The best times to visit Kuala Lumpur 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.
Kuala Lumpur Travel Guide
Weather in Kuala Lumpur
Average temperatures in Kuala Lumpur 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 Kuala Lumpur, the hottest months are June, May, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid June where highs are regularly around 93.1°F (33.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.7°F (24.8°C) at night.
Kuala Lumpur Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Kuala Lumpur 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.
Kuala Lumpur Perceived Temperature (F)
Kuala Lumpur Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Kuala Lumpur 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 Kuala Lumpur are June, July, and then August. 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 mid November with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of November 12th.
When can you find snow in Kuala Lumpur? 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 Kuala Lumpur.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kuala Lumpur (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
Kuala Lumpur has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (71.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (79.4%).
Wind in Kuala Lumpur is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is August, followed by July and September. August’s average wind speed of around 3.5 knots (4 MPH or 6.4 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 early to mid August where average top sustained speeds reach 9.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kuala Lumpur.
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||2.6||Barely noticeable||7.7||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||2.7||Barely noticeable||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||2.9||Barely noticeable||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||3||Barely noticeable||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|May||3.1||Barely noticeable||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||3.2||Barely noticeable||9||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||3.3||Barely noticeable||9||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||3.5||Barely noticeable||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.3||Barely noticeable||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.2||Barely noticeable||9||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||2.9||Barely noticeable||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||2.6||Barely noticeable||7.8||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Kuala Lumpur?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Dec 10, 2018 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
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is June, followed by August and July. 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 Kuala Lumpur in February. 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 Kuala Lumpur Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 93.1°F (33.9°C) and 91.3°F (32.9°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 10 to 14 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second 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 7 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Kuala Lumpur, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 91.6°F (33.1°C) and 90°F (32.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 11 to 18 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Kuala Lumpur to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92.3°F (33.5°C) and 89.1°F (31.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 10 to 14 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.