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Malaysia Weather

Northeast Monsoon, Sunshine

Malaysia has an equatorial climate, giving it a warm and wet weather due to its proximity to the equator. Abundant with sunshine and warm weather, Malaysia makes for an excellent tropical getaway destination that is suitable to be visited all-year-round, except for beachside areas directly affected by monsoon winds like island destinations such as Tioman and Redang. Temperatures in the lowlands range between 29°C - 35°C during the day and 26°C - 29°C at night, depending on the amount of rainfall and sunlight.

On an average, Malaysia receives about 6 hours of sunshine each day with cloud formations occasionally leading to rainfall. There are two monsoon winds that influence the rainfall at different intervals of the year. The Southwest Monsoon usually occurs between May till September, bringing rainfall to the western side of Peninsular Malaysia. This affects places such as Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Langkawi.

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On the other hand, the Northeast Monsoon starts from November and lasts till March, brining heavy rainfall to areas on the east side of Peninsular Malaysia, such as Kuantan, and Borneo (Sabah and Sarawak). As this monsoon wind is particularly strong, it often brings heavy rain to the west side of Peninsular Malaysia as well during this period.

However, daytime is usually warm and sunny, with heavy rains only occurring in the evenings onward. This makes most destinations, especially cities, suitable to be visited throughout the year. It is only the coastal cities and islands on the east coast that may become unsuitable to visit, as the heavy winds and strong rains affect beachside activities.

Malaysia itself is virtually free of major natural disasters, such as tornados, hurricanes, volcanic disruptions and earthquakes, making it a very safe destination. Winds are often light, brining a gentle cooling effect on the climate. The temperatures generally drop as you go higher in altitude, such as Cameron Highlands located in the highlands, which has more of a continental climate

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