Malaysia Weather in June - Places to Visit, Activities, Festivals

Summers in Malaysia begins in June and extends up to August, which means that the temperature is relatively high as compared to other times of the year. Another vital thing to notice is that June, along with July, also happens to be the month that experiences the least amount of rainfall. The average minimum and maximum temperature in Malaysia in June range from 22.6°C to 31°C, whereas the average temperature is somewhere around 26.7°C. Malaysia experiences a shift in its average rainfall from May to June. The average rainfall of Malaysia in May is 203 mm which drops down to 177.3 mm. 

The climate in Malaysia can be divided into three geographical divisions, namely highlands, lowlands, and the coastal region. The temperatures in June and the rainfall received, when combined, put forth a favourable condition to try water sports and outdoor activities like snorkelling, diving, and beach visits.
Average Temperature: 26.7°C
Average High Temperature: 31°C
Average Low Temperature:  22.6°C
Rainfall Received:  177.3 mm

Best Places to Visit in Malaysia in June

1. Perhentian Islands 

The turquoise blue water at Perhentian Islands
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Once home to a significant green and hawksbill sea turtle, Perhentian Island is a well-known beach destination located in Besut District, Terengganu, Malaysia. The highlights of this island are its soft sand beaches and the breathtaking sunrise. The island has two main islands: Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil. Apart from this, it also has 5 uninhabited islands that offer diving and snorkelling spots. One can enjoy various activities like diving, snorkelling, swimming, camping, canoeing, and jungle trekking. The average minimum temperature in Perhentian islands in June is 23.0°C (73.4°F), whereas the average maximum temperature is around 32.0°C (89.6°F). June is the perfect time to try these water activities and enjoy the crystal blue of the waters.

2. Malacca

Boats cruising in the Malacca River during day time
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Venice of the East, Malacca, also known as Melaka, is a state in Malaysia, located next to the Strait of Malacca. Famous for its heritage, it is one of the major tourist destinations. One can visit a number of attractions like the Aborigines Museum, Ruins of Saint Paul's Church, Malacca Gallery, Garden of Thousand Flowers, and 1Malaysia Square. The list of attractions in Malacca is really long and you will run out of days to explore it completely. A good thing is that Malacca also offers some nice beers to accompany you and charge you up! As a state, it is easily accessible, and travelling around should not be a problem. The highs and lows in terms of temperatures in Malacca in June range from 32°C to 24°C and it does not rain a lot.

3. Kuala Lumpur 

The stunning Kuala Lumpur skyline at night
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The cultural, financial, and economic centre of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, also referred to as KL, is literally a melting pot of art and culture. The capital city of Malaysia is also a tourist hub. The list of attractions is long and so is the entertainment this city has to offer. The average high and low temperatures in the month of June is 32.8°C and 24.3°C. June in Kuala Lumpur is relatively dry. The nightlife experience in KL is exciting. Be it Rooftop Bars, Night Markets, Clubbing, or traditional festivals, KL has it all! KL is cosmopolitan in its truest sense.

4. Cameron Highlands

The tea gardens of Cameron Highlands
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The Cameron Highlands, a district in Pahang, Malaysia, is known for its flora and fauna. A hill station in Malaysia, the number of places it offers for sightseeing is long. It is a perfect place for people who want to escape for a while from all the heat in Malaysia. The average high and low temperatures in June range from 22.8°C to 15.6°C. Famous for its tea estates, it is also known for its rivers, lakes, waterfalls, mossy forests, and golf courses. One can go and enjoy rose and lavender gardens, pick some strawberries, climb mountains, and go jungle trekking. 

5. Tioman Island

The idyllic beach of Tioman Island
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A popular scuba diving, snorkelling, and surfing spot, Tioman Island is an island located in Rompin District, Pahang, Malaysia. This island is surrounded by numerous coral reefs and has an interesting marine life. An island with a duty-free status, there are other islands around Tioman namely, Pulo Jehat, Tulai Island, and Three Little Islands. Tourist attractions in Tioman islands include Minang Cove, Juara Turtle Project, Asah Waterfall, and Bagus Place Retreat. The average high and low temperature in June is 31.5°C and 23.0°C. One can sunbathe, dive, surf, hike to waterfalls, go sea kayaking, and shop and stock on duty-free or simply just stroll on the beaches.

Events & Festivals in Malaysia in June

1. Gawai Dayak 

Dayak Traditional Costume
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Symbolizing unity, hope, and aspiration, Gawai Dayak is a festival celebrated annually by the Dayak people in Sarawak, Malaysia. It is a public holiday in Sarawak, often called Sarawak Day. Forming an integral part of the Dayak life, it is celebrated as a thanksgiving day which is marked by a harvest. Tuak, a rice wine, is a traditional Dayak Liquor which is brewed at least a month prior to the festive day. Several cakes are prepared specially for this occasion, namely Sarang Semut, Cuwan, and Kuih Sepit. Nigepan, a traditional costume, can be seen on men and women around at this time. Dayak homes are opened to guests in a famous practice called ‘ngabang.’ 
Date: June 1 and 2

2. King's Birthday 

Istana Negara: Venue for King's Birthday
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The constitutional monarch and head of state in Malaysia is referred to by various names. He is referred to as Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the Paramount Ruler, the Supreme Head, or the King. King’s Birthday is celebrated as the official birthday of Yang di-Pertuan Agong. Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur hosts the annual King's Birthday Honours List and Address to the Nation ceremony. It encompasses the address that the King makes to the nation via radio and television, which is later followed by the traditional holiday high tea.
Date: First Monday of June

3. Pesta San Pedro 

A celebration to pay homage to St Peter, San Pedro is a week-long vibrant, loud, fun festival, primarily celebrated by the Eurasian community in Malaysia. It is a complete show stopper with decorated boats, parades, vibrant outfits, and traditional folk dances. An honest attempt at keeping the rituals alive and passing from one generation to the other, this festival offers a cultural experience that is exquisite and is unique Kristangs in Malacca. The festival is related to the occupation of fishing and inculcates years old practices like that of ‘Blessing of Boats,’ which happens against a mesmerizing backdrop of the setting sun. Soy Limang Terung and Kari Debal are some of the classic delicacies one can find during this festival.
Date: June 24 - June 29

What to Pack to Visit Malaysia in June

  • Pack breathable, easy to carry, and flowy clothes when visiting. 
  • Light coloured clothes are advised.
  • Don’t forget to carry a sweater or a shawl and an umbrella too.

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