When is the Best Time to visit Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur Malaysia


Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant Asian city, featuring amazing tropical climate and rich and the most diverse cultural life. It is great to be visited all year round, though monsoons can gloom your stay at some point. To find out, when is the best time to visit Kuala Lumpur, read the article below.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur’s climate is tropical rainforest climate with hot and sunny weather all throughout the year and featuring, practically, only one season as the average temperature almost does not vary from month to month (it can be only hot, hotter and the hottest). It is quite difficult to say what season is actually the peak season in Kuala Lumpur, though some tourists try to avoid travelling to the city during the monsoon season (from the end of September till the end of April – beginning of May) as it rains really heavily during these months.

Weather Conditions

Average annual temperature in Kuala Lumpur is around 30°C and tends to remain almost constant. It is possible to say that the months of March and April tend to be the hottest, but the difference is practically insignificant. Another remarkable feature of Kuala Lumpur’s climate is extremely high level of humidity being around 82% all throughout the year. It is also better to avoid travelling to Kuala Lumpur during the monsoon season as the city centre can get flooded due to the heavy rains. The city is also quite polluted because of the vehicles’ emission, construction work and forest fires in Sumatra, thus do not be surprised by the haze over the city.

Festivals and Events

Food & Fruit Fiesta takes place every July and represents a colorful parade of beautifully decorated floats along Dataran Merdeka. Apart from the breathtaking parade, the festival’s program includes all sorts of celebrations of the national Malaysian cuisine, offering an outstanding gourmet experience. It is a great opportunity for all foodies to enjoy special festival’s menus in the best restaurants around Kuala Lumpur.

Shopping Carnival takes place every June, making all the shopaholics going nuts! It is the place to be if you want to buy lots of new outfits, accessorizes, footwear, bags, jewellery and so on without breaking your budget… at least, too much. Almost every shop or boutique in Kuala Lumpur offers great discounts and flats during those hot July days, seemingly trying to sell everything they have!

KL International Buskers’ Festival is a breathtaking event, held every December and lasting 9 days. During the festival the buskers from all over the world (though mainly from Asian countries) gather in Kuala Lumpur to perform their art to the city’s residents and visitors. Mimes and jugglers, magicians and acrobats and so on altogether create second-largest street festival of this sort in Asia. The festival’s program includes Malaysian flower display, giant inflatable statues, marching bands and much, much more.

Eco Film Festival takes place every October and consists in screenings of the premier award-wining environmental films. But apart from that, the festival’s program includes all sorts of eco-friendly activities, live music performances, forums, workshops, DIY demonstrations and a huge fair for organic products and services including healthy green foods and beverages. Go green with this exciting eco event in Kuala Lumpur!

City Day Festival takes place every February 1st and represents a set if various exciting event, performances and celebrations at Lake Titiwangsa gardens and Tasik Perdana to commemorate becoming a federal territory. This day you can enjoy parades and exhibitions, fireworks and carnival and you can even run the Kuala Lumpur International Marathon!

Other great Festivals and Events in Kuala Lumpur


  • Kuala Lumpur International Tower Jump.
  • Flora Fest.
  • Kuala Lumpur festival.
  • National Day.
  • Chinese New Year.

As you can see, though some seasons are more pleasant than others in this city, it is mainly up to you to decide when is the best time to visit Kuala Lumpur.

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