Ipoh, Malaysia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Ipoh, Malaysia? If you're planning to go to Ipoh, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Ipoh, Malaysia

Based on the climate and weather in Ipoh, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Ipoh, Malaysia by month

January

If you visit Ipoh during January, you are likely to find that it is really hot.

Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses

February

If you visit Ipoh during February, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts

March

March here is sweltering. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Thin short sleeve shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Thin pants, such as light khakis
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Light shorts
  • High-SPF sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Light dresses

April

Traveling to Ipoh in April, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

May

If you visit Ipoh during May, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses

June

June in Ipoh is really hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage

July

If you go to Ipoh in July, you will notice that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses

August

August in Ipoh can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts

September

If you are traveling to Ipoh in September, you will notice that it is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses

October

If you vacation in Ipoh during October, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sandals

November

In November, Ipoh can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Ipoh, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals

December

December in Ipoh is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Skirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Ipoh, Malaysia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Ipoh, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types G
  • A SIM card that works in Ipoh
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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