Kuala Lumpur weather in January (Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory, Malaysia)

This month is known as a warm month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Kuala Lumpur in January lies at 29.5°C (85.1°F). The average minimum temperature goes down to around 22.1°C (71.78°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

January is part of the rainy season with an average precipitation of 191mm (7.5 inches). There are generally around 19 rainy days. The sun will show itself now and again, with 185 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


Kuala Lumpur, monthly averages in January

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Min Temperature 71 °F  
Max Temperature 85 °F  
Chance of Rain 64%  
Precipitation 8 in  
Rainy days 19 days  
Humidity 80% *  
Sunshine 185 hrs *  

Where to stay in Kuala Lumpur


Where to go in Malaysia in January

Find out more about the weather in Malaysia in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So what to wear in January? Visitors traveling to Kuala Lumpur should plan on bringing a totally waterproof coat since it will often be raining. However, also bring your summer cloths because it can be very warm or even hot.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.

Outdoor sports

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