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Asia > Malaysia > Useful Info
Submitted on Feb 23, 2019 Useful Info

Best time to travel in Malaysia

  • The temperature of most places in Malaysia is usually between 23C-32C any day of the year. Because our country is almost at the equator, we don't experience much seasonal temperature changes
  • The best time to visit Malaysia is therefore dependent on the rainfall level. This varies quite a bit by region. For the main regions:
  • Kuala Lumpur: May-September is the driest months. March-April & October-November are the wettest months
  • Penang and Langkawi (west coast of the peninsula): December-March are the driest month. September and October are the wettest months.
  • East coast of the peninsula: April-September are the driest months. October-March is the monsoon season and it can get very wet. It can rain for days at a time here and some islands are closed during this time. This is also the wettest part of Malaysia due to the monsoon
  • Sarawak and Sabah on Borneo island: February-April are the driest months. September-November are the wettest months of the year.
  • One thing to note is that we get haze from Indonesia from time to time between July-October. It's hard to predict when the haze will come because it depends on wind directions, but when it does hit the pollution level can skyrocket.