The best times to visit Kota Bahru for ideal weather are
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Kota Bahru Travel Guide
Weather in Kota Bahru
Average temperatures in Kota Bahru vary barely at all and are too warm to be considered temperate for most. The area is in the bottom 1 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Kota Bahru, the hottest months are May, April, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early May where highs are regularly around 91.2°F (32.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.4°F (24.7°C) at night.
Kota Bahru Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Kota 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.
Kota Bahru Perceived Temperature (F)
Kota Bahru Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Kota 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)|
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 Kota Bahru.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kota 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
Kota Bahru has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is February (74.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (83.6%).
Wind in Kota Bahru is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by February and December. January’s average wind speed of around 5.6 knots (6.4 MPH or 10.4 KPH) is considered “light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid-December where average top sustained speeds reach 11.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kota Bahru.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||5.6||a light breeze||10||a gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.5||a light breeze||10.4||a gentle breeze|
|Mar||5||a light breeze||10.1||a gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.4||a light breeze||9.4||a gentle breeze|
|May||3.9||light air||8.8||a gentle breeze|
|Jun||3.7||light air||8.2||a gentle breeze|
|Jul||3.7||light air||8.6||a gentle breeze|
|Aug||3.8||light air||8.7||a gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.7||light air||8.7||a gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.6||light air||8.5||a gentle breeze|
|Nov||3.6||light air||8.2||a gentle breeze|
|Dec||5.4||a light breeze||10.1||a gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Kota Bahru?
As of 6/27/2017 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.
Overall Kota Bahru Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 91.2°F (32.9°C) and 86.8°F (30.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Spring is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Kota Bahru, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 89.4°F (31.9°C) and 84.3°F (29.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Kota Bahru to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 86.8°F (30.4°C) and 83.6°F (28.7°C). These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.