Malaysia is a great place for travelling and living. This country is a popular vacation destination, so you can imagine the weather is nice and gives you that tropical feel. What is the weather like in the country throughout the year?
As far as the high temperature you can expect for the year; you can expect them to get as high as 34deg C or even higher at times. Still, that’s not as hot as it can get in many other places. However, one thing you need to know about the weather in Malaysia is that it is very humid here. There are colder temperatures during other times of the year of course.
Typically, the lowest the temperature is going to get during the colder months is around 20 degrees. After hearing just that information, you’re not necessarily able to discern for certain that this country has a tropical climate, but it does indeed. That means while it can get hot, it’s again a great vacation atmosphere, especially considering its vast, beautiful forests and beaches.
An interesting fact about the weather there is different parts of the country can have weather patterns that are in stark contrast with one another. For instance, one side of Malaysia has rainfall during a certain time of the year, and it’s completely different on the other side. That’s a unique differentiation between two parts of the same country.
The East Coast of Malaysian Peninsula
The climate in Malaysia is strongly affected by the monsoon. During the months of October to March every year, the east coast will experience heavy rainfall, high winds and rough seas. It is best to avoid travelling to the coastal towns for the risk of flood. Also, most of the islands like Pulau Perhentian, Tioman and Redang will be closed to visitors.
The West Coast
The west coast of the peninsula is protected by the Titiwangsa mountain range, so there is no monsoon season per se, but the temperature can be a lot cooler as it gets towards the year end. The rainfall in this part of Malaysia tends to be experienced as short and sporadic downpours throughout the year.
West Malaysia (Borneo)
Malaysia consists of the Peninsula (East) And The Borneo states of Sabah and Sarawak (West). The weather here is quite similar to the peninsula and accessible all year. Sarawak experiences most of its rainfall between the months of December and January. Sabah, on the other hand, sees most of its rainfall between the months of May and November.
Malaysia and the rest of South East Asia have high level of humidity (around 90%). The level of humidity depends on where you are in the country, the time of the year, and the geographical conditions (mountain vs. coastal areas).
Overall Malaysia makes a great place to travel and also to live. The weather is much more forgiving as compared to other countries, and there is no extreme weather pattern. When it gets too hot, there is always rain to cool things down.