Malaysia weather is basically Summer climates. Malaysia could be divided into 2 area as called West Malaysia(Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi), East Malaysia (Kota Kinabalu) as like below Pic
- Malaysia Weather, Climates Features
- West Malaysia – Average monthly temperatures in Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and Penang
- East Malaysia – Kota Kinabalu
- Malaysia weather humidity
- Malaysia weather precipitation
- Rainy Season
- Malaysia weather of UV info
Malaysia Weather, Climates Features
The biggest weather & climates feather is no heavy typhoon, also very few earthquakes. East Malaysia Humidity is lower than West malaysia. Therefore, The night there is cooler. But Both area have high summer temperature in day time
West Malaysia – Average monthly temperatures in Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi and Penang
Langkawi and Penang are about 3.5 hours away by ferry, so the climate is almost similar, but Kuala Lumpur is located inland. So, Kuala lumpuer’s humidity is higher than 2 cities and you may feel hotter, comparing with 2 cities(Langkawi, Penang).
Kuala Lumpuer is capital city of Malaysia, therefore, there are many cars, buildings, It makes you feel hotter also.
East Malaysia – Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu is the Capital city of East Malaysia, This city humidity is lower than East Malaysia cites as above(Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Penang). So you feel less the hotter in the morning & night, than these cities in West Malaysia
Malaysia weather humidity
The highest average humidity is usually 80% in South East Asia countries. Malaysia’s average humidity is about 75%.
So, in early morning, night, you would feel less feel hot.
Comparing Kota Kinabalu’s humidity with West Malaysia cities, It is lower. I stayed at both regions. Actually it is.
The precipitation portion associated with the rain. When you’re planning a trip, you’ll see if there’s a rainy day or not during your staying, and more importantly, check the monthly precipitation. In addition, weather forecasts in Southeast Asia are often wrong.
The local people would not check the forecasting information. These 4 cities rain would so heavy and long usually. So it would not impact your tour plan so much.
West Malaysian rainy & Dry seasonn
The dry season in Kuala Lumpur is seen as May-Sep, Penang close to Langkawi, and Langkawi to Dec to Apr. A chart of monthly precipitation will help you understand it. These regions’ rainy seasons would not rain long, usually finished in short time. It would not be longer 1 hour normally. Malaysia would divide a year into rainy & dry season.
Kota-Kinabalu Rainy dry seaon
From the rainfall average data, you can guess the rain season from May to Dec. The rainy season long, but the rainfall is not heavy comparing other South East Asia countries. So you do not need to feel so worry about traveling during the rainy season in Malaysia.
Malaysia weather of UV info
The West Malaysia UV averages are about 6~7.5 degree in day. It is the average index, So, the real index in day would be 9~11.
Kota Kinabalu Un index average is about 6~7 degree. But it would be 9~11 in a day.
How to wear for Malaysia traveling
The summer clothes would be the best choice. But sometimes, you would feel chilly. So it is better to prepare a long shirts. Please refer to the below picture,
Malaysia weather climate information as like the temperature, humidity, rainy day, rainfall etc. Malaysia has good weather for traveling, I suppose.