Malaysia is an equatorial country. Its southern tip lies just north of the equator (1°N) giving it all the features of an equatorial region. Lush green dense forests inhabited by some of the most exotic wildlife in the world. Being surrounded by oceans, Malaysia also has some of the most beautiful beaches.
Hot and humid just like the Equator
The temperatures in Malaysia are high and humid throughout the year due to its proximity to the equator. But it is also prone to unexpected rain showers at any time of the day or anytime of the year, another equatorial feature. The regular monsoon season is from November to February, yet rain showers can occur anytime.
An all-weather coast lines
Yet the difference of the monsoon season lies from coast to coast. This means when it is the monsoon on the east coast, it is dry on the west coast. Hence it rains on the east coast from November to February and on the west coast from April to October. This means you can find a beach suited to your needs in any part of Malaysia, all through the year.
Islands on the West coast:Pangkor, Penang, Langkawi
The west coast and its islands have a tropical climate, hot and humid interspersed with showers. But that does not mean one cannot enjoy the islands. Dotted with pristine beaches these islands are the idyllic setting for a holiday, be it and adventurous one or a relaxing one.
The time to avoid these islands and the west coast is September and October, when the rains are at the heaviest and the seas are rough.
Islands on the East Coast: Perhentian Islands, Terengganu, Redand and Kota Bharu.
November to February is a time to avoid the East Coast and all its islands, because this is when the monsoon strikes. The seas get exceptionally rough and most of the resorts close down during those months. But the rest of the year through, this coast is warm and inviting as all the other islands.
Malacca And Cameron Highlands and Kuala Lampur.
The rest of the Malaysian mainland has an even equatorial climate. High temperatures with scorching humidity but the rain showers bring in relief from both. These showers have a tendency to arrive unannounced and disappearequally fast.
The highlands have a very different climate, which is springing considering their proximity to the lowlands. The temperatures here remain a pleasant 22 ºC even dropping well in the night. This makes the climate for fruit and tea plantations and for the varied flora and fauna which attracts visitors from across the globe.
An all weather vacation.
For a visitor to Malaysia, this weather makes conditions where in a Malaysian vacation package can be made according to the time of the year. They can pick the coast accordingly and plan their vacation. This is one country which affords no excuses to back out from a vacation just because of the excuse that the weather is not perfect. So, pick your coast, choose the location and book your Malaysian Holiday Vacation.