When is the best time to go to Penang?

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

  • The best month for good weather in Penang is February
  • On average, it is hot all year round
  • The rainiest months are April, May, October and November
  • The sea temperature is suitable for swimming all year round


Annual weather in Penang

For full information about the climate and weather in Penang a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 77°F/86°F
9in
February 77°F/88°F
5.7in
March 79°F/88°F
9.8in
April 81°F/88°F
14in
May 81°F/88°F
13.7in
June 81°F/88°F
8.2in
July 81°F/88°F
9in
August 81°F/88°F
12.7in
September 81°F/88°F
12.9in
October 81°F/86°F
14.3in
November 79°F/86°F
16.4in
December 77°F/86°F
11.2in


Weather and climate in Penang

Penang enjoys an equatorial (or tropical rainforest) climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Penang is 88°F (ranging from 86°F in november to 88°F in may). Annual rainfall is 136.8in, with a minimum of 5.7in in february and a maximum of 16.4in in november.
  • From january to march the climate is just OK. By early evening, the temperature averages 85°F and you can expect to have 9.8in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In april the climate is the worst possible. At lunchtime, it's 88°F in average.
  • Between may and august the climate is just OK. The temperature rises to 88°F.
  • Between september and october the climate is very bad. The record temperature this month is 90°F and it rains about 14.3in each month.
  • In november the climate is just OK. The record temperature this month is 94°F and you can expect to have 16.4in of rainfall/month during this period.
  • In the month of december the climate is very bad. By early evening, the temperature averages 83°F.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Penang

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Penang: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature

Humidity


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Penang

Find out when Penang has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Penang

  • Very low season in Penang
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: March, April, May, June and October.
  • Low season in Penang
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, July, September and November.
  • High season in Penang
    The number of visitors to Penang is high in: August.
  • Peek season in Penang
    The largest number of tourists visiting Penang is during: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Penang month by month


Best time for low prices in Penang

Average prices of hotels in Penang month by month

Generally, October is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Penang. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, January is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Penang

A return flight between London and Penang is generally cheaper if you go in may ($ 823 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 489 more for your airline ticket to Penang if you go in december.

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