Weather in Kuala Lumpur

The weather in Kuala Lumpur is influenced by the city’s position merely 350kms north of the equator, endowing it with a wet and humid maritime tropical climate. There is sporadic rainfall all through the year of varying intensity depending upon the month in question.

And this means that there is no bad time to visit the city as Kuala Lumpur weather is relatively stable. And wherever you find yourself in the city when a downpour occurs there’s always somewhere comfortable to wait out the worst of it, with comfortable air conditioned shopping malls, restaurants, cafés, pubs and bars to welcome in stranded tourists for refreshments.

On average the weather in Kuala Lumpur remains a fairly constant 28°C – 36°C during the day and 25°C – 28°C during the night. However, it can get a little more chilly following a prolonged period of heavy rain. The city’s position surrounded by mountainous valleys means the weather in Kuala Lumpur is largely unaffected by high monsoon winds and a little cooler than the rest of the country.

But this is a very wet city by any standards with humidity remaining on average at around 80 per cent. The worst time of the year in this respect is from October until March while sporadic rainstorms can strike at any time. The very short dry spell lasts from May until July although there is still no guarantee of uninterrupted sunshine, and any trips to parks should be planned with a meteorologist’s blessing.