The best times to visit Malaysia 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.



Other Malaysia Travel Info

Weather in Malaysia


Average temperatures in Malaysia 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 Malaysia, the hottest months are May, June, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid May where highs are regularly around 90.8°F (32.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.2°F (24.6°C) at night.

Malaysia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Malaysia Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Malaysia Perceived Temperature (F)


Malaysia Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Malaysia 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

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 87 79.8 74.3
Feb 88.4 80.7 74.3
Mar 89.4 81.3 75
Apr 90.1 82.1 75.7
May 90.6 82.5 76
Jun 90.3 82.4 75.8
Jul 89.4 81.6 75
Aug 89.3 81.3 74.9
Sep 89.2 81.2 74.9
Oct 88.5 80.4 74.6
Nov 87.8 79.9 74.6
Dec 87.2 79.8 74.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.6 26.6 23.5
Feb 31.3 27.1 23.5
Mar 31.9 27.4 23.9
Apr 32.3 27.8 24.3
May 32.6 28.1 24.4
Jun 32.4 28 24.3
Jul 31.9 27.6 23.9
Aug 31.8 27.4 23.8
Sep 31.8 27.3 23.8
Oct 31.4 26.9 23.7
Nov 31 26.6 23.7
Dec 30.7 26.6 23.6



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Malaysia are February, June, and then May. 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 early November with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of November 5th.

When can you find snow in Malaysia? 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 Malaysia.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 23% 0 7.8
Feb 16% 0 4.4
Mar 19% 0 4.6
Apr 20% 0 4.5
May 19% 0 4.4
Jun 17% 0 4.2
Jul 19% 0 4.5
Aug 20% 0 5.4
Sep 20% 0 5.2
Oct 28% 0 7.1
Nov 37% 0 9.8
Dec 28% 0 8.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 23 0 19.8
Feb 16 0 11.2
Mar 19 0 11.7
Apr 20 0 11.4
May 19 0 11.2
Jun 17 0 10.7
Jul 19 0 11.4
Aug 20 0 13.7
Sep 20 0 13.2
Oct 28 0 18
Nov 37 0 24.9
Dec 28 0 21.6


Humidity and Wind

Malaysia has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (76.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (82.7%).

Wind in Malaysia is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is January, followed by February and December. January’s average wind speed of around 4.3 knots (4.9 MPH or 8 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 9.3 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 4.3 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.2 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.8 Barely noticeable 8.6 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.5 Barely noticeable 8.2 Gentle breeze
May 3.4 Barely noticeable 8 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.4 Barely noticeable 8 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.5 Barely noticeable 8.2 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.6 Barely noticeable 8.4 Gentle breeze
Sep 3.5 Barely noticeable 8.4 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.4 Barely noticeable 7.9 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.3 Barely noticeable 7.6 Gentle breeze
Dec 4 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 78.3%
Feb 76.2%
Mar 77.6%
Apr 78.9%
May 78.6%
Jun 77.7%
Jul 78.1%
Aug 78.4%
Sep 78.8%
Oct 80.5%
Nov 82.7%
Dec 80.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Malaysia?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 01, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Malaysia is September, followed by June 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 Malaysia in April. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

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 79.5 in April means 79.5% of the tourists vs. September.



Overall Malaysia Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.8°F (32.7°C) and 88.9°F (31.6°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with roughly 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest 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 5 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Malaysia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 89.7°F (32.1°C) and 87.6°F (30.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 11 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Malaysia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.9°F (31.6°C) and 86.5°F (30.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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