The best times to visit Langkawi for ideal weather are

December 10th to September 2nd

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


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Weather in Langkawi

Temperature

Average temperatures in Langkawi 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 Langkawi, the hottest months are April, March, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid March where highs are regularly around 91.9°F (33.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 78.1°F (25.6°C) at night.

Langkawi Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Langkawi 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.

Langkawi Perceived Temperature (F)

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Langkawi Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Langkawi 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)
Jan89.582.777.3
Feb91.183.677.2
Mar90.783.677.7
Apr89.683.778.4
May88.983.678.5
Jun88.883.378.3
Jul87.782.277.3
Aug87.481.977.1
Sep8781.777
Oct87.581.877.1
Nov88.38277.3
Dec88.382.477.7

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan31.928.225.2
Feb32.828.725.1
Mar32.628.725.4
Apr3228.725.8
May31.628.725.8
Jun31.628.525.7
Jul30.927.925.2
Aug30.827.725.1
Sep30.627.625
Oct30.827.725.1
Nov31.327.825.2
Dec31.32825.4


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Langkawi 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 early November with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of November 5th.

When can you find snow in Langkawi? 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 Langkawi.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan0%00
Feb0%00
Mar0%00
Apr0%00
May1%00.3
Jun1%00.9
Jul0%00
Aug0%00
Sep0%00
Oct7%00.8
Nov16%02.6
Dec2%00.5

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan000
Feb000
Mar000
Apr000
May100.8
Jun102.3
Jul000
Aug000
Sep000
Oct702
Nov1606.6
Dec201.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Langkawi has some extremely humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (64.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (81.3%).

Wind in Langkawi is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is January, followed by February and December. January’s average wind speed of around 5.1 knots (5.9 MPH or 9.5 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 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 Langkawi.

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan5.1Light breeze9.2Gentle breeze
Feb4.7Light breeze8.8Gentle breeze
Mar3.9Barely noticeable8.2Gentle breeze
Apr3.2Barely noticeable7.2Gentle breeze
May2.9Barely noticeable6.7Gentle breeze
Jun3.1Barely noticeable6.9Light breeze
Jul3.1Barely noticeable7.1Gentle breeze
Aug3.2Barely noticeable7.4Gentle breeze
Sep3.2Barely noticeable7.3Gentle breeze
Oct3Barely noticeable7.1Gentle breeze
Nov3.4Barely noticeable7.3Gentle breeze
Dec4.7Light breeze8.8Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan64.7%
Feb64.7%
Mar71%
Apr77.3%
May79.4%
Jun79.2%
Jul80.1%
Aug80.6%
Sep81.3%
Oct81%
Nov78.1%
Dec70.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Langkawi?

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 Langkawi, Malaysia is June, followed by September and March. 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 Langkawi 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

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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 41.5 in February means 41.5% of the tourists vs. June.


Overall Langkawi Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.9°F (33.3°C) and 88.5°F (31.4°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow 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 about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Langkawi, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89.2°F (31.8°C) and 86.5°F (30.3°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 the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Langkawi to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91.5°F (33.1°C) and 87.9°F (31.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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