Petronas Twin Towers against sunset, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Weather

Kuala Lumpur, tropical by nature, is blessed with good weather all year round. The average temperature throughout the year is 32-35 degrees Celsius or 90-95 degrees Fahrenheit with a relative humidity of 95%. The stable climate experience throughout the year is due to its surrounding mountains and nearby Sumatra islands of Indonesia that shields it from extreme temperatures and weather conditions.

There are two predominant monsoon conditions that affects Kuala Lumpur:

a) North East Monsoon that is from December to March.

b) South West Monsoon that runs from October to November.

However global climate change (and urban development) has played its role that resulted in an average rainfall of only 170 millimetres a month throughout the year. Although the wettest season is usually around October and November which averages about 250-300 millimetres of rainfall, it rarely rains for days at a time. The driest periods are usually between May to July with an average rainfall of  about 125 millimetres a month.  What it means is, sunshine is abundance in Kuala Lumpur, making it a perfect holiday destination.

Kuala Lumpur in the past, was plagued by flash floods due to sudden onset of heavy rain. However the city solved this problem by building the S.M.A.R.T Tunnel (Storm Water Management And Road Tunnel) which channels the rain water away from the city. Nowadays, flash floods in the city is a rare occurence, but do prepare to weave through traffic jams during rainy days in the city. On the plus side, in terms of natural disasters, it is good to know that due to its geographical location and shielding from nearby countries, Kuala Lumpur is free from earthquakes and hurricanes.

Current Weather

Mostly Cloudy

Mostly Cloudy

33 °C | 91 °F

(feels like
38 °C | 100 °F)

Cloud Cover 88%

Humidity 58%

Visibility 16 km | 10 mls

Wind From WSW

Wind Conditions 16 km/h | 10 mph

5 Day Forecast

Day

Conditions

High (°C | °F)

Low (°C |°F)

Winds

Wednesday

Sunrise 7:07 AM

Sunset 7:19 PM

Clouds; rain and a t-storm this morning followed by a shower or thunderstorm around this afternoon
Clouds; rain and a t-storm this morning followed by a shower or thunderstorm around this afternoon

33 | 91

23 | 73

4 km/h
3 mph

Thursday

Sunrise 7:07 AM

Sunset 7:19 PM

Mostly cloudy with a shower or thunderstorm around
Mostly cloudy with a shower or thunderstorm around

33 | 91

23 | 73

4 km/h
3 mph

Friday

Sunrise 7:06 AM

Sunset 7:18 PM

Considerable cloudiness with a couple of thunderstorms around
Considerable cloudiness with a couple of thunderstorms around

33 | 91

24 | 75

3 km/h
2 mph

Saturday

Sunrise 7:06 AM

Sunset 7:18 PM

Mainly cloudy with a couple of thunderstorms around in the afternoon
Mainly cloudy with a couple of thunderstorms around in the afternoon

32 | 90

24 | 75

4 km/h
3 mph

Sunday

Sunrise 7:06 AM

Sunset 7:18 PM

Mostly cloudy with a couple of showers
Mostly cloudy with a couple of showers

33 | 91

23 | 73

4 km/h
3 mph

The best time to travel for a holiday in Kuala Lumpur is between January to December, which in other words, is practically all year round and it is always the right time to come to Kuala Lumpur. However, for diving enthusiasts, during the North East Monsoon from December to March, several dive sites on the east coast of Malaysia are closed. Head over to the west coast islands for some fun in the sun, and the city of Kuala Lumpur for some shopping and sightseeing.

In terms travel advice for weather in Kuala Lumpur - bring loads of sunblocks, light summer clothings and cool shades. If you plan to come during the monsoon season, buy an umbrella or a raincoat when you arrive in the city. If you are coming with your partner, forget about it, just dance and sing in the rain and enjoy your holiday in the beautiful city of Kuala Lumpur.

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