Langkawi Weather: Monthly Breakdown

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A cluster of 99 islands, Langkawi is situated in Malaysia. It, therefore, forms part of the tropical weather zone. Despite this, Langkawi experiences more stable weather and more sunshine than many other parts of Malaysia. It is protected by Sumatra to the west and Malaysia’s mainland to the East. While Langkawi is not without rain, thunder and lightning, you should still be able to experience plenty of sunshine for an enjoyable and picturesque holiday.

From cruises to parasailing, Langkawi has plenty to offer for an adventure-packed trip. But when would be the ideal time to plan a vacation on Langkawi Island based on the monthly weather breakdown?


Humidity is usually at its lowest early in the year. So, if it’s the humid environment that you’d like to avoid as much as possible, then January could be the best time to visit this beautiful destination.

However, regardless of the time of year you visit, it’s advisable to bring a small wet towel you can carry around and drink plenty of water throughout the day. If you’d prefer to get drinks as you need them, then fresh coconut waters are widely available. Humidity usually ranges from 53% to 85%. The average air temperature on Langkawi Island in January is between 23℃ and 33℃, with sea temperatures specifically averaging 29℃. Despite a typical rainfall of around 50mm, there’s usually approximately 8 hours of sunshine.


Sea temperatures and humidity levels are similar to January, with sea levels maintained at 29℃, and humidity reaching 53-87%. Air temperature maintains the same low of 23℃ and reaches a similar high of 34℃. With a typical rainfall of around 47mm, you’ll be pleased to know that you can usually enjoy around 9 hours of sunshine each day in February.


The average air and sea temperatures remain the same in March as they were in February. However, one significant difference is the usual level of rain, which reaches 91mm. You can still expect around 8 hours of sunshine in an average day. If you don’t mind increased humidity with highs of 93% and lows of 87%, March has one of the lowest average rainfall levels of all the months.


Air temperatures average increases slightly to 24℃-34℃ and sea temperatures reach 30℃ in April. The rain level continues to increase month-on-month, with an average of 169mm. Whilst humidity levels obtained a high of 93% and a low of 65%, the sunshine is still expected to last for roughly 9 hours per day. Furthermore, by booking outside of peak time, you should be able to save some money on the hotel and travel costs.


As air temperature levels and sea temperature remain identical to April, the main difference is increased average rainfall. With rainfall typically equating to 256mm in May, we can still expect approximately 8 hours of sunny weather on a typical day. The humidity also maintains high readings, with a high of 93% but the low increasing to 70%.


An average temperature range of 24℃-32℃, with a maintained sea temperature of 30℃ demonstrates no drastic change.With the humidity range maintained from May, rainfall dropping to a daily 218mm average and 9 hours of sunshine being seen as typical throughout, June could be seen as slightly more welcoming than May.


Whilst sea temperature and the humidity levels remain the same, the temperature is on average one degree lower, with the range comprising of 23-31℃. Daily sunshine in July decreases by one hour on average and rainfall increases slightly to a 233mm average.


Daily sunshine in August maintains an 8 hour average and sea temperature remains consistent. However, there is a further increase in rainfall, with a typical daily level reaching 249mm. The humidity range becomes 70-95% whilst air temperature also sees minimal change, reaching an average of 24-31℃.


Humidity levels reach a high of 93% and a low of 70% with an air temperature range of 23-31℃, showing that these measurements have reverted back to matching July’s statistics. There is a distinct difference in rainfall, however, with the average rising to 339mm in September. Daily sunshine levels are maintained at 8 hours on a typical day.


The air temperature range in October remains the same as September, whilst the sea temperature has dropped 1℃. A usual sunny day would include 7 hours of bright weather but the rain level is expected to reach an average of 344mm. Humidity levels range from a low of 67% to the same high as September (a significantly hot 93%).


By November, the rain level starts to significantly decrease, with average levels being 215mm per day.

Sea temperature stays consistent at 29℃, while average air temperature ranges from 23℃ to 32℃.

Humidity levels are also fractionally lower, ranging from 65-92%.

However, daily sunshine reaches its lowest average of 6 hours per day. Although this would probably still offer enough sunshine for an enjoyable holiday experience with significantly less rain than October.


Air temperature and sea temperature averages remain consistent with November, whilst humidity decreases slightly to a 60-90% average. However, with rainfall averaging just 94mm a day – less than half that of November – and 7 hours of sunshine expected per day, December could be the ideal time to visit Langkawi. Thinking of planning a once in a lifetime trip with unforgettable memories? Contact us today, so our specialist team can help you plan the most innovative vacation you’ve ever experienced.


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