Best Time to Visit Kuala Lumpur

As the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is a city that reflects the old and the new, and melts the East and the West culture. It has a variety of customs, showing the fashionable style of modern cities, but also emitting the charming charm of antique. Wandering in the streets of Kuala Lumpur, you will see people with different languages, different colors and different costumes, and you will see buildings with different styles such as Islamic, British style and Chinese style, where diverse cultural atmosphere coexists harmoniously. Such a charming city, when is the best time to visit Kuala Lumpur? This article will talk about the best time to visit Kuala Lumpur.


KL Temperature



Climate of Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is tropical rain forest climate, which is warm all the year round, with abundant sunshine and rainfall, especially when the northeast monsoon prevails from October to March the following year. The temperature is stable for a long time, and the highest temperature is between 31℃and 33℃, never exceeding 37.2℃. The lowest temperature is about 22℃ to 23.5℃ not lower than 17.8℃. The average annual rainfall is 2600 mm. Although it is dry in June and July, the average monthly rainfall mostly exceeds 127 mm. 


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Seasonal Guide of Kuala Lumpur


In spring, the weather in Kuala Lumpur is really warm, and it can even be said to be hot ranging from 22-33℃. And half of the month is rainy in spring in Kuala Lumpur. During this time, you can explore Kuala Lumpur by walking around the city or cycling. The weather is suitable for outdoor activities. Though there will be some rain, it won’t influence your sightseeing.



Kuala Lumpur is really hot in summer. And you can choose some indoor activities. You can also avoid going outside at noon. You can choose the outdoor activities in morning or afternoon. There are seldom rain in summer in Kuala Lumpur. Sunny and clear weather is suitable for climbing up to the skyscrapers to overlook the city to get perfect view of the KL. Summer is also the holiday of schools in Malaysia, and the traffic will be crowded in summer in Kuala Lumpur.



Autumn is the rainy season in Kuala Lumpur. But the rain usually lasts for 2-3 hours. It is a bit cooler than summer and you can walk in the city with an umbrella. The autumn in Kuala Lumpur is warm than many other regions. In autumn, the rainfall in September is least and you can choose to visit Kuala Lumpur in September with comfortable weather and moderate rainfall.



December is still rainy season in Kuala Lumpur. But there is seldom rain in January and February. And winter is also very warm in Kuala Lumpur, making it an ideal destination for many visitors. Warm and dry, January and February are really comfortable and suitable for traveling. Visitors can avoid the coldness in Kuala Lumpur in winter. And the water in the sea is also warm, it will be super comfortable in Kuala Lumpur in winter.



Best Time to Visit Kuala Lumpur

To be specific, there is not a best time to visit Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur will provide you wonderful experience no matter when you come here. If you don’t like rainy days, it is recommended to avoid the rainy season in Kuala Lumpur including March, April, May, October, November and December. If you don’t mind rainy days, you can visit Kuala Lumpur anytime you want. If you don’t like crowds, it is recommended to avoid the peak season in Kuala Lumpur from December to February and July to August. There will be many visitors in Kuala Lumpur.



Rainy Season of Kuala Lumpur

Located in equator, Malaysia is typical tropical rainforest climate with high temperature and high rainfall. And the rainy season in Kuala Lumpur is long, from March to May and October to December. Kuala Lumpur is wet and hot during the rainy season. But during March to May, there are many activities in Kuala Lumpur. There will be festivals of Hinduism in March, and there will be various celebration, where you can know more about the Hinduism in Malaysia and its culture.


Things to do in Kuala Lumpur in Rainy Season

  • Visit the National Museum of Malaysia
  • Visit the Aquaria KLCC
  • Shopping in the Suria KLCC
  • Learn about the history of KL at the Kuala Lumpur City Gallery
  • Visit the National Art Gallery



Dry Season in Kuala Lumpur

The dry season in Kuala Lumpur refers to January to February, June to August. The temperature in Kuala Lumpur is still high and the rainfall is small. You can have many outdoor activities in dry season in Kuala Lumpur. Though there is not much rain, please pay attention to protect yourself from the ultraviolet ray of the sunshine. When you are having fun outdoor in Kuala Lumpur, please take enough water for you to rehydrate. Umbrellas or hats are helpful for you at this time.


Things to do in Dry Season in Kuala Lumpur

  • Overlook the Kuala Lumpur at the top of the Petronas Twin Towers
  • Visit the Kuala Lumpur Tower
  • Admire the Diverse Architectures at the Merdeka Square
  • Stroll around the Chinatown
  • Climb the Rainbow Steps at the Batu Caves
  • Feel the Islamic Culture at the National Mosque of Malaysia
  • Experience the Art of Malaysia at the Central Market

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