The winds of change continue to blow for both sides of the peninsula. The South-East monsoon is nearing its end; however, it often has a sting in the tale for both Langkawi and Penang, giving them some of their heaviest rainfall of the year. Over on the east-coast (Tioman Island, Perhentian Islands, Terengganu and Redang) the winds of the North-East monsoon gather momentum, bringing rougher sea conditions and a slight drop in temperature.
Langkawi, Penang, Pangkor
The south-east monsoon is coming to an end; however, it often has a sting in the tale for both Langkawi and Penang, giving them some of their heaviest rainfall of the year (avg temp: 29 °C). Pangkor is the pick of the bunch on the west coast with half the amount of rainfall as its neighbours and an average daytime temperature of 30°C.
Lowlands & Highlands
Kuala Lumpur, Malacca and Cameron 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.
Key Festivals & Religious Ceremonies
The Chinese Moon Cake Festival
September or October. Celebrates the overthrow of the Mongols during the end of the Yuan Dynasty (120G- 1341 AD) in China. It falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth moon. The festival is celebrated with colourful lanterns. (2016: 15th September)
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 the Prophet Muhammad's journey from Mecca to Medina on the first of Muharram in 622AD. (2nd October 2016)
Kuantan, Tioman Island, Perhentian Islands, Terengganu, Redang and Kota Bharu
The winds of the North-East monsoon start to build up momentum and the sea conditions can worsen rapidly, however a beach holiday can still be enjoyed (avg temp: 29 °C).
sun and sand?
Langkawi, Penang, Pangkor Laut