The best times to visit Bintulu for ideal weather are

June 11th to July 1st

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Bintulu Travel Info

Weather in Bintulu

Temperature

Average temperatures in Bintulu vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the bottom 1 percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Bintulu, the hottest months are May, June, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid May where highs are regularly around 91.5°F (33.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.1°F (23.9°C) at night.

Bintulu Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Bintulu Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Bintulu Perceived Temperature (F)

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Bintulu Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Bintulu Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 86.7 78.8 73.4
Feb 87.5 79.6 73.6
Mar 89.1 80.3 73.9
Apr 89.9 81 74.5
May 90.8 81.5 74.9
Jun 90.5 81.1 74.4
Jul 90.1 80.7 73.9
Aug 89.6 80.4 73.5
Sep 89.3 80.3 73.7
Oct 88.9 80.2 73.8
Nov 88.5 80 74
Dec 87.9 79.7 73.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.4 26 23
Feb 30.8 26.4 23.1
Mar 31.7 26.8 23.3
Apr 32.2 27.2 23.6
May 32.7 27.5 23.8
Jun 32.5 27.3 23.6
Jul 32.3 27.1 23.3
Aug 32 26.9 23.1
Sep 31.8 26.8 23.2
Oct 31.6 26.8 23.2
Nov 31.4 26.7 23.3
Dec 31.1 26.5 23.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bintulu are June, May, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid June. For example, on the week of June 18th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early January with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of January 1st.

When can you find snow in Bintulu? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Bintulu.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bintulu (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 59% 0 24.2
Feb 45% 0 14
Mar 36% 0 9.4
Apr 45% 0 11.8
May 36% 0 9
Jun 34% 0 9.3
Jul 41% 0 10.6
Aug 41% 0 13.1
Sep 41% 0 12.1
Oct 48% 0 13.3
Nov 54% 0 18
Dec 61% 0 20.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 59 0 61.5
Feb 45 0 35.6
Mar 36 0 23.9
Apr 45 0 30
May 36 0 22.9
Jun 34 0 23.6
Jul 41 0 26.9
Aug 41 0 33.3
Sep 41 0 30.7
Oct 48 0 33.8
Nov 54 0 45.7
Dec 61 0 51.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Bintulu has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (80.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (84.6%).

Wind in Bintulu is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and April. February’s average wind speed of around 3.5 knots (4 MPH or 6.5 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid August where average top sustained speeds reach 8.1 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Bintulu.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 3.3 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.5 Barely noticeable 7.9 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.5 Barely noticeable 7.8 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.6 Gentle breeze
May 3.2 Barely noticeable 7.3 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.1 Barely noticeable 7.1 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.2 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.3 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.3 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.3 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 84.6%
Feb 82.4%
Mar 81%
Apr 81.4%
May 80.2%
Jun 80.8%
Jul 80.2%
Aug 80.7%
Sep 81.6%
Oct 81.7%
Nov 83.2%
Dec 84%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Bintulu?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Malaysia; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Bintulu, Malaysia is December, followed by November and June. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Bintulu in May. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 33.1 in May means 33.1% of the tourists vs. December.

 

 

Overall Bintulu Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.2°F (32.9°C) and 88.4°F (31.3°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 11 to 14 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the least precipitation with 10 to 13 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Bintulu, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89.9°F (32.2°C) and 88°F (31.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 12 to 16 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Bintulu to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.4°F (31.3°C) and 86.2°F (30.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 13 to 19 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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