Peninsular Malaysia weather & when to go: December

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December Overview

The good news continues along the west coast with plenty of sunshine and blue skies expected throughout December. Over on the east coast the North-East monsoon brings heavy rain and stormy conditions almost daily.

West Coast

Langkawi, Penang, Pangkor

Langkawi and her west coast neighbours are experiencing ideal beach conditions with plenty of sunshine, calm seas and high temperatures (avg temp: 30 °C).

Lowlands & Highlands

Through the centre of the peninsular and in both Kuala Lumpur and Malacca you can expect tropical downpours on most days but these rarely last longer than an hour and sunshine is never far behind (avg temp: 27 °C), lower in the Cameron Highlands due to the altitude at an average of 19 °C.    

East Coast

Kuantan, Tioman Island, Perhentian Islands, Terengganu, Redang and Kota Bharu

The North-East monsoon is blowing in from mainland China, bringing with it stormy weather. During this period the east coast will experience high levels of rainfall, strong winds, and rough sea conditions. Alot of the east coast island resorts will be closed due to the sea conditions, re-opening in March (avg temp: 27°C).

Where's the
sun and sand?

sun and sand

Redang, Perhentian Islands, Kuala Terengganu, Tioman

Key Festivals & Religious Ceremonies


Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)

Awal Muharram (Maal Hijrah)

Celebrated by Muslims, as the day symbolises two happy events in a Muslim's life. The start of the Muslim calendar coincides with Prophet Muhammad's journey from Mecca to Medina on the first of Muharram in 622AD.

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