Tanjung Rhu Beach, Langkawi Tanjung Rhu Beach, Langkawi – Image courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

Langkawi Weather in January

January is one of the best months to visit Langkawi as it falls during the hot, dry season.

You can expect around eight hours of sunshine daily, with the occasional brief afternoon rain shower. Daytime temperatures reach an average high of 33°C (91°F) with a low of 24°C (75°F) at night.

Weather conditions in January are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving.

It’s also a good time for 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 head to the main town, Kuah, for some duty-free shopping.

January is peak-season in Langkawi so you can expect higher hotel prices and the need to book early.


Langkawi – January Weather Averages

Ave Temp (°C) Temperature icon  28°C (82°F)
Ave High Temp (°C) Temperature icon  33°C (91°F)
Ave Low Temp (°C) temperature icon  24°C (75°F)
Sunshine (Hrs daily) sun icon  8 hours per day
Daylight (Hrs daily) 12  12 hours per day
Comfort Level High heat icon  Very high heat & 71% humidity
UV Index 11  Extreme
Days with some Rain umbrella icon  2 days
Ave Rainfall (mm) rain cloud  19mm
Sea Temp (°C) swimming icon  29°C (84°F)
Langkawi, Malaysia

Best time to visit Langkawi

The best time to visit Langkawi is between mid-November and March, although 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 24°C (75°F) throughout the year.

Langkawi Weather Overview


Langkawi – Monthly Review

January February March April
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Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), with additional historical climate data sourced from the Malaysian Meteorological Department.


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Latest update: Langkawi Weather in January: 6 December, 2018


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