaysian states, rose to RM49,873, thereby surpassing the World Bank's threshold to be considered a high-income economy. [250], Aside from these, there are two Western orchestras based in George Town – the Penang Philharmonic and the Penang Symphony Orchestra (PSO) – as well as several chamber and school-based musical ensembles. Warm (max 28°C on Wed afternoon, min 24°C on Thu night). [197][198][199] According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, the city contributed US$12,044, or nearly 8%, of Malaysia's personal disposable income in 2015, second only to Kuala Lumpur. With free WiFi and excellent coffee, it is easy to spend a lot of time in this location, relaxing and taking in the warm and inviting atmosphere. Wind will be generally light. Warm (max 28°C on Sun afternoon, min 23°C on Sat morning). The former bridge was completed in 1985, while the latter, opened in 2014, is currently the longest bridge in Southeast Asia. [27][93][94], In response, George Town's non-governmental organisations and the national press galvanised public support and formed strategic partnerships for the conservation of the historic buildings, and to restore the city to its former glory. [308][309] In addition, the city was one of the pit-stops of The Amazing Race 16, The Amazing Race Asia 4 and The Amazing Race Asia 5. 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See the latest George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia RealVue™ weather satellite map, showing a realistic view of George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia from space, as taken from weather satellites. [150], Weather forecast in George Town is served by the Penang Meteorological Office in Bayan Lepas, which acts as the primary weather forecast facility for northern Peninsular Malaysia. Punjabi and Telugu are also spoken by smaller numbers of Indians. The State of Penang also has a sister area partnership with Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan, which was ratified in 1991.[352]. George Town is Malaysia's third most populous city with 708,127 inhabitants as of 2010[update], while Greater Penang is the nation's second largest conurbation in the country after Greater Kuala Lumpur with a population of 2,412,616. However, George Town, and by extension Penang, is best known for its distinct Hokkien dialect, known as Penang Hokkien. Aside from these, the city has a handful of language institutions, such as the British Council, Alliance Française and the Malaysian German Society.[279][280][281]. Due to the intermingling of the various ethnicities and religions that arrived on its shores, George Town acquired a large eclectic assortment of colonial and Asian architectural styles. An annual Chingay parade is held in the city every December, though Chingay performances are also a common feature of Chinese festivities and major state celebrations in Penang. [144], The city is also home to the world's smallest national park – the Penang National Park. Best time to visit . The courts in George Town consist of the Magistrates, Sessions and the High Court, the latter of which sits at the top of Penang's judicial system. Once a retreat used by British officials and Queen Elizabeth II, Penang Hill is one of Penang's most well-known tourist attractions. [170] The Bumiputeras, which include ethnic Malays and East Malaysian indigenous races like the Dayaks and Kadazans, collectively made up almost 32% of the city's population. [290][291], George Town contains a total of 30 libraries. The northwestern suburbs are somewhat more affluent, given their seafront locations which attract tourists and expatriates. [18][19], The success of George Town's medical tourism industry is mainly due to the specialised medical treatments offered at more affordable costs by the city's numerous private hospitals, coupled with well-trained professionals and advanced equipment. [259][260], In recent years, private-run museums have sprung up all over the city, such as the Camera Museum and the Penang Toy Museum. There are a total of 117 primary schools, 49 high schools, four Islamic religious schools, two vocational colleges and a technical school throughout George Town. [310], Development of George Town's streets and roads is an ongoing process that dates back to the early years of British rule. [93] The western half of the island, where Balik Pulau forms the main population centre, remains sparsely-populated, although urbanisation has encroached into the area in recent years. Mostly dry. Live weather reports from George Town weather stations and weather warnings that include risk of thunder, high UV index and forecast gales. As the name implies, you’ll be embraced by greenery in a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the streets. [20][324] The pier has also attracted some of the world's largest cruise liners, such as the RMS Queen Mary 2. [284][285][286] The Penang Japanese School is the only international school in George Town that caters for expatriates of a specific nationality. In addition, George Town contains a number of private tertiary educational institutions, as well as one of the premier Malaysian public universities – Universiti Sains Malaysia. [306] The Penang-centric newspaper focuses on the current issues affecting Penang.