The best times to visit Johor Bahru for ideal weather are
December 3rd to October 21st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Johor Bahru Travel Guide
Weather in Johor Bahru
Average temperatures in Johor Bahru vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 32nd 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 Johor Bahru, the hottest months are June, May, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid June where highs are regularly around 90.3°F (32.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.2°F (24°C) at night.
Johor Bahru Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Johor Bahru Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Johor Bahru Perceived Temperature (F)
Johor Bahru Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Johor Bahru 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Johor Bahru are January, February, 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 early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid November with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of November 12th.
When can you find snow in Johor Bahru? 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Johor Bahru.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Johor Bahru (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Johor Bahru has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (78.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (84.5%).
Wind in Johor Bahru is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is January, followed by February and December. January’s average wind speed of around 4.1 knots (4.7 MPH or 7.6 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late January and early February where average top sustained speeds reach 10.3 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Johor Bahru.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||4.1||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.9||Barely noticeable||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||3||Barely noticeable||8.7||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||2.5||Barely noticeable||7.9||Gentle breeze|
|May||2.4||Barely noticeable||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||2.6||Barely noticeable||7.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||2.6||Barely noticeable||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||2.7||Barely noticeable||8||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||2.7||Barely noticeable||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||2.5||Barely noticeable||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||2.5||Barely noticeable||7.4||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||3.3||Barely noticeable||8.3||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Johor Bahru?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Mar 17, 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 Dec 10, 2018.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Johor Bahru, Malaysia is December, followed by March and April. 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 Johor Bahru in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Johor Bahru Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.3°F (32.4°C) and 88.6°F (31.4°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
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 about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Johor Bahru, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 89.4°F (31.9°C) and 87.7°F (30.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 5 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 Johor Bahru to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.7°F (32.1°C) and 85.6°F (29.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.