Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

An aerial view of a beautiful green park and the distant skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with the perfect Skyview
An aerial view of a beautiful green park and the distant skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with the perfect Skyview
January is usually the coldest month, but the weather is similar to the rest of the year. The average temperatures are in the warm 23.3°C (73.9°F) to 32.2°C (90°F) range, and there is hardly any winter season in Kuala Lumpur. Temperatures do not vary much from the average as well as between day and night.
The unique feature of the climate is 12-hour days and nights due to the proximity to the equator. The northeast monsoon brings 193mm (7.6") of rain to the city. Convectional rain is almost daily, and torrential downpours characterize the rainfall. The mild weather adds cheer to the New Year festivities!

What are the coldest months in Kuala Lumpur?

The coldest months in Kuala Lumpur are January, November and December, with an average high-temperature of 31°C (87.8°F).

What is the temperature in January in Kuala Lumpur?

In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in January, the average high-temperature is 31°C (87.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 22°C (71.6°F).

How much does it rain in Kuala Lumpur in January?

In Kuala Lumpur, in January, during 15 rainfall days, 147mm (5.8") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Kuala Lumpur have in January?

In January, the average length of the day in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is 12h.

How many hours of sunshine does Kuala Lumpur have in January?

In January, the average sunshine in Kuala Lumpur is 6h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Kuala Lumpur?

January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Kuala Lumpur.

When is the lowest UV index in Kuala Lumpur?

Months with the lowest UV index are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

How high is the UV index in January in Kuala Lumpur?

The average daily maximum UV index in January in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Average high temperature in January: 31°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are March and April (33°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January, November and December (31°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 22°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are April, May, June and October (23°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January, February, March, July, August, September, November and December (22°C).

Average rainfall in January - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall in January: 147mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (278mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is June (130mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall days in January: 15 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (25 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is June (12 days).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Average daylight in January: 12h

Months with the longest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 12.3h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.9h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 6h

Months with most sunshine are February, March, April, May, June and July (Average sunshine: 7h).
Months with least sunshine are November and December (Average sunshine: 5).

Average UV index in January - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Average UV index in January: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 12).