[306]. Sri Mahamariamman Temple. They held the top positions in some of the city's most influential associations, such as the Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce and the Penang Straits Chinese British Association. [42], Nonetheless, George Town retained its importance as a vital British entrepôt. [287], Universiti Sains Malaysia, situated at Gelugor, is one of the premier Malaysian public universities. In 2001, the Rent Control Act, which had protected the low-income residents and smaller businesses within the city centre from arbitrary rental hikes, was repealed. [213][214], In recent years, George Town has received numerous international accolades, further putting the city on the world stage. [11] It also gained a reputation as Malaysia's gastronomic capital for its distinct and ubiquitous street food. Heavy rain (total 38mm), heaviest during Thu night. Air and water temperature, air pressure, humidity, wind speed, magnetic field and UV Index. [80][81][82], In the following years, George Town retained its free port status, as guaranteed by the British colonial authorities before granting independence to Malaya. [211], The financial sector and its related industries, such as insurance, auditing and real estate transactions, accounted for over 8% of Penang's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as of 2017[update]. [160] The unicameral Penang State Legislative Assembly convenes inside the State Assembly Building at Light Street. [30][31], Light developed George Town as a free port, thus allowing merchants to trade without having to pay any form of tax or duties. [7] More recent estimates from Malaysia's Department of Statistics indicated that about 738,500 inhabitants lived within this cosmopolitan city as of 2012[update]. The Office of the Chief Minister of Penang is housed within the Komtar Tower, Penang's tallest skyscraper. [7] Thus, Greater Penang is the most populous metropolitan area in Malaysia outside the Klang Valley (Greater Kuala Lumpur). The city of George Town includes the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone, a high-tech manufacturing hub regarded as the "Silicon Valley of the East". [182][184][185], As with other multi-ethnic cities in Malaysia, all four major languages are widely spoken in George Town – Malay, English, Chinese and Tamil. George Town, Penang - Get the very latest weather forecast, including hour-by-hour views, the 10-day outlook, temperature, humidity and precipitation for your area. Hundreds of shophouses, schools and temples, as well as whole streets, were demolished in order to make way for the construction of Penang's tallest skyscraper. As of 2017[update], Penang attracted almost 8.6 million tourists, with the airport posting a record 7.2 million passenger arrivals and the pier registering another 1.35 million tourist arrivals. Arts exhibitions are held at the city's numerous cultural centres, such as the Hin Bus Depot. [275][276] In addition, George Town will host the Asia Pacific Masters Games in 2018, the first Malaysian city to be selected to host this regional multi-sports tournament.[277]. [288] As of 2018[update], it was ranked 207th in the QS World University Rankings, the fourth highest in Malaysia. George Town was the centre of banking in Malaysia at a time when Kuala Lumpur was still a small outpost. [210] In addition to these, the Employees Provident Fund, run by the Malaysian federal government, operates an office at the road as well. [239], Since the mid 20th century, modern urbanisation has transformed much of George Town. So find on this website the historical weather averages in other cities in Malaysia and climate and forecast data for all other countries in the world. [357], Capital city of the Malaysian state of Penang. [188], As in the rest of Malaysia, Malay is currently the official language in George Town. Meanwhile, an incoherent urban planning policy and poor traffic management led to worsening traffic congestion, while decades of brain drain also took its toll as the city lacked the expertise to regulate urban development. In addition to the sister cities and areas, George Town has inked five other friendship city agreements. [66] Women in George Town were also coerced to work as comfort women by the Japanese. Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Sun night. [257], The Penang State Museum and Art Gallery houses relics, photographs, maps, and other artifacts that document the history and culture of Penang. Several nations have either established their consulates or appointed honorary-consulates within George Town. George Town World Heritage Site Celebration An Indian lady completes a traditional rangoli during George Town Heritage Celebrations, a colourful time to visit Penang (image by Thum Chia Chieh) A week of cultural events and pop-up stages to celebrate George Town’s UNESCO status and inscription. [29][46], Throughout the century, George Town's population grew rapidly in tandem with the city's economic prosperity. [86] Indirect factors that were cited include the relatively low cost of living and the ease of travel facilitated by the well-developed logistical infrastructure. Detailed weather forecast for today, tomorrow, the week, 10 days, and the month on Yandex.Weather. 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