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Best time to visit Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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The best time to visit Johor Bahru is May-June

Johor Bahru can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, May-June is the best time to go.

In summer, the temperature in Johor Bahru can rise as high as 33℃ (91℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to 24℃ (74℉) around January.

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Johor Bahru, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around August. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Johor Bahru in December – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Johor Bahru below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

August

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Johor Bahru seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Johor Bahru

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 Johor Bahru 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.

Johor Bahru 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 Johor Bahru 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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OCT
NOV
DEC

Johor Bahru in January

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Johor Bahru in February

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 14 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Johor Bahru in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Johor Bahru in March

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 42mm (2") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Johor Bahru in March, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Johor Bahru in April

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 64mm (3") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Johor Bahru in April, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Johor Bahru in May

  • Average temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 21 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Johor Bahru in May, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Johor Bahru in June

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 17 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Johor Bahru in June, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Johor Bahru in July

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 17 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Johor Bahru in July, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Johor Bahru in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Johor Bahru in August, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Johor Bahru in September

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 17 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Johor Bahru in September, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.

Johor Bahru in October

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (83℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Johor Bahru in October, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Johor Bahru in November

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 69mm (3") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Johor Bahru in November, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Johor Bahru in December

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (86℉)
  • Average low temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 81mm (3") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Johor Bahru in December, make sure you pack t-shirts and shorts.. It stays warm all day and night.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Johor Bahru 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 Johor Bahru is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Johor Bahru is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Johor Bahru, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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