Malaysia weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Malaysia

The best time to visit in Malaysia is from January until December, when you will have a warm temperature and limited till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Malaysia is 32°C in February and the lowest is 31°C in January.

Malaysia has the tropical rainforest climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Malaysia or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Malaysia by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 31 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 31 31
Precipitation (mm) 34 28 58 50 51 36 30 40 39 76 84 68
Climate data from city: Kuala Lumpur

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14 day weather forecast Malaysia

The weather for in Malaysia will be 31° till 28° degrees in the next 14 days with every day chance of light rain showers till heavy rain.

The weather forecast for Malaysia is based on the weather conditions in the city of Kuala Lumpur.

Weather forecast this week

Tuesday 26 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
23°
22.9 mm 90% 1 m/s 3
Wednesday 27 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
23°
18.8 mm 85% 1 m/s 3
Thursday 28 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
22°
4.6 mm 60% 1 m/s 6
Friday 29 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
23°
11.9 mm 80% 1 m/s 6
Saturday 30 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
23°
11.2 mm 80% 1 m/s 5
Sunday 31 Oct Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
23°
27.9 mm 90% 1 m/s 7
Monday 1 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
23°
12.6 mm 80% 1 m/s 7

Weather forecast next week

Tuesday 2 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
22°
6.7 mm 70% 1 m/s 5
Wednesday 3 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
23°
19.4 mm 85% 1 m/s 3
Thursday 4 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
23°
13.8 mm 80% 1 m/s 7
Friday 5 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
23°
21.3 mm 90% 1 m/s 3
Saturday 6 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
23°
10.1 mm 75% 2 m/s 3
Sunday 7 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
28°
22°
7.9 mm 70% 1 m/s 3
Monday 8 Nov Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
21°
12.8 mm 80% 1 m/s 3

Climate Malaysia

Malaysia has the tropical rainforest climate prevailing. It is usually (very) warm, humid and rainy all year round. The average annual temperature for Malaysia is 32° degrees and there is about 595 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 52 days a year with an average humidity of 78% and an UV-index of 7.

Climate table of Malaysia

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 31 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 31 31
Night temp. (°C) 22 22 23 23 24 23 23 23 23 24 23 23
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 34 28 58 50 51 36 30 40 39 76 84 68
Days with rain 21 18 25 25 26 22 22 23 24 23 25 24
Dry days 10 10 6 5 5 8 9 8 6 8 5 7
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
UV-index 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
Climate data from city: Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Malaysia? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Malaysia?

Malaysia lies in a straight line about 9,676 km from New Zealand (Cape Town → Kuala Lumpur).

How long is the flight to Malaysia?

The flight time from Cape Town International Airport to Malaysia is approximately 13 h. 20 min.

What are the largest airports in Malaysia?

These are the largest airports in Malaysia:

  • Sibu Airport – Sibu
  • Langkawi International Airport – Langkawi
  • Penang International Airport – Penang

How many inhabitants are there in Malaysia?

Malaysia has approximately 32,573,200 inhabitants.

How big is Malaysia?

The area of Malaysia is around 329,750 km². It is 4x smaller than New Zealand.

What is the capital of Malaysia?

The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur.

What is the currency of Malaysia?

In Malaysia the Malaysian ringgit (MYR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 26 October 2021

  • 1 Malaysian ringgit = 0.27 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 3.77 Malaysian ringgit
  • 10 Malaysian ringgit = 2.65 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 37.72 Malaysian ringgit
  • 100 Malaysian ringgit = 26.52 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 377.17 Malaysian ringgit

What is the area code of Malaysia?

The area code to call Malaysia is +60.