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Best time to visit Ipoh, Malaysia

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The best time to visit Ipoh is May

If you’re looking to travel to Ipoh for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Ipoh is May due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Ipoh can rise to a maximum of 34℃ (94℉). The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as 20℃ (68℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Ipoh when the days are longest, you should visit in July. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Ipoh in November. Head over there in June instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Ipoh, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

July

Ipoh seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Ipoh as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Ipoh is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Ipoh

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Ipoh for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Ipoh climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Ipoh for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Ipoh in January

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 145mm (6") over 27 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ipoh in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Ipoh in February

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 132mm (5") over 23 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ipoh in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Ipoh in March

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 185mm (7") over 27 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ipoh in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Ipoh in April

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 252mm (10") over 29 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ipoh in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Ipoh in May

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 194mm (8") over 27 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ipoh in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Ipoh in June

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 65mm (3") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ipoh in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Ipoh in July

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 81mm (3") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ipoh in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Ipoh in August

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 98mm (4") over 21 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ipoh in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Ipoh in September

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 84mm (3") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ipoh in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.

Ipoh in October

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 268mm (11") over 27 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ipoh in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays pretty warm most of the time.


Ipoh in November

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 0 days
  • Average rainfall: 282mm (11") over 29 days
0 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ipoh in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Ipoh in December

  • Average temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 1 days
  • Average rainfall: 232mm (9") over 29 days
1 days
of pure sunshine
29 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Ipoh in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Ipoh is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 32℃ (90℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Ipoh is generally around June. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in June first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Ipoh is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Ipoh, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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