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Malaysia weather & when to go: February

Malaysia February weather overview

Sunshine and blue skies can be enjoyed throughout most of Malaysia in February. However, heavy rainfall and strong winds are to be expected on the east coast destinations such as Tioman Island, Perhentian Islands, Terengganu and Redang Island.

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February’s weather in detail

Lowlands & Highlands

Kuala Lumpur, Malacca and Cameron Highlands

Through the centre of the peninsular and in both Kuala Lumpur and Malacca you can expect low monthly rainfall during February, although short tropical showers are likely in the afternoon. This region of Malaysia experiences an average temperature of 29 °C, lower in the Cameron Highlands due to the altitude at an average of 20 °C.

East Coast

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

The worst of the north-east monsoon is over by February as the winds start to subside and the rains ease along Malaysia's east coast. However, at this time of year most of the region's hotels and resorts remain closed, re-opening next month (avg temp: 26 °C).

West Coast

Langkawi, Penang, Pangkor

February is an excellent month to visit the island of Langkawi and its west coast neighbours of Penang and Pangkor. Days are typically hot, humid and sunny as the region experiences one of its driest months of the year. Average temperatures hover around 30 °C.

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