Malaysia weather

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The weather guide for Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Malaysia weather overview

Malaysia comprises the southern part of the Malay Peninsular and the states of Sarawak and Sabah which are part of Borneo. The country has an equatorial climate and 75 per cent of its land area is tropical rainforest. This makes it hot, steamy and wet throughout the year with much of its rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms. The southwest (from April to September) and northeast (November to February) monsoon winds do much to disperse the sticky heat and alternate to produce a double rainy season. The heaviest rain is at the time of changeover of monsoon winds around March to April and October. The coasts exposed to the northwest monsoon tend to be wetter than those exposed to the southwest monsoon, and rainfall across the country varies according to the prevailing monsoon winds. Slightly cooler weather is to be found up in the hills but this is often marred by heavy cloud and high humidity.

What to pack for Malaysia weather

Take light clothes with slightly warmer clothing if going to the hill regions, and go prepared for rain at any time of the year.

More about Malaysia

Which is the hottest month in Malaysia?

The hottest time of year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is normally April. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 33°C with very high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Malaysia?

In terms of rainfall, November is usually the wettest month in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with 278mm on average. There are normally 25 days in November with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Malaysia?

The sunniest time of year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is normally February with bright sunshine on average for 57% of daylight hours; that's 7 hours of sunshine per day.

What is the flight time to Malaysia from the UK?

The flight time to Malaysia from the UK is typically 13 hours.

What is the time difference between Malaysia and the UK?

The time difference between Malaysia and the UK is GMT+8 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Malaysia?

The main languages spoken in Malaysia are Malaysian and English.

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What is the currency in Malaysia?

The currency in Malaysia is the Malaysian Ringgit (MYR).

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Which plugs are used in Malaysia?

Malaysia uses electrical plug type G (230 Volts) - the same as the UK.

Which side of the road do they drive on in Malaysia?

They drive on the left side of the road in Malaysia.

Compare Malaysia weather with the USA

Below the Malaysia weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) and the USA (Washington).

Maximum daytime temperature (°C)

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