Seasons in Malaysia

Malaysia is a country that is different from other States in the region a unique combination of exotic, ancient culture and the highest level of development. There are: the tallest building in the world Petronas towers, the third tallest TV tower in the world, the biggest mosque in Asia, the third longest bridge in the world, the richest on the submitted specimens Underwater world (Aquarium) and much more.

The country is so amazing and fabulous that bewitches the tourists from the first sight striking an unusual combination of ancient and modern. Here the sun shines year-round, and constantly hosts a variety of festivals or holidays.

In Malaysia there is almost no seasonal changes in climate, but the most cool is the time from November to January when the temperature drops to +26 °C (79 °F). However, the climate of Malaysia is different and depending on which region you are. In the South of the Malacca and Kalimantan the climate is Equatorial, hot and humid, to the North – subequatorial monsoon. On plains average temperatures during the year range from +25 °C (77 °F) to +32 °C (90 °F), but in mountainous areas, for example in Genting-Highlands, temperatures drop to +15 °C (59 °F). Monsoon winds blow towards the southwest from April to October and from October to February in the North-East of the country. During monsoon period in the North-Eastern coast of Malacca sometimes stops sea tourism. At other times, strong winds are rare.

Strong, but brief rains throughout the year, so the rainy season as such in Malaysia no. On the West coast of Malaysia (Langkawi, Penang, Pangkor) the rainy season is not pronounced and almost falls from may to September; in April, may and October on the West coast of the Peninsula fall thunderstorms. On the East coast (Tioman island, Redang) a more pronounced rainy season lasts from October to March. The rainy season is celebrated torrential rains continuing for two or three hours, they are usually in the afternoon. Because of the higher rainfall evergreen jungle on the East coast and neprokhodimoye thick, and the river network is very deep, though, and consists of short rivers. In mountainous areas, the rains are often because the high peaks are constantly cloudy. In General, rainfall in Malaysia is about 2000 mm per year, in the mountains reaches 5000 mm. However, your clothes will be wet here and no rain: throughout the year the humidity here is 75%. Best time to visit West Malaysia is the period from late February to early October, and the East – the second half of October.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Malaysia

Weather in Malaysia in the months of spring is the most calm. In March already abates northeast monsoon and the southwest begins at the end of may, so April is completely free from the influence of strong winds. Rain at this time is small, and the temperature reaches its summer performance. To avoid trouble during the spring vacation in Malaysia are advised to still take your umbrella and stock up on plenty of sunscreen. He you at this time very useful.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: +33 °C (91.4 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 14 days
Precipitation: 210 mm (8.3")
April
Max average t°: +33 °C (91.4 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 16 days
Precipitation: 280 mm (11")
May
Max average t°: +33 °C (91.4 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 13 days
Precipitation: 185 mm (7.3")

(Kuala Lumpur)

Spring Holidays

March, 8 – International women's day;

March, 28 – Hari Raya Haji;

April-May – Easter.

Summer in Malaysia

Summer is a hot season in Malaysia; by months rainfall is distributed very sparsely. June, July and August are accompanied by dry South-West monsoon in the deserts of Australia. In June and July abundance of precipitation to expect is clearly not worth it, and in the Western part of the country small periodic rainstorms can begin only at the end of August. The humidity of the climate, despite the monsoon remains on a more or less traditional level. Without an umbrella in this country should not go even in the summer, because the weather here is quite changeable. Sunscreen during the specified period is generally indispensable because in the wind the influence of heat of the sun is not as strong, and can easily get burnt..


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: +32 °C (89.6 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 125 mm (4.9")
July
Max average t°: +32 °C (89.6 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4°F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 130 mm (5.1")
August
Max average t°: +32 °C (89.6 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 145 mm (5.7")

(Kuala Lumpur)

Summer Holidays

June, 5 – birthday of the king;

June, 26 – the Prophet's Birthday; 

August, 31 – Merdeka Day or independence Day.

Autumn in Malaysia

Autumn in Malaysia is characterized by a relatively early rainy season when the amount and frequency of rainfall increases slightly. Although to a catastrophic level of precipitation is still far. Small rainfalls in the Western part of Malaysia can be started in September. In the East, as similar phenomena should be expected in October.

It should be noted that November is one of the most rainy and coldest months, although it is unlikely that even here the lowest temperature is +22 °C (72 °F) will seem particularly cool for us as well. As a rule, in the afternoon the air warms up in November to +31 °C (88 °F), and at night drops to +23 °C (73 °F). Water temperature to +30 °C (86 °F).

To plan holidays in Malaysia in the autumn should also, as in the winter: beach and water procedures in the morning, entertainment and visits to museums – in the second. In General Malaysia is really open for quality resort living all year round. You just have to choose which terms suit you more: more rainy, but not so hot months from September to December or the sultry rich and less rainfall between March and August.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: +32 °C (89.6 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5.5 hours
Rainy days: 13 days
Precipitation: 190 mm (7.5")
October
Max average t°: +32 °C (89.6 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5.5 hours
Rainy days: 17 days
Precipitation: 270 mm (10.6")
November
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 18 days
Precipitation: 280 mm (11")

(Kuala Lumpur)

Autumn Holidays

October, 1 – International music day;

November, 7 – the Day of Deepawali.

Winter in Malaysia

December, January and February are hardly optimal months for beach relaxation in Malaysia, however, following our recommendations, you will be able to organize a good rest during this period. Throughout the winter the country will be affected by the rainy northeast monsoon, that will be most severely felt on the North East coast of peninsular Malaysia. When particularly strong gusts in this part of the country maybe even the cessation of marine tourism.

If you decide to spend in Malaysia for your winter vacation, plan a beach part of the vacation for the first half of the day. The rain in Malaysia falls mainly in the winter afternoon and evening. To choose if this is the resorts in the West coast, because here the influence of the monsoon is hardly felt..

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: +31 °C (87.8 °F)
Min average t°: +22 °C (71.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5.5 hours
Rainy days: 15 days
Precipitation: 230 mm (9")
January
Max average t°: +32 °C (89.6 °F)
Min average t°: +22 °C (71.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 160 mm (6.3")
February
Max average t°: +33 °C (91.4 °F)
Min average t°: +22 °C (71.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 165 mm (6.5")

(Kuala Lumpur)

Winter Holidays

December, 25 – Christmas;

January, 1 – New Year;

January, 19-20 – Hari Raya.


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