Weather in March in Malaysia

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in March in Malaysia. Is this month a good time to go to Malaysia? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Malaysia in March?

The weather in Malaysia in March ranges from poor to pleasant depending on the destination.

March has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from warm in Cameron Highlands with 22°C (72°F) to very warm temperatures in Alor Setar with 35°C (94°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 23°C (73°F) in Alor Setar and 12°C (54°F) in Cameron Highlands. Temperatures can be very high, so be prepared and make sure to pack light clothes.

Precipitation ranges from moderate in Kota Kinabalu with 52mm (2inch) rainfall to heavy in Kuching with 362mm (14inch) rainfall. In general it is also a sunny month with an average of 208 hours of sunshine in Kuala Lumpur during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Malaysia.

Where to go in Malaysia in March

Find the average weather conditions in March for the most popular destinations in Malaysia on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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).

Popular destinations in Malaysia

What is the weather like in March for the 5 most popular destinations in Malaysia?

Average weather in Kuala Lumpur

In March Kuala Lumpur generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Kuala Lumpur
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
33°C / 91°F 
24°C / 74°F 
192 hours 
199mm / 7.8inch 
17 days 
33°C / 91°F 
24°C / 75°F 
208 hours 
256mm / 10inch 
19 days 
poor 
April   >> April
>>  
33°C / 92°F 
24°C / 76°F 
199 hours 
289mm / 11inch 
20 days 
poor 
Climate in Kuala Lumpur

Average weather in Melaka

In March Melaka generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (92°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Melaka
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
33°C / 92°F 
24°C / 74°F 
187 hours 
93mm / 3.7inch 
8 days 
33°C / 92°F 
24°C / 75°F 
182 hours 
146mm / 5.7inch 
14 days 
April   >> April
>>  
33°C / 91°F 
24°C / 75°F 
173 hours 
198mm / 7.8inch 
16 days 
poor 
Climate in Melaka

Average weather in George Town

In March George Town generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (90°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 25°C (76°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

George Town
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
32°C / 90°F 
25°C / 76°F 
202 hours 
88mm / 3.5inch 
8 days 
32°C / 90°F 
25°C / 76°F 
201 hours 
153mm / 6inch 
13 days 
April   >> April
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
25°C / 77°F 
192 hours 
206mm / 8.1inch 
17 days 
poor 
Climate in George Town

Average weather in Johor Bahru

In March Johor Bahru generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 33°C (91°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Johor Bahru
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
32°C / 90°F 
22°C / 72°F 
140mm / 5.5inch 
9 days 
33°C / 91°F 
23°C / 73°F 
205mm / 8.1inch 
13 days 
poor 
April   >> April
>>  
33°C / 91°F 
23°C / 73°F 
233mm / 9.2inch 
15 days 
poor 
Climate in Johor Bahru

Average weather in Kota Kinabalu

In March Kota Kinabalu generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (89°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (74°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Kota Kinabalu
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 87°F 
23°C / 73°F 
196 hours 
70mm / 2.8inch 
8 days 
32°C / 89°F 
24°C / 74°F 
235 hours 
52mm / 2inch 
6 days 
April   >> April
>>  
32°C / 90°F 
24°C / 75°F 
247 hours 
112mm / 4.4inch 
7 days 
Climate in Kota Kinabalu

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Is March the best time to go to Malaysia?

In our opinion March is not the best time to visit Malaysia with commonly poor weather in Kuala Lumpur.

On average the best time to visit Malaysia is in June, July and August with generally tolerable weather in Kuala Lumpur. The worst months are March, April, May, September, October, November and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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