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Climate and weather of Malaysia



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Malaysia




 

Climate

 
Malaysia has an equatorial climate.

Temperatures are high in the plains (30°) and mild in the mountains all year round. The rains fall regularly throughout the year (they reach 2500 mm per year on the peninsula, 2000 to 3 500 mm per year in the north of the island of Borneo and 5 000 mm per year in the mountains). Humidity is always high.

East coast of the Malay peninsula
The east coast of the peninsula has a climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Rainy season (November to January)
Temperatures are high (32°) and rainfall Is abundant (400 to 600 mm per month).

Dry season (February to October)
Temperatures are stable (32°) and rainfall is high (100 to 200 mm per month).

West coast of the Malay peninsula
The west coast of the peninsula has a climate with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons.

First rainy season (March to May) and second rainy season (October to November)
Temperatures are constant (32° during the daytime, 23° at night) and rainfall is abundant (250 to 500 mm per month).

First dry season (June to September) and second dry season (December to February)
Temperatures reach 32° during the daytime (they lose nine degrees at night) and rainfall is high (200 to 300 mm per month).

Northwestern Borneo
Temperatures are high throughout the year (30 to 32°) and rainfall is abundant all the time (December to February are the wettest months).

The rains are particularly heavy in the mountains located far away from the sea (5 000 mm per year).

Northeastern Borneo
The northeast of the island of Borneo has a climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Rainy season (May to January)
Temperatures are high during the daytime (31°) and mild at night (21°). Rainfall is abundant.

Dry season (February to April)
Temperatures are constant (31° during the daytime, 21° at night). Rainfall is moderate.

 When to go to Malaysia (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Malaysia is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Kuala Lumpur (Capital of Malaysia)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
32°
33°
33°
33°
33°
32°
min
22°
22°
23°
23°
23°
23°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
32°
32°
32°
32°
31°
31°
min
23°
23°
23°
23°
23°
23°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
160
140
210
280
180
120
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
120
140
190
270
270
230

Bintulu

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
30°
30°
30°
31°
32°
32°
min
23°
23°
23°
24°
24°
24°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
31°
31°
31°
31°
30°
30°
min
23°
23°
23°
23°
23°
23°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
440
230
270
240
240
250
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
250
290
290
330
420
450

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Malaysia are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Malaysia weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Malaysia, a country located in Southeast Asia, is bordered by the China Sea, Thailand and Brunei to the north and by Indonesia and Singapore to the south.

Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Area: 330 000 kmē
Population: 30 000 000 inhabitants
Language: Bahasa Malaysia
Currency: Ringgit

Malaysia










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