Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia? If you're planning to go to Kuala Lumpur, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

Important essentials for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great one.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Kuala Lumpur.

What to wear/what to pack for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia by month

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January

January in Kuala Lumpur can be sweltering and somewhat stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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February

If you go to Kuala Lumpur in February, you will notice that it can be sweltering and somewhat stormy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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March

March in Kuala Lumpur is constantly hot and very stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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April

If you go to Kuala Lumpur in April, you will notice that it is consistently hot and extremely stormy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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May

If you are traveling to Kuala Lumpur in May, you will notice that it is extremely hot and very stormy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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June

June here can be very hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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July

If you visit Kuala Lumpur during July, you might see that it can be very hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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August

In August, Kuala Lumpur is really hot and somewhat stormy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Kuala Lumpur, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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September

September is extremely hot and very stormy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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October

If you visit Kuala Lumpur during October, you may find that it is consistently hot and very stormy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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November

November in Kuala Lumpur is constantly hot and very stormy. 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).

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December

December in Kuala Lumpur is consistently hot and very stormy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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