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.
Padang Besar Travel Guide
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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)
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.
|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 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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Padang Besar (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
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.
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||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|
|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|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
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 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 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
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.