Penang weather in May (Malaysia)

This month is known as a warm month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Penang in May lies at 31.5°C (88.7°F). The average minimum temperature is 24.0°C (75.2°F) (usually the minimum temperature is noted at night).

May is part of the rainy season with an average precipitation of 203mm (8.0in). It rains an average of 14 days of the month. The sun also shows itself regularly this month with 205 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


So what to wear in May? Visitors traveling to Penang 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. With a water temperature of around 29.0°C (84.2°F), this is a great month to swim so bring your swimwear.

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For other monthly average weather and what to do in May look at the numbers below.

Monthly Averages in May

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature 24 °C
Max Temperature 31 °C
Water Temperature 29 °C
Chance of Rain 47%
Precipitation 203mm
Rainy Days 14
Sunshine Hours 205

 

Where to stay in Penang

Where to go in Malaysia in May

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

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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 / 3.5inch a month).

What To Do

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

Swimming
8/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

Weather Forecasts for Penang

SUN   Jan 29
23°C | 23°C
E 16 kmph
16.3 mm
Moderate rain

Moderate rain

MON   Jan 30
24°C | 22°C
ENE 21 kmph
17.4 mm
Moderate rain

Moderate rain

TUE   Jan 31
24°C | 23°C
ESE 10 kmph
5.4 mm
Moderate rain

Moderate rain

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