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When to go to Malaysia
Malaysia has a tropical climate and offers warm temperatures throughout the year, with an average monthly temperature ranging between 23°C and 32°C. There is a clear east-west split in the weather. The west coast islands of Penang, Langkawi and Pangkor are at their best weather-wise during December to April, with the east coast enjoying drier weather from April to October. The rainy season for the west is April to October, while the east receives stormy monsoon weather during November and December. The best time to visit Borneo is March to October, with the wettest months being November to February. The capital, Kuala Lumpur remains warm all year round but has less rainfall during June to August.
Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is located close to the equator and is therefore warm to hot throughout the year with temperatures around 30-32°C. The highest rainfall occurs during February through to May, and September, October and November.

Penang has an equatorial climate with temperatures ranging from a low of 22°C to a high of 30°C year round. The driest time to visit is January and February which is also the busiest period for visitors, with the wettest months from September to November.

East Coast
The East Coast has a particularly diverse climate with two clear seasons. The best time to visit is from April to October, when the weather is at its driest. This is also the only period when snorkelers and divers will enjoy clear waters and good visibility. The monsoon season affects the eastern coastline and islands from November through to February with strong winds and rain.

Borneo is at its best during March to October. The rainy season is usually from November through to February, but during this time you can expect sunshine amidst the downpours. Expect hot and humid weather all year round.

MALAYSIA AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURES AND RAINFALL (Temperatures in °Centigrade, Rainfall in millimetres)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  °C R °C R °C R °C R °C R °C R °C R °C R °C R °C R °C R °C R
Kuala Lumpur 25 162 27 170 27 231 27 276 27 196 27 126 27 128 27 140 26 194 26 266 26 280 26 227
Penang 26 35 28 31 27 38 29 162 27 347 27 212 28 263 28 263 27 419 27 304 27 206 27 51
East Coast 25 214 26 112 23 133 27 124 28 112 27 111 27 119 27 148 27 170 27 307 26 664 25 556
Borneo 30 254 31 203 31 279 31 279 32 279 31 254 30 203 31 229 31 229 31 279 30 305 30 279
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