Kuala Lumpur Weather in January

What's the weather like in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in January 2018?

The climate in Kuala Lumpur during January can be summarized as hot, humid and wet.

January 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 (89°F), whilst at night 22°C (71°F) is normal.

Kuala Lumpur weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 31.5°C 88.6°F
Nightly temperature 21.8°C 71.2°F
Average temperature 26.6°C 79.9°F
Daily sunshine 6.3 hrs
Avg rainfall 147 mm 5.8 ins
Rainy days 15 days
Sea temperature 28.6°C 83.4°F
Humidity 81%
Windspeed 5.8kph 4 mph

On average January is the 4th 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.

January temperatures in Kuala Lumpur

January rainfall

January hourly sunshine

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in January 2018.

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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
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