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

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

When to go to Langkawi, Malaysia

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

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

January

Traveling to Langkawi in January, you will notice that it is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February here is really hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Langkawi can be very hot. 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:

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

April

If you go to Langkawi in April, you will notice that it can be sweltering 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:

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

May

If you go to Langkawi in May, you will notice that it is really hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

In June, Langkawi can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range.

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

July in Langkawi is really hot and somewhat rainy. 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:

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

August

August in Langkawi is extremely hot and very rainy. 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:

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

September

In September, Langkawi is extremely hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Langkawi, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in Langkawi is really hot and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

November

If you are traveling to Langkawi in November, you will notice that it is consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Langkawi, 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 Langkawi
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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