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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Kuala Lumpur weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Kuala Lumpur are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Kuala Lumpur January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 147mm 6.3hrs 12.7hrs

January in Kuala Lumpur is generally wet with the temperature being hot.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Kuala Lumpur, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

January is in the winter in Kuala Lumpur and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (89°F), whilst at night 22°C (71°F) is normal.

On average November is the driest month of the year in Kuala Lumpur with around 147mm 5.8 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Kuala Lumpur February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 137mm 7.3hrs 12.7hrs

February in Kuala Lumpur is generally wet with the temperature being hot.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Kuala Lumpur, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

February is in the winter in Kuala Lumpur and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (90°F), whilst at night 22°C (72°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd driest month of the year in Kuala Lumpur with around 137mm 5.4 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Kuala Lumpur March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 218mm 7.2hrs 12.8hrs

The weather in March in Kuala Lumpur is characteristically hot, humid and very wet.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Kuala Lumpur, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

March is in the spring in Kuala Lumpur and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 33°C (91°F), whilst at night 22°C (72°F) is normal.

On average November is the 3rd driest month of the year in Kuala Lumpur with around 218mm 8.6 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Kuala Lumpur April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 264mm 7.2hrs 12.9hrs

Kuala Lumpur's weather in April is typically hot, humid and very wet in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Kuala Lumpur.

April is in the spring in Kuala Lumpur and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 33°C (91°F), whilst at night 23°C (73°F) is normal.

On average November is the 4th driest month of the year in Kuala Lumpur with around 264mm 10.4 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 20 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Kuala Lumpur May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 210mm 7.1hrs 13hrs

May is a very wet, humid month in Kuala Lumpur and the temperature is generally hot.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Kuala Lumpur, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

May is in the spring in Kuala Lumpur and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (90°F), whilst at night 23°C (73°F) is normal.

On average November is the 5th driest month of the year in Kuala Lumpur with around 210mm 8.2 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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June

Kuala Lumpur June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 130mm 6.9hrs 12.7hrs

Hot, humid and wet weather often prevails in Kuala Lumpur during the month of June

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Kuala Lumpur, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

June is in the summer in Kuala Lumpur and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (90°F), whilst at night 23°C (73°F) is normal.

On average November is the 6th driest month of the year in Kuala Lumpur with around 130mm 5.1 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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July

Kuala Lumpur July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 141mm 6.9hrs 12.7hrs

July in Kuala Lumpur is generally wet with the temperature being hot.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Kuala Lumpur, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

July is in the summer in Kuala Lumpur and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (89°F), whilst at night 22°C (72°F) is normal.

On average November is the 6th wettest month of the year in Kuala Lumpur with around 141mm 5.6 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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August

Kuala Lumpur August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
29°C 154mm 6.5hrs 12.8hrs

The weather in August in Kuala Lumpur is characteristically hot, humid and wet.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Kuala Lumpur, with some very good weather at this time of year.

August is in the summer in Kuala Lumpur and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (89°F), whilst at night 22°C (72°F) is normal.

On average November is the 5th wettest month of the year in Kuala Lumpur with around 154mm 6.1 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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September

Kuala Lumpur September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 190mm 5.9hrs 12.9hrs

Kuala Lumpur's weather in September is typically hot, humid and wet in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Kuala Lumpur.

September is in the fall / autumn in Kuala Lumpur and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (89°F), whilst at night 22°C (72°F) is normal.

On average November is the 4th wettest month of the year in Kuala Lumpur with around 190mm 7.5 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 18 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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October

Kuala Lumpur October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 268mm 5.8hrs 13hrs

October is a very wet, humid month in Kuala Lumpur and the temperature is generally hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Kuala Lumpur for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

October is in the fall / autumn in Kuala Lumpur and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (89°F), whilst at night 23°C (73°F) is normal.

On average November is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Kuala Lumpur with around 268mm 10.5 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 22 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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November

Kuala Lumpur November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 278mm 5.3hrs 12.7hrs

November in Kuala Lumpur is generally very wet with the temperature being hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Kuala Lumpur for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

November is in the fall / autumn in Kuala Lumpur and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 31°C (88°F), whilst at night 23°C (73°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Kuala Lumpur with around 278mm 10.9 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 25 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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December

Kuala Lumpur December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
28°C 232mm 5.5hrs 12.7hrs

December in Kuala Lumpur is generally very wet with the temperature being hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Kuala Lumpur for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

December is in the winter in Kuala Lumpur and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 31°C (88°F), whilst at night 22°C (72°F) is normal.

On average November is the wettest month of the year in Kuala Lumpur with around 232mm 9.1 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 21 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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Kuala Lumpur weather stats

Kuala Lumpur weather statistics
Hottest month: April 32.4°C 90.3°F
Driest month: June 130mm 5.1ins
Sunniest month: February 7.3hrs
Coldest month: December 30.7°C 87.3°F
Wettest month: November 278mm 10.9ins
Warmest sea: May 30.3°C 86.5°F
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