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Pulau Redang, Malaysia. Author Javier Lastras. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution
Pulau Redang, Malaysia. Author Javier Lastras

Malaysia climate: when to go to Malaysia

The climate in Malaysia is equatorial, hot and humid, subject to monsoon rains. The north-east monsoon brings heavy rains between October and February along the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, in the north east Sabah and west Sarawak.

On the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, the monsoon brings rains between September and December. In several areas of the country there are two distinct rainy season between March and May and between September and November.

The monsoon of south-west blowing between June and September, and particularly affects the south-west coast of Sabah, this monsoon is less humid than the north-east monsoon. Peninsular Malaysia receives an annual average of around 2,500 mm of rain, in the highlands, rainfall is more, arriving in Maxwell’s Hill to 5,000 mm per year, also the Malaysian Borneo in some areas exceeds 5,000 mm of rain a year. Temperatures vary little from season to season and even between day and night changes are minimal. The minimum temperatures are above 20°C while the maximum temperature exceeds 30°C throughout the year.

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia. Author Peter Gronemann (HooLengSiong). Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia. Author Peter Gronemann (HooLengSiong)

The capital Kuala Lumpur is hot and humid all year round, with rain well distributed, but with maximum rainfall in the months between March and April and between September and November, the rain often falls in the form of intense afternoon showers. The relatively driest months of the year are June and July.

The sea water temperature is constant throughout the year between 27 ° C and 29 ° C.

WHEN TO GO TO MALAYSIA

The best time for a trip to Malaysia are the relatively dry months between June and August.

MALAYSIA CLIMATIC TABLES

Kuala Lumpur

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Rain (mm)

158

201

259

292

224

130

99

163

218

249

259

191

Min Temp (°C)

23

23

23

24

24

23

23

23

23

23

23

23

Max Temp (°C)

32

32

33

32

32

32

32

32

32

32

31

31

Tioman

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Sea water temperatures (°C)

27

27

28

29

29

29

29

29

29

29

28

28

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