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The best time to visit Malaysia

The best time to visit Malaysia is between March and October. In Borneo, the main rainy season is November to February, though the rains can be unpredictable – so expect some to fall even during the peak period. The temperature is hot and humid all year round.

The west coast of peninsular Malaysia is an all-round destination, as although it is sunniest between December and March, it is hot and humid all year, and rain can come unexpectedly at any time. For those visiting the east coast, the best time to visit is between March and October; just like in Borneo.

Climate charts for cities and places within Malaysia

The below climate charts have been compiled by Weather2Travel.com. For an explanation to the various measurements, please read our climate notes.

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Cameron Highlands

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2781 2882 2882 2984 2882 2882 2882 2882 2882 2781 2781 2781
Min temp (C)(F) 1661 1661 1661 1763 1763 1763 1763 1661 1661 1661 1661 1661
Sunshine hours 6 7 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1496 1295 2078 29111 29812 1907 1847 1978 25310 35814 33213 2379
Rainy Days 14 12 14 18 18 15 17 19 22 24 25 21
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Ipoh

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3290 3391 3493 3391 3391 3391 3391 3391 3290 3290 3290 3290
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2272 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2272
Sunshine hours 7 8 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 5 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1586 1506 2008 25610 2239 1325 1426 1526 1998 30712 28911 2249
Rainy Days 14 13 15 17 19 14 17 19 23 25 26 22
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Kuala Lumpur

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3290 3391 3391 3290 3290 3290 3290 3290 3290 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2272 2373 2373 2373 2272 2272 2272 2373 2272 2272
Sunshine hours 6 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 5 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1476 1375 2189 26410 2098 1305 1416 1546 1907 26811 27811 2329
Rainy Days 15 15 17 20 16 12 14 15 18 22 25 21
Humidity VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Langkawi

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3391 3493 3493 3391 3290 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3290 3290
Min temp (C)(F) 2373 2373 2373 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 502 472 914 1697 25610 2189 2339 24910 33913 34414 2158 944
Rainy Days 4 4 8 15 18 15 16 17 22 22 19 10
Humidity VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Malacca

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3290 3391 3290 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3188 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 3391
Sunshine hours 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 5 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1144 1074 1667 2088 1737 1626 1717 1817 1968 2259 2279 1687
Rainy Days 13 12 15 18 16 13 16 16 18 20 24 18
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2882 2984 3086 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882

Pangkor Laut Island

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3086 3086 3086 3086 3188 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2373 2373 2475 2475 2373 2373 2373 2373 2272 2272 2272
Sunshine hours 7 8 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1526 1586 1737 2179 1727 1134 1305 1456 1968 28711 28011 2128
Rainy Days 12 11 14 17 16 12 14 16 20 23 22 18
Humidity H H VH VH VH VH VH VH VH H H H
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2984 2984 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984

Penang

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 3188 3290 3290 3290 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 3086 3188 3188
Min temp (C)(F) 2272 2272 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2272 2272 2272 2272 2272
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 7 7 7 6 6 5 6 6 7
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 974 1034 1596 2309 25910 1948 2249 2349 32513 41216 28211 1496
Rainy Days 9 9 12 17 18 14 16 18 23 24 22 14
Humidity VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH VH
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2984 2984 3086 3086 3086 3086 3086 2984 2984 2984 2882

Taman Negara rainforest

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3086 3188 3188 3188 3188 3188 3188 3188 3086 3188 2984
Min temp (C)(F) 2068 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2170 2272 2068
Sunshine hours 6 7 7 7 7 6 7 6 6 5 4 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 1757 1004 1365 1948 2249 1687 1667 1847 24810 27311 27711 30612
Rainy Days 16 14 16 16 17 12 15 17 20 24 28 25
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Turtle Islands National Park

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 2984 3086 3188 3290 3391 3290 3290 3290 3290 3290 3188 3086
Min temp (C)(F) 2373 2373 2475 2475 2475 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373 2373
Sunshine hours 5 6 7 8 8 7 7 7 6 6 6 5
Daylight hours 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Rainfall (mm)(in) 44317 27811 1887 1205 1546 1907 1847 2419 2319 2309 30012 43517
Rainy Days 23 16 13 10 14 16 17 18 19 22 25 25
Humidity E E E E E E E E E E E E
UV 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 11/E
Sea temp (C)(F) 2882 2781 2882 2984 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2984 2882