Malaysia weather & when to go: March
March sees an end to the monsoon on the east coast, with islands such as Tioman, Perhentian & Redang seeing visitor number on the rise again. The west coast islands including Langkawi and Penang continue to enjoy hot sunny days, meaning you’ll be spoilt for choice if considering a beach holiday to Malaysia in March!
March's weather in detail
Lowlands & Highlands
Kuala Lumpur, Malacca and Cameron Highlands
The Cameron Highlands experiences higher than average rainfall during March, however average temperatures remain a comfortable 20°C. Further south, the tail end of the north-east monsoon brings Kuala Lumpur and Malacca some of their heaviest rainfalls of the year but the downpours are short lived and can bring a welcome relief to the humid conditions (avg temp: 30 °C).
Kuantan, Tioman Island, Perhentian Islands, Terengganu, Redang and Kota Bharu
The hotels and island resorts along Malaysia’s east coast re-open in March as overcast skies are replaced by sunshine, rainfall levels tail off and the new season gets underway (avg temp: 30 °C).
Langkawi, Penang, Pangkor
The islands of Langkawi and Penang are enjoying plenty of sunshine and average temperatures of 31°C during March. Pangkor Island is a little wetter however certainly not enough to discourage you from visiting (avg temp: 30 °C).
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Where's the sun and sand?
Langkawi, Penang, Pangkor Laut, Redang, Perhentian Islands, Kuala Terengganu
Our recommended journeys
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