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 58% of the territory of Malaysia
  • The best month to go to Kuala Lumpur regarding the weather is February
  • On average, it is hot all year round in Kuala Lumpur
  • The rainiest months in this city are March, April, May and November
  • The cities with the best climate are Bandar Penawar, Mabul Island (Mabul Island) and Pulau Sipadan, with good weather at least 11 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 86°F
February 79°F to 86°F
March 81°F to 88°F
April 81°F to 90°F
May 81°F to 90°F
June 81°F to 90°F
July 81°F to 88°F
August 79°F to 88°F
September 81°F to 88°F
October 79°F to 88°F
November 79°F to 88°F
December 77°F to 86°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 time to go to Kuala Lumpur is february.

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, march, july and august.


Best time to go to Malacca

The best time to go to Malacca is february.

Pangkor island

Best time to go to Pangkor island

The best time to go to Pangkor island is july.


Best time to go to Penang

The best time to go to Penang is february.

Other cities and places in Malaysia

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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.

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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 Lumpur90°F94°F94°F94°F94°F94°F92°F92°F92°F92°F90°F90°F
Kota Bharu85°F86°F90°F92°F94°F94°F94°F92°F92°F90°F88°F86°F
Langkawi Island88°F90°F90°F90°F92°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F90°F88°F
Pangkor island88°F88°F90°F92°F92°F92°F92°F90°F90°F90°F90°F88°F
Bandar Penawar85°F85°F86°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F88°F86°F85°F
Banggi Island (Pulau Banggi)81°F83°F85°F86°F88°F88°F86°F88°F86°F86°F86°F85°F
George Town88°F90°F92°F92°F92°F92°F92°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F
Gunung Mulu National Park85°F85°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F86°F85°F
Johor Bahru88°F90°F92°F94°F94°F92°F92°F92°F92°F92°F90°F90°F
Kota Kinabalu88°F88°F88°F90°F92°F90°F90°F90°F90°F88°F88°F88°F
Mabul Island (Mabul Island)86°F86°F86°F88°F88°F88°F86°F86°F88°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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