December is a good time to visit Langkawi as it falls during the hot, dry season.
You can expect hot, sunny days with around seven hours of sunshine daily interspersed by the occasional tropical downpours that generally occur during the late afternoon and evening.
How hot is it in Langkawi in December?
Daytime temperatures in December in Langkawi reach an average high of 31°C (88°F), with high heat and humidity, falling to a night-time low of 25°C (77°F).
How sunny is it in Langkawi in December?
There are normally seven hours of bright sunshine each day in Langkawi in December – that's around 58% of daylight hours.
Sunrise & sunset in December?
Sunrise is around 7:25am with sunset around 7:10pm.
How warm is the sea around Langkawi in December?
The average sea temperature in Langkawi in December is 29°C (84°F).
Does it rain in Langkawi in December?
There are usually eight days with some rain in Langkawi in December; the average monthly rainfall is 60mm (2in).
How windy is it in Langkawi in December?
December sees an average hourly wind speed of 17 kilometres per hour (10.6 mph; 9 knots).
What to do in Langkawi in December?
Weather conditions in December are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.
It’s also a good time for island hopping, exploring the Pulau Payar Marine Park by boat, as well as hiking through lush rainforest to scenic waterfalls en route to Gunung Raya Mountain.
Or, enjoying some duty-free shopping in the main town of Kuah.
Christmas Day – 25th Dec.
Early to mid-December is a good time to avoid the peak-season school holiday rush from visitors from Malaysia and Singapore that continues from mid-December until New Year.
At this time, you need to book early and be prepared for higher hotel rates and more crowded beaches and entertainment venues.
|High Temp: 31°C (87°F)|
|Low Temp: 25°C (77°F)|
|Sunshine: 7 hours per day|
|Daylight: 12 hours per day|
|Wind speed: 17 km/h (10.6 mph; 9 knots)|
|Wet Days: 8 days with some rain|
|Rainfall: 60mm (2in) per month|
|Comfort Level: High heat & 73% humidity|
|UV Index: Extreme|
|Sea Temp: 29°C (84°F)|
|Langkawi Island, Malaysia|
The best time to visit Langkawi is between December and March. However, anytime is good to visit this beautiful tropical island.
Langkawi is blessed with a sunny, hot and humid climate with an average high of 32°C (90°F) and a low of 25°C (77°F) throughout the year.
Note: Meteorological data for Langkawi Island is based on weather statistics gathered for the period 2000 to 2020, and is sourced from the Malaysian Meteorological Department at the closest weather station, Langkawi International Airport (LGK), which is located on the west coast of Langkawi Island. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.
Latest update: Langkawi Weather in December: 29 September, 2023
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