Kuala Lumpur Climate & Weather
Kuala Lumpur Climate and Weather
The climate of Kuala Lumpur is typically tropical, which means simply that it is hot and humid all year round, with very little variation in temperature and no distinct seasons. The mercury hovers in the region of 86°F (30°C) all year, but can reach around 95°F (35°C). Rainfall in the city is heavy and storms occur year-round, usually in the late afternoons. The showers often come as a relief to visitors who are unaccustomed to the heat, and don't generally disrupt itineraries very much - just be sure to carry a lightweight rain jacket at all times. Another balm for the heat is the amount of air-conditioned buildings that visitors are likely to spend time in; Kuala Lumpur is a modern city well-equipped to handle its tropical climate. June, July and August receive slightly less rainfall on average and for this reason many recommend them as the best months to travel to the city. If you are just visiting Kuala Lumpur it is a good idea to see what events and festivals are being celebrated and plan your trip accordingly; either to avoid the crowds at the big conferences and events, or to participate in something that interests you. However, those travelling beyond the city into other regions of Malaysia should note that the weather can be very different according to the geographical area, and that some parts of the country are subject to fierce monsoon rains at certain times of year.
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