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Best time to visit Kuching, Malaysia

Our verdict

The best time to visit Kuching is June

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

The warmest month of the year in Kuching is May, where the average temperature gets to around 33℃ (92℉), but temperatures can reach as high as 35℃ (95℉) on the hottest days in summer. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 22℃ (72℉) at night.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Kuching, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. 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 Kuching in January. Head over there in August instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Kuching below. Be sure to check out the handy tools we’ve included to help you search for flights and transport, accommodation, and everything else you need to plan and book your trip.

Warmest month

May

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

August

Kuching seasons

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

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 Kuching 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.

Kuching 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 Kuching 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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JUN
JUL
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SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Kuching in January

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 175mm (7") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Kuching in February

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 143mm (6") over 21 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Kuching in March

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 98mm (4") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Kuching in April

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 114mm (5") over 21 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Kuching in May

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 72mm (3") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Kuching in June

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Kuching in July

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (2") over 14 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Kuching in August

  • Average temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (92℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 36mm (1") over 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Kuching in September

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 33℃ (91℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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

Kuching in October

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average high temperature: 32℃ (90℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 113mm (4") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Kuching in November

  • Average temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 31℃ (89℉)
  • Average low temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 125mm (5") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

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


Kuching in December

  • Average temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (87℉)
  • Average low temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 165mm (7") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Kuching 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 Kuching is usually May, where temperatures tend to rise to around 33℃ (92℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Kuching is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Kuching is generally around January, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of January too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Kuching, 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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