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Malaysia weather & when to go: August

Malaysia August weather overview

Weather conditions in Malaysia during August continue to be split between the coasts. The east coast is enjoying favourable conditions: plenty of dry, dry days and ideal sea conditions for snorkelling and diving. In contrast, the west coast islands will be experiencing hot and humid conditions, along with short-lived, heavy downpours at this time of year. 

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August’s weather in detail

East Coast

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

The good news continues on the beaches along the east coast with plenty of sunshine and blue skies expected throughout August. This is coupled with the perfect sea conditions meaning visitor numbers are high (avg temp: 30 °C).

West Coast

Langkawi, Penang, Pangkor

The south-west monsoon continues to blow over Malaysia's western coastline bringing with it heavier afternoon thunderstorms and choppy sea conditions, however, downpours tend to be short-lived and sunshine is never far behind (avg temp: 32 °C).

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