Malaysia in July / August : Where to go ? What to do? Weather ?

The weather in Malaysia in July and August is perfect to enjoy the eastern islands.
If you want to know all the climatic characteristics of Malaysia, we invite you to read our article weather malaysia. Malaysia in July and August is a very good time to visit the islands on the east side. During the same period, the west side experiences warm and humid conditions, interspersed with short, intense showers.

Going to Malaysia in July and August

Planning your trip to Malaysia in July is very interesting for several categories of travelers. We will see for whom and why.

Travel to Malaysia in July / August : for whom?

The families
Families : generally, during the period of July and August, the children are on vacation. You will be able to enjoy a dream family vacation. On the one hand, children will be able to discover a new culture and you will be able to enjoy the paradisaical beaches of the Malaysian islands.

Solo travelers
July and August mark the high season, the number of tourists increases rapidly during this period. As solo travelers, you will have the opportunity to meet new people.

Some tips for leaving in July and August :

A trip is planned, to ensure the smooth running of your stay, we recommend you follow these tips :

1. Avoid the islands of Peninsular Malaysia and the highlands : In July and August, the Southeast monsoon affects the climate of the west coast islands and the highlands. During this period, both parts of Malaysia experience heavy rainfall and increased humidity.

2. Bring sunscreen and sunglasses : If you don’t want to look like a piece of toast, it’s best to bring sunscreen with you.

Malaysia in July : what’s about weather ?

Predicting the weather is not an easy task. To have a clearer idea about the weather Malaysia in July, we usually consult the archives. Moreover, it is possible to check the weather for the last three years: 2018, 2019 and 2020. There are a few useful sites that can help you get an idea of the weather in previous years such as timeanddate.com.

Weather in Kuala Lumpur in July 2018, 2019 and 2020

We put at your disposal, the meteorological history of Kuala Lumpur on the 3 previous years.
As you can see, Kuala Lumpur in July is characterized by sunny weather with partly cloudy skies. The humidity is between 63 and 76%, and the maximum temperature is around 33°C.

Weather in Penang in July 2018, 2019 and 2020

If you want to go to Penang Island, because you surely prefer to enjoy the beach, you can repeat this search.
You will find the following results for Penang weather in July 2018 2019 and 2020 :

In July 2020, Penang’s weather conditions were sunny, with partly cloudy skies and some showers.
In July 2019, the weather in Penang was generally cloudy with some showers.
In July 2018, the weather conditions were similar to those of 2019.

Malaysia in August 2018 2019 and 2020

Weather on past years : weather August 2018, weather August 2019, weather August 2020

As for July, we also provide you with the Kuala Lumpur weather in August.

Weather in Kuala Lumpur in August 2018, 2019 and 2020

Here is the weather history of Kuala Lumpur for August over the previous three years. Kuala Lumpur in August is characterized by rather sunny weather with passing clouds. In terms of humidity, it is between 80 and 59%, while the maximum heat is around 33°C.


Weather in Penang in August 2018, 2019 and 2020

During the month of August, the west side islands such as Penang experience hot and humid conditions. We provide you with the weather results for Pulau Penang in August 2020, 2019 and 2018 :

During the month of August 2020, Pulau Penang weather conditions were sunny with partly cloudy skies.
While in August 2019, Penang Island’s weather was characterized by heavy showers.
As of April 2018, Penang Island weather is similar to 2019.

Islands to visit in July and August

If you want to travel to the islands in Malaysia, you can for example go to the following islands:

  • Redang
    Redang is located in the east of Malaysia and is one of the most popular islands in the country. Redang is a tourist spot for lovers of water sports activities. The island is home to the Marine Park, an ideal place to enjoy the turquoise water and admire various marine species.
  • Tioman : Tioman is also located in the east of Malaysia, it is a beautiful island known for its many water activities.
  • Perhentian : of course, this island is a must-see.
  • Kapas for the wilder and less touristy side.

Cities to visit in July and August

It is possible to draw a travel itinerary to visit several cities in Malaysia. You can start with the capital (Kuala Lumpur). Kuala Lumpur is an excellent opportunity to visit Chinatown, Little India, the Batu Caves and the KL Tower. Do not forget to discover the famous Petronas tower, these two twin towers are the pride of the Malaysian population.

Apart from Kuala Lumpur, it is possible to visit the following cities during July and August :

    • Kuala Terengganu: Kuala Terengganu is located on the eastern part of Malaysia. The capital of the state of Terengganu is known for its beautiful mosques, as well as its incredible seabed.
      In Kuala Terengganu, you can visit: Taman Tamadun Mosque, Maziah Palace and Tengku Tengah Zaharah.
    • Kota Bharu : Kota Bharu is located on the eastern side of Malaysia. The city is the capital of the state of Kelantan. Kota Bharu is the main entrance to Perhentian Island. On your way to Kota Bharu, you will have the opportunity to visit: The downtown market and the Istana Jahar Museum which was once a royal residence.

Some additional information

Before you travel to Malaysia, you should know a few things :

  • Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country, so it would be best to dress appropriately if you are going to the islands on the eastern side of the country.
  • The official language of Malaysia is Malay, however the majority of the local population speaks English.
  • In several Malaysian islands, you will not find any ATMs. Remember to take as much cash as possible with you before visiting the islands.

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