When is the best time to go to Malaysia?

When is the best time to go to Malaysia? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In February, the weather is good across more than 48% of the territory of Malaysia
  • The best months to go to Kuala Lumpur are January, February, July and December
  • On average, it is hot all year round in Kuala Lumpur
  • The rainiest months in this city are April, May, October and November
  • The cities with the best climate are Bahau and Teluk Intan, with good weather at least 9 months a year
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round in Kota Bharu

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Malaysia for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 77°F to 85°F
February 77°F to 86°F
March 77°F to 86°F
April 79°F to 86°F
May 79°F to 88°F
June 77°F to 88°F
July 77°F to 86°F
August 77°F to 88°F
September 77°F to 86°F
October 77°F to 86°F
November 77°F to 85°F
December 77°F to 85°F
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Malaysia by cities

Kuala Lumpur

Best time to go to Kuala Lumpur

The best months to go to Kuala Lumpur are january, february, july and december.

Kota Bharu

Best time to go to Kota Bharu

The best months to go to Kota Bharu are february, march and april.

Langkawi Island

Best time to go to Langkawi Island

The best months to go to Langkawi Island are january, february, june and july.

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Temperatures and rainfall in Malaysia

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Malaysia and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Kuala Lumpur, Kota Bharu, Langkawi Island, Malacca and Pangkor island, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Where to go in Malaysia?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Kuala Lumpur88°F92°F92°F92°F92°F92°F90°F92°F92°F90°F88°F88°F
Kota Bharu83°F85°F86°F88°F90°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F86°F85°F
Langkawi Island85°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F86°F85°F86°F
Pangkor island85°F86°F86°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F85°F
Bandar Penawar85°F85°F86°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F86°F85°F
Banggi Island (Pulau Banggi)83°F83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F85°F
George Town88°F90°F90°F90°F90°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F86°F86°F
Gunung Mulu National Park85°F86°F86°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F
Johor Bahru86°F88°F90°F90°F92°F90°F90°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F
Kota Kinabalu83°F83°F85°F85°F86°F86°F85°F85°F85°F85°F85°F85°F
Mabul Island (Mabul Island)86°F86°F86°F88°F88°F88°F86°F86°F86°F88°F88°F86°F


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Is this weather information for Malaysia reliable?

Climate data for Malaysia has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Malaysia allows us to determine the average for each month in Kuala Lumpur, Kota Bharu, Langkawi Island, Malacca, Pangkor island, Penang, Bandar Penawar, Banggi Island (Pulau Banggi), and 58 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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