January weather forecast and climate
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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An aerial view of a beautiful green park and the distant skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with the perfect Skyview
January, the same as December, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is a hot winter month, with average temperature ranging between min 22.3°C (72.1°F) and max 31°C (87.8°F).

Temperature

In January, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in December - a still tropical 31°C (87.8°F). In January, in Kuala Lumpur, the average low-temperature is 22.3°C (72.1°F).

Heat index

In January, the average heat index is evaluated at a blistering 41.2°C (106.2°F). Beware - heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', or 'feels like', is what the temperature feels like to the human body when the air temperature is combined with the relative humidity. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy, clothing), and activity. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. When the relative humidity is high, the evaporation rate is reduced. The warmth is removed from the body at a lower rate, causing the body to retain more heat than it would in dry air. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

In Kuala Lumpur, the average relative humidity is 81%.

Rainfall

In Kuala Lumpur, it is raining for 21.8 days, with typically 47mm (1.85") of accumulated precipitation. In Kuala Lumpur, during the entire year, the rain falls for 287.9 days and collects up to 866mm (34.09") of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through August, October through December are months without snowfall.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

The average sunshine in January is 7.9h.

UV index

The month with the lowest UV index in Kuala Lumpur is January, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.

What is the temperature in January in Kuala Lumpur?

The average high-temperature, in January, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is 31°C (87.8°F), while the average low-temperature is 22.3°C (72.1°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), that calculates temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, in January is estimated at 41.2°C (106.2°F).

What is the average humidity in January in Kuala Lumpur?

In January, the average relative humidity is 81%.

How many days does it rain in January in Kuala Lumpur?

In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, during January, the rain falls for 21.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 47mm (1.85") of precipitation.

When it does not snow in Kuala Lumpur?

In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, snow does not fall in January through August, October through December.

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, Malaysia, is 7.9h.

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

The month with the lowest UV index in Kuala Lumpur is January, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index reading in January in Kuala Lumpur?

The average daily maximum UV index in January in Kuala Lumpur is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Average high temperature in January: 31°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (32.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (30.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 22.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (23.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.3°C).

Average humidity in January - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Average humidity in January: 81%

Months with the highest relative humidity are November and December (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (73%).

Average rainfall in January - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall in January: 47mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (109mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (32mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall days in January: 21.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (27 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (18.7 days).

Average snowfall in January - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Average snowfall in January: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is September (2mm).
Months with the least snowfall are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November and December (0mm).

Average snowfall days in January - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Average snowfall days in January: 0 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is September (0.1 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November and December (0 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 the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.9h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 7.9h

Months with the most sunshine are June, July and September (Average sunshine: 8.8h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 7.3h).

Average UV index in January - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Average UV index in January: 6

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 6).