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We found the ideal time for all the best activities in Malaysia.
We’ve got the perfect suggestions for when to visit for scuba diving and snorkelling, for hitting the beaches and for sightseeing from coast to coast.
If you're headed to the west coast, the lowlands or the highlands, November to March offers the perfect pairing of dry weather and off-peak prices.
If you're headed to the east coast, travel between April and September to steer clear of bad weather.
If you're travelling on a budget, the cheapest times to visit Malaysia is March, May and August when children are in school.
Malaysia has consistent hot and humid weather year round. The west coast experiences its wet season from April to October, but thundershowers are usually only brief and provide a relief from the humidity. The east coast’s rainy season is from November to February and has heavier rainfall than the west coast. Most beaches and accommodation are closed during this period but reopen in March.
Temperatures are consistent all year round ranging from 21ºC to 32ºC at sea level. In the highlands, it is cooler with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C. The shoulder season months of November and March are ideal for travel deals and smaller crowds.
Flight Centre - Holidays
Singapore and Malaysia have consistent weather year round. It’s best to avoid the heavier rainy season by travelling in November, February and March. These months also avoid the peak tourist season around Christmas, New Year’s and Chinese New Year, so there will be minimal crowds.
Thailand has the least consistent weather of these countries and the best time to visit is from November to March. April brings extreme heat and humidity as well as the start of the rainy season. The best weather for all three countries is between November and March, but this is also peak tourist season. March is ideal for weather, prices and smaller crowds.
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