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Best time to visit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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The best time to visit Kuala Lumpur is May-June

If you’re looking to travel to Kuala Lumpur 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 Kuala Lumpur is May-June 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.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Kuala Lumpur can reach a maximum of 34℃ (92℉). The weather at night in the winter, which is around January-time, can get down to a minimum of 21℃ (70℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Kuala Lumpur, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around July. The wet season in Kuala Lumpur usually falls during the months surrounding November each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to visit Kuala Lumpur, including a monthly climate breakdown, what to pack, and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

July

Kuala Lumpur seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Kuala Lumpur as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Kuala Lumpur 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 Kuala Lumpur

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 Kuala Lumpur 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.

Kuala Lumpur 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 Kuala Lumpur 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

Kuala Lumpur in January

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 22 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Kuala Lumpur in February

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 19 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Kuala Lumpur in March

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 70mm (3") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Kuala Lumpur in April

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 2 days
  • Average rainfall: 97mm (4") over 26 days
2 days
of pure sunshine
26 days
of showers or rain

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


Kuala Lumpur in May

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 95mm (4") over 27 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
27 days
of showers or rain

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


Kuala Lumpur in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 23 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Kuala Lumpur in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 23 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Kuala Lumpur in August

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 48mm (2") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Kuala Lumpur in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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

Kuala Lumpur in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 106mm (4") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

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


Kuala Lumpur in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (88℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 3 days
  • Average rainfall: 109mm (4") over 25 days
3 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Kuala Lumpur in December

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 84mm (3") over 25 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
25 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Kuala Lumpur 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 Kuala Lumpur is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Kuala Lumpur 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 Kuala Lumpur, 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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