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Malaysia weather & when to go: October

Malaysia October weather overview

The winds of change continue to blow for both sides of peninsula Malaysia in October. 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 the winds of the north-east monsoon gather momentum, bringing rougher sea conditions and a slight drop in temperature.

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October’s weather in detail

East Coast

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

During October, the winds of the north-east monsoon starts to gather momentum on the east coast of peninsula Malaysia, and the sea conditions can worsen rapidly, however average tempertures remain high  (avg temp: 29°C) and a beach holiday can still be enjoyed at this time of year.

West Coast

Langkawi, Penang, Pangkor

The south-east monsoon is coming to an end on the west coast by October. Although it brings some of the heaviest rainfall of the year to Langkawi and Penang. Pangkor is the pick of the bunch on the west coast with half the amount of rainfall as its neighbours and an average day time temperature of 30°C.

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