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Weather in Malaysia - Climate, Local Conditions, and Recommended Clothing

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Climate

Malaysia has a tropical climate, with very warm days and fairly cool nights. On average, temperature holds at 86°F (30°C), with cooler temperatures in the highlands. In Kuala Lumpur, average daytime temperature year-round is 82°F (27°C).

The east coast of Malaysia experiences humidity and heavy rains from November to February, brought by the southwestern monsoon; rainfall averages over 120 inches a year. The west coast experiences its heavy rains during August. Conditions may vary according to the prevailing monsoon winds at the time.

Local Weather

Choose a location below for the weather conditions in its vicinity.

West Malaysia

East Malaysia

Links labeled "NOAA" go to current weather forecasts made by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, under the auspices of the U.S. government.

Links labeled "WWIS" go to current weather forecasts made by the World Meteorological Organization's World Weather Information Service, under the auspices of the United Nations.

Recommended Clothing

Bring lightweight cotton clothing; this is worn any time of year. Bring plenty of rainwear, as rains can occur at any season.

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