Best Time to Visit Langkawi

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Langkawi. We created climate tables and charts for the location of Langkawi. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Langkawi for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol 23 °C to 34 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.8513.54 in (5 – 26 Days of Rain)
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General & Geography

Langkawi is an archipelago off the northwest coast of Malaysia and mainly refers to the main island of the same name, Pulau Langkawi, on the border between Malaysia and Thailand.

Langkawi is one of the most popular holiday regions in the country and measures around 200 square miles (main island). Unlike neighbouring Penang, Langkawi has preserved much of its original character and is still covered by tropical rainforest to this day.

The island has its own international airport, which is served several times a day from the capital of Malaysia, especially by Air Asia, at reasonable prices. Alternatively there are bus connections and ferry connections (from Penang, Kuala Kedah or Satun in Thailand) available.

While the interior of the island is mainly agricultural, tourism is clearly in the foreground on the coast of Langkawi. However, the government is committed to sustainable concepts and tries to preserve the unique natural beauty of the islands.

The geopark with its imposing limestone rocks and adjacent mangrove swamps is also home to an impressive fauna, especially sea eagles (the heraldic animal of the island) can often be observed up close. In addition, the black sand beach Pasir Hitham, a cable car ride on Mount Mat Chincang, the Oriental Village and the capital Kuah are among the most beautiful sights.

The many artist villages, the Seven Walls and Durian Perangin waterfalls and a day trip to Pulau Payar Island (for divers and snorkellers) are also very popular with Langkawi tourists.

Climate in Langkawi (Malaysia)

Langkawi (Jakub  Michankow)  [flickr.com]  CC BY 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' The climate at Pulau Langkawi can be described as tropical and is strongly influenced by the monsoon. The temperatures are constantly high throughout the year, there are only minimal fluctuations. Night values of about 23 °C are usual, while during the day 31 °C to 34 °C are measured on average.

The dry season on Langkawi falls on the travel season from December to mid-April, the rainy season runs from about the beginning of May to mid-November. The highest rainfall is in September and October, the driest months are January and February.

Due to its sheltered location in the lee of Sumatra, large amounts of rain are already intercepted on the way to Langkawi, so that generally less precipitation is recorded than in other regions of Southeast Asia. The water temperatures on Langkawi are between 25 °C to 29 °C and are suitable for swimming all year round.

Best Time to Visit Langkawi: Overview

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When is the best time to travel for Langkawi?


Temperatures on Langkawi are pleasantly warm all year round, but the high humidity during the rainy season often makes the climate appear unpleasant and humid to Europeans. May to November are therefore only recommended as travel time with some restrictions, even if favourable low season offers lure.

Ideally, we recommend the months December to March as the best travel season on Langkawi, and April is also a good month for a holiday on the Malaysian island. The month of November is a bit of a gamble: In some years it is already dry and pleasant, in other years still very humid.

Climate Chart Langkawi

Climate Chart Langkawi
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Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Table Langkawi

In the following, you will find the climate table for Langkawi, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, and Hours of Sunshine.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature33°34°34°34°33°32°32°31°31°32°32°32°
Night Temperature23°24°24°24°24°24°24°24°23°23°23°23°
Precipitation (inch)1.971.853.586.6510.088.589.179.813.3513.548.463.7
Rainy days959141718171821262410
Hours of Sunshine898989888877
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature is 27.9 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: April (29 °C)
Coldest month: September (27 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 90.75 inch on 188 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

Rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation): May, June, July, August, September, October, and November
Overall precipitation in the rainy season: 72.99 in

You cannot expect snow in any month.

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, February is the sunniest month with an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 8 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

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Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Langkawi (Station Kuah)
few clouds     few clouds, 28.4 °C
Clouds: 20 %       Wind: 7 mph NO
Air Pressure: 1011 hPa       Humidity: 74 %
Last updated: 21st Nov 2019, 03:38 pm
The next days …
22nd Nov 201923rd Nov 201924th Nov 201925th Nov 201926th Nov 201927th Nov 2019
light rain27 °C to 31 °Cmoderate rain27 °C to 30 °Cmoderate rain27 °C to 29 °Cmoderate rain25 °C to 27 °Clight rain26 °C to 30 °Cmoderate rain27 °C to 30 °C
27 °C to 31 °C27 °C to 30 °C27 °C to 29 °C25 °C to 27 °C26 °C to 30 °C27 °C to 30 °C
Clouds: 57 %Clouds: 33 %Clouds: 39 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 36 %
0.06 in of rain0.29 in of rain0.24 in of rain0.23 in of rain0.1 in of rain0.18 in of rain
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Malaysia: Regions

Langkawi is part of the holiday destination Malaysia. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

Langkawi: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 1 reviews for Langkawi holiday already. Average rating is 4 of 5 stars.
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    Kashaneh, 31 years old was there in January

    The weather is excellent. Recommendable!!! I’d like to go there twice.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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