What is the best time to visit Kuala Lumpur?

It rains almost throughout the year in Kuala Lumpur; however, May to July remains the best time to visit Kuala Lumpur as the area remains dry during these months, the skies are bluer than ever! The months from December to February and May to August are comparatively drier than the other months. The hotels and flights are expensive during the dry season, while the offseason will afford you some discounts. Additionally, during these months, tourists can make most out of Kuala Lumpur attractions, such as Sunway Lagoon Park, Bird Park, et cetera! The temperature during these months ranges between 30 to 35 degree Celsius in the day and 25 to 29 degree Celsius during the night.

Kuala Lumpur can also be best visited in December, January and February as the streets are full of Christmas and New Year cheer, decorated brightly and liveliness is all around!

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Monthly Weather in Kuala Lumpur

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 24 31
February 24 32
March 25 32
April 25 32
May 25 32
June 25 32
July 25 32
August 25 33
September 25 32
October 25 32
November 25 31
December 24 31

High Season/ Peak Season

Kuala Lumpur experiences two peak seasons, from December to February and May to July. During these months, the place is comparatively drier, the skies are bluer, and the temperature remains comfortable at approximately 26 degrees Celsius. From December to February, the festive cheer is felt at Kuala Lumpur, due to Christmas and New Year. In May, June and July, bird watching and amusement parks are experienced the best, making it worthy of visiting Kuala Lumpur!

Shoulder Season

The months of April and August make up the shoulder season in Kuala Lumpur. During these months, the climate remains on the dry side and appropriate for activities like visiting shopping complexes, aquariums, and other places for entertainment. The temperature in shoulder season is comfortable, ranging between 30 to 32 degrees Celsius.

Low Season/ Off Season

The months of February to March and September to November consist the offseason in Kuala Lumpur. During these months, the place experiences heavy rainfalls, and the climate remains humid overall. The temperature can get uncomfortable sometimes, reaching 36 degrees Celsius. All though, tourists who prefer indoor activities, like spa and indoor sports, and wish to relax during their trip to Kuala Lumpur, can choose to visit during these off-season months and avail great discounts on accommodation.

Dry Season (May to August - December - February)

The dry season in Kuala Lumpur runs from May to August and December to February. These months are highly cherished in the place as people get a break from the regular rainfall. Showers are seen during these months as well but last no longer than an hour or so, which drastically short as compared to the wet months of the place. In the dry season, the temperature is to be seen between 24 to 32 degrees Celsius. This is the season when activities such as bird watching, amusement park exploration, et cetera are experienced the best. Dry months in Kuala Lumpur are usually the peak season, so the accommodation may cost more than usual, though this would be the best time to explore the beauty of the place critically. If you choose to visit the place in February, you can witness the widely rejoiced Chinese New Year and Thaipusam Festival. During Christmas, the place is decorated beautifully with bright lights and Christmas trees, making December a preferable month to visit Kuala Lumpur.

Wet Season (March to April - September - November)

The dry season in Kuala Lumpur runs during the months of March-April and September-November. During this season, the temperature ranges from 23 to 31 degrees. The museums and other indoor activities are best enjoyed during the wet season. The Hindu temple at Batu Caves looks mesmerising in the rain, so in case you decide to visit Kuala Lumpur during the rainy season, do make it a point to include it in your to-do list! Try out local cuisines and shop at the Central Market, making your trip one of the best you?ve ever had! In September, the Lantern Festival is organised, which can prove to be fun for you! Deepavali, celebrated in November, is the biggest festival for Hindus, and therefore, Hindu temples, various shopping complexes and other places are decorated with colours and oil lamps, making it an excellent time to visit Kuala Lumpur.

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