The best times to visit Kuching for ideal weather are

early to mid January

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

 

 


Other Kuching Travel Info

Weather in Kuching

Temperature

Average temperatures in Kuching 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 Kuching, the hottest months are May, June, and then July. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid June where highs are regularly around 92.1°F (33.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.5°F (23.6°C) at night.

Kuching Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Kuching 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.

Kuching Perceived Temperature (F)

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Kuching Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Kuching 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan85.878.473.4
Feb86.67973.4
Mar88.579.773.8
Apr90.380.474.2
May91.381.274.7
Jun9181.274.2
Jul90.680.873.7
Aug90.380.673.6
Sep90.580.573.9
Oct89.879.973.6
Nov89.279.473.8
Dec87.879.274

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan29.925.823
Feb30.326.123
Mar31.426.523.2
Apr32.426.923.4
May32.927.323.7
Jun32.827.323.4
Jul32.627.123.2
Aug32.42723.1
Sep32.526.923.3
Oct32.126.623.1
Nov31.826.323.2
Dec3126.223.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kuching are July, September, and then June. 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 are 2 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late November to early December with an average of 6 days of significant precipitation the week of November 26th.

When can you find snow in Kuching? 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 Kuching.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan64%030.1
Feb52%017.3
Mar52%011.9
Apr48%011.9
May44%011.5
Jun41%010
Jul37%08.9
Aug43%012.1
Sep41%09
Oct48%013
Nov62%014.8
Dec70%023.5

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan64076.5
Feb52043.9
Mar52030.2
Apr48030.2
May44029.2
Jun41025.4
Jul37022.6
Aug43030.7
Sep41022.9
Oct48033
Nov62037.6
Dec70059.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Kuching has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (77.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (84.3%).

Wind in Kuching is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is January, followed by February and July. January’s average wind speed of around 4 knots (4.5 MPH or 7.3 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 early October where average top sustained speeds reach 10.4 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

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

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan4Light breeze9.7Gentle breeze
Feb3.8Barely noticeable9.4Gentle breeze
Mar3.5Barely noticeable9.3Gentle breeze
Apr3.3Barely noticeable9.6Gentle breeze
May3.2Barely noticeable9.3Gentle breeze
Jun3.4Barely noticeable9.3Gentle breeze
Jul3.6Barely noticeable9.4Gentle breeze
Aug3.5Barely noticeable9.5Gentle breeze
Sep3.5Barely noticeable9.7Gentle breeze
Oct3.4Barely noticeable9.8Gentle breeze
Nov3.4Barely noticeable9.8Gentle breeze
Dec3.5Barely noticeable9.4Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan84.3%
Feb82.6%
Mar81.4%
Apr81.7%
May80.7%
Jun78.6%
Jul77.3%
Aug78.2%
Sep79.1%
Oct81.1%
Nov83.2%
Dec84.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Kuching?

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 Kuching, Malaysia is March, followed by December 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 Kuching in June. 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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 46.3 in June means 46.3% of the tourists vs. March.

 

 

Overall Kuching Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.6°F (33.1°C) and 87.4°F (30.8°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is frequent with 14 to 16 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 11 to 13 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Kuching, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 91.4°F (33°C) and 88.5°F (31.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 12 to 19 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 Kuching to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.5°F (31.4°C) and 85.3°F (29.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 15 to 22 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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