The best times to visit Padang Besar for ideal weather are

January 8th to March 25th

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



Other Padang Besar Travel Info

Weather in Padang Besar


Average temperatures in Padang Besar vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 10th 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 Padang Besar, the hottest months are May, April, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid May where highs are regularly around 94.2°F (34.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 74.7°F (23.7°C) at night.

Padang Besar Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Padang Besar 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.

Padang Besar Perceived Temperature (F)


Padang Besar Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Padang Besar 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 88.4 79.8 72.4
Feb 91.5 80.9 71.5
Mar 93.1 82 73
Apr 93.8 82.8 74.3
May 93.7 82.9 74.7
Jun 93 82.7 74.4
Jul 92.2 82.2 74
Aug 92.4 81.9 73.7
Sep 91.5 81.5 73.8
Oct 90.7 81.1 73.8
Nov 88.7 80.3 73.8
Dec 87.5 79.8 73.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.3 26.6 22.4
Feb 33.1 27.2 21.9
Mar 33.9 27.8 22.8
Apr 34.3 28.2 23.5
May 34.3 28.3 23.7
Jun 33.9 28.2 23.6
Jul 33.4 27.9 23.3
Aug 33.6 27.7 23.2
Sep 33.1 27.5 23.2
Oct 32.6 27.3 23.2
Nov 31.5 26.8 23.2
Dec 30.8 26.6 23.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Padang Besar are February, January, 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 late January and early February. For example, on the week of January 29th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late November with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of November 19th.

When can you find snow in Padang Besar? 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 Padang Besar.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 11% 0 3.2
Feb 3% 0 1
Mar 11% 0 1.7
Apr 20% 0 3.4
May 18% 0 2.8
Jun 18% 0 3.4
Jul 21% 0 3.2
Aug 22% 0 3.1
Sep 28% 0 4.4
Oct 30% 0 4.6
Nov 42% 0 10.2
Dec 29% 0 5.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 11 0 8.1
Feb 3 0 2.5
Mar 11 0 4.3
Apr 20 0 8.6
May 18 0 7.1
Jun 18 0 8.6
Jul 21 0 8.1
Aug 22 0 7.9
Sep 28 0 11.2
Oct 30 0 11.7
Nov 42 0 25.9
Dec 29 0 14.2


Humidity and Wind

Padang Besar has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is February (70.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (82.5%).

Wind in Padang Besar is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is February, followed by January and March. February’s average wind speed of around 1.3 knots (1.5 MPH or 2.4 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 February where average top sustained speeds reach 5.9 knots, which is considered a light breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 1.1 Barely noticeable 5.4 Light breeze
Feb 1.3 Barely noticeable 5.8 Light breeze
Mar 1.1 Barely noticeable 5.4 Light breeze
Apr 0.8 Still 4.8 Light breeze
May 0.8 Still 5.1 Light breeze
Jun 1 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze
Jul 1 Barely noticeable 5.4 Light breeze
Aug 1 Barely noticeable 5.4 Light breeze
Sep 1 Barely noticeable 5.4 Light breeze
Oct 0.8 Still 4.9 Light breeze
Nov 0.7 Still 4.6 Light breeze
Dec 0.9 Still 5.1 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 75.8%
Feb 70.5%
Mar 71.6%
Apr 74.1%
May 76%
Jun 75.9%
Jul 75.8%
Aug 75.8%
Sep 77.4%
Oct 79.7%
Nov 82.5%
Dec 81.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Padang Besar?

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 Padang Besar, 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 Padang Besar 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

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 Padang Besar Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 94.2°F (34.6°C) and 92.3°F (33.5°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 6 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 moderate precipitation with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Padang Besar, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 92.7°F (33.7°C) and 86.6°F (30.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 8 to 12 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 Padang Besar to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92.3°F (33.5°C) and 86.4°F (30.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 1 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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