Malaysia’s climate is fairly uniform, prone to high humidity, varies little throughout the year and is generally warm and sunny with temperatures ranging from 23-33º C all year round. 

Rain is a fact of life that you will almost certainly encounter if you visit Malaysia, whatever your time of travel.

Both sunshine and rain, usually falling in short bursts during the afternoon, are probable at any time, with an average of one out of every two days encountering showers.

On the western coast of the peninsula the months of March to May and October to January see the most frequent and heaviest showers, whist the east peninsula, its islands and Malaysia’s portion of Borneo encounters their highest rainfall during the period from November to March.

In the Cameron Highlands, whilst generally following the pattern of the west coast peninsula, is generally wetter and distinctly cooler with a temperature range of 13-23º C throughout the year, with greatly reduced humidity levels.

Borneo’s rainfall is considerably more pronounced and frequent than on the peninsula, particularly in Sarawak.

Providing you are prepared for the occasional heavy shower however, this should not be a barrier to travel, Weather in Malaysia can change abruptly, quickly transforming a seemingly unpromising day into a glorious affair.