When to Travel - Malaysia

  • Best Time to Travel
  • Good Time to Travel
  • Green Season
  • Cool temperatures
  • Very cold

Weather information is an important factor to consider when deciding where or when to travel. The following table offers our opinion on when it is best to travel throughout the year, with the "Green Season" representing months with higher rainfall. "Green Season" days in the Far East tend to be dry in the morning with short sharp showers in the afternoon. Below this we offer average climate statistics, from selected destinations, and a general overview of the country's climate to help you decide when to travel.

Kuala Lumpur
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Singapore
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Langkawi
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
The Perhentian Islands
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
  • Kuala Lumpur

    32 33 33 33 33 33 32 32 32 32 32 32
    22 22 23 23 23 22 23 23 23 23 23 22
    6 7 7 6 6 7 7 6 6 5 5 5
    158 201 259 292 224 130 99 163 218 249 259 191
    jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

    Singapore

    30 31 31 31 32 31 31 31 31 31 31 31
    23 23 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 23 23 23
    5 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 4
    252 173 193 188 173 173 170 196 178 208 254 257
    jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

    Langkawi

    33 33 33 32 32 32 31 31 31 31 31 32
    24 24 24 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25
    8 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 5 6 7
    19 35 99 191 211 250 267 327 335 363 193 56
    jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

    The Perhentian Islands

    28 29 30 31 31 31 31 30 30 30 28 28
    22 22 23 23 23 23 23 22 22 22 22 23
    6 7 7 8 7 7 7 6 6 6 4 4
    352 220 201 194 132 105 110 126 163 257 620 463
    jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

Climate - Malaysia

Malaysia has a predominantly hot tropical climate, with much of the land being covered in dense rainforest. And it must be noted that even during the wet season, it is unusual for a day not to see any sunshine. The northeast monsoon blows between November and April which is the wettest period for most of the peninsula, during which travel in the more remote parts of the country can become more difficult. For beach lovers, Malaysia is a great destination to travel to all year round. The West coast, including Pangkor and Langkawi is at its best from November to April and the East coast, including the stunning Islands of Tioman, Redang and the Perhentian Islands are at their best from April to October.

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