Malaysia Country Guide

Climate

 
 

The climate in Malaysia is tropical. The north-east monsoon (October to February) deluges Borneo and the East Coast in rain and often causes flooding, while the West Coast (particularly Langkawi and Penang) escape unscathed. The milder south-west monsoon (April to October) reverses the pattern. The southern parts of peninsular Malaysia, including perennially soggy Kuala Lumpur, are exposed to both but even during the rainy season, the showers tend to be intense but brief.

 
 
 
 
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Beach in Langkawi
Sunny beach in Langkawi
Evening rain

After a downpour

Temperatures tend to be cooler in the highlands, with the likes of Genting Highlands,Cameron Highlands and Fraser's Hill having temperatures ranging from about 17°C at night to about 25°C in the day. Mount Kinabalu is known to have temperatures falling below 10°C.

Highlands of Kundasang, Sabah
Highlands of Kundasang, Sabah
 
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