Which is the best time to visit Malaysia? Weather info
Peninsular Malaysia: Weather & when to go
Malaysia is a tropical holiday region, where temperatures range from 25 ° C to 35 ° C year-round, so we can visit Malaysia at any month. It is normally very warm and wet, particularly in the main cities. The warm air is often trapped in the cities, leading to very warm temperatures. In the many islands around Malaysia, the temperature is less hot due mainly to the cool brises. The’ highlands’ of Malaysia are less warm; here you can enjoy cooler temperatures which are never higher than 25 degrees.
When is the best time to visit Malaysia?
Malaysia’s weather is hot and wet all year round with a rain shower. Between November and February, the wet season on the East Coast is sunny, dry weather on the West Coast. Conversely, April to October are the wildest months on the west coast, the driest on the east coast.
The classical equatorial climate of all Malaysia, with high temperatures and wet seasons throughout the year, lies between 1 ° and 6 ° n. The sea level is between 21 ° C and 32 ° C, while the temperature is much cooler at high altitudes, ranging between 15 ° C and 25 ° C. Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm.
A beach holiday can be enjoyed in Malaysia all year round, with the wettest months alternating with the east and west coasts.
thunderstorms occur in the afternoons during the wet season on the west of the peninsula( Apr- October), but they are usually short, and the strange downturn is a welcome way to reduce humidity.
However, the east coast is generally wetter and best prevented in the rainy season( Nov- Feb). Many of the beach resorts will close down during these months and open again in March.
Lowlands & Highlands – Kuala Lumpur, Malacca and Cameron Highlands
Kuala Lumpur and malacca are hot as well as humid throughout the year, with temperatures ranging between 22oC and 32oC throughout the year and showers almost every day in a tropical climate. Rainfall is not much heavier in April-October than the rest of the year, which can provide the sometimes stifling moisture with welcome relief.
Malacca is enjoyed by a sea breeze which drops temperatures by 1- 2 degrees and can make a difference on a wet day!
The Cameron Highlands at an altitude of 1,500 m, are clearly different from the rest of Malaysia. Temperatures average 22 ° C during the day and 15 ° C during the night–a good atmosphere for tea, flowers and fruits growing and offers visitors a pleasant contrast to the hotter lowlands.
A typical day is the morning blue sky, showering afternoons and chilling nights. Between September and early December it rains the heaviest.
East Coast of Malaysia
Kuantan, Tioman Island, Perhentian Islands, Terengganu, Redang and Kota Bharu
For a long time, the east coast is warm and sunny and the warm waters of the South Chinese Sea create a brisk that somewhat moderates moisture. From November to February the North-East Monsoon strikes and so it is generally best to avoid the islands during that time. The rains on this side of the peninsula are much heavier and can interfere with the boat and certain resorts
The east coast is usually drier than the rest of Malaysia outside the northeast of Monsoon and therefore offers the perfect beach- touring destination.
West Coast of Malaysia
Langkawi, Penang, Pangkor
Typically tropical are the West Coast mainland and the islands off the Malay Peninsula; hot, sunny, and humid, all year round with showers. There are heavier showers in September and October, but even in rainy season, a week or two of a holiday that has little more than the occasional small tropical downpour can still be enjoyed.
During September and October, with heavier seas, the visibility of diving is poor.