Weather Malaysia September October : Where to go ? What to do? Weather ?

Weather Malaysia September October is ideal to fully enjoy the eastern and western islands before the monsoon.
If you want to know all the climatic characteristics of Malaysia, we invite you to read our page weather malaysia.

Weather Malaysia September – October is a transition month in Peninsular Malaysia. The Southeast monsoon is coming to an end. While on the east coast of Malaysia, the northeast monsoon winds are starting to make their appearance. The northeast monsoon affects the sea conditions of the eastern islands. The seas of these islands (TiomanPerhentian, and Redang) become rougher and colder.

Weather Malaysia September October

Malaysia is a beautiful country for western tourists.
For us, October is our least favorite month in Malaysia: it is the transition month for the monsoon, more or less one month.
It is therefore not the best period for the east coast (for the islands), nor for the west coast (for Langkawi for example).
The country is suitable for several categories of tourists during the period of September – October. It is especially the ideal time to :

Travel to Malaysia in September / October : for whom?

Lonely travelers

During this period, all stores, resorts and tourist attractions are open. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the tourist attractions without being disturbed by the huge flow of tourists.

Some tips for leaving in September / October

In order to enjoy a dream stay in Malaysia, we recommend you to follow these tips:

1. Avoid swimming in the beaches of the eastern islands

2. During September/October, the eastern seas become rough due to the eastern monsoon.
If you are an amateur swimmer, it would be best not to swim in the seas of East Malaysia.
In any case, as soon as the monsoon begins, the islands will be closed and inaccessible.

3. Buy an umbrella in Kuala Lumpur
During the month of October, Kuala Lumpur, the capital city, experiences heavy downpours.

Weather Malaysia September : weather point

Weather predictions are never 100% reliable. However, with the archive sites, it is possible to get an idea about the weather conditions. You can view previous years’ weather history at timeanddate.com.

Weather in Kuala Lumpur in September 2018, 2019 and 2020

In this section, we present the weather conditions in Kuala Lumpur (KL) during the previous 3 years.

During the month of September, Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia is characterized by a sunny weather with a partially cloudy times. The humidity is between 73 and 88%, and the maximum temperature is around 32°C.

Weather in Langkawi in September 2018, 2019 and 2020

We will do the same research for Pulau Langkawi. Here are the results:

In September last year, Pulau Langkawi experienced some light showers. This is due to the fact that September is the beginning of the end of the Southeast Malaysian monsoon.
During September 2019, the island’s weather was characterized by partly cloudy skies with light showers.
The weather in Langkawi in September 2018 was similar to that in 2019.

Malaysia in October 2018, 2019 and 2020

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

We provide you with the weather history of Kuala Lumpur during the month of October of previous years.

Weather in Kuala Lumpur in October 2018, 2019 and 2020

Kuala Lumpur in October is characterized by sunny weather with some heavy showers.
The humidity is between 78 and 91%, while the maximum heat is around 32°C.

Weather in Langkawi in October 2018, 2019 and 2020

During the month of October, the west side islands such as Langkawi experience hot and humid conditions.
Below is the weather history of Pulau Penang in October 2020, 2019 and 2018:

The weather conditions in Pulau Langkawi in October 2020 were sunny with a partially cloudy sky.
October 2019 Langkawi island weather was similar to 2020.
In October 2018, Langkawi’s weather conditions were characterized by partly cloudy skies with some showers.

Islands to visit in September and October.

If you want to travel to the East Malaysian islands in October, you should check if they are still open.
In 2022, the links closed in October.
As for the islands of the west coast, such as Penang or Langkawi, access is open all year.

  • Cities to visit in September and October

Apart from Kuala Lumpur, there are several other cities in Malaysia that will not leave you indifferent:

    • Cameron Highlands: Cameron Highlands is located 200 km north of Kuala Lumpur. The town is generally popular with people who want to enjoy the lush green environment.Cameron Highlands is famous for its tea production. You can visit the jungle to pick strawberries and relax.
    • Kota Bharu: Kota Bharu is located on the east coast of Malaysia and serves as the capital of the state of Kelantan. If you plan to go to the Perhentian Islands, you will probably have to go through Kota Bharu. Kota Bharu is the main entrance to the Perhentian Island: The downtown market and the Istana Jahar Museum which was once a royal residence.

Some additional information

To best plan your trip, we recommend that you take these few items with you:

  • Adapter for G-type electrical outlets.
  • An umbrella.
  • Sunscreen.

If you have the possibility to choose between September and October, we recommend September without any hesitation.
Avoid the end of October, the risk of rain is greater.

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