Best time to visit Pangkor Island

The best time to visit Pangkor Island is during the months of January, February, June and July.

However, anytime from late-December to early-March, and mid-June to mid-August is good for hot-weather activities.


Pangkor Island weather

Pangkor Island has a hot tropical climate with no dry season. You can expect hot, sunny days with cooler nights. Temperatures range from 32°C (86°F) during the day to a night-time low of 23°C (73°F).

Short downpours can happen at any time of the year, but normally last only an hour or two. The wet season lasts from September through to December. The drier season lasts from January through August.

Which is the hottest month in Pangkor Island?
The hottest time of year in Pangkor Island is normally May, with an average daily high temperature above 32.8°C (91°F) with high heat and humidity.

What is the coldest month in Pangkor Island?
December is the coldest month in Pangkor Island, with an average daily temperature of 27°C (80°F) peaking at around 31°C (87°F), with an average night-time low of 23°C (73°F).

What is the sunniest month in Pangkor Island?
The sunniest time of year in Pangkor Island is usually February with eight hours of bright sunshine every day; that's an average 63% of daylight hours.

What is the wettest month in Pangkor Island?
November is usually the wettest month in Pangkor Island with an average rainfall of 250mm. There are normally 21 days in October with some rain.

What is the driest month in Pangkor Island?
June is the month with the least rainfall in Pangkor Island, with 89mm on average. There are usually 10 days with some rain.

June has the longest days of the year, with an average of 12.4 hours of daylight.

When is the sea warmest in Pangkor Island?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Pangkor Island in May when the water temperature reaches 30°C (86°F). The best months for swimming are April, May, June, July and August.

The coldest month to swim is January with an average high sea temperature of 29°C (84°F).

What are the windiest months in Pangkor Island?
The windiest month of the year in Pangkor Island is October, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.8 kilometres per hour (4.7 knots).

The windy part of the year lasts from May to the first week in December, with average wind speeds of more than 7.7 kilometres per hour (4.2 knots).

The less-windy time of year lasts from the second week of December through to April. The calmest month of the year in Pangkor Island is January, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.5 kilometres per hour (3.5 knots).

The predominant average hourly wind direction varies throughout the year: the wind is most often from the east during January; from the west from February to mid-May, and again from mid-September to early-January; and from the south from mid-May to mid-September.


Pangkor Island – Monthly Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average daily max temp (°C)
31 32 32 32 32 32 32 32 31 31 31 31
Average daily min temp (°C)
23 23 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 23
Daily hours of sunshine
7 8 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6
Daily hours of daylight
12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Comfort level
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Average relative humidity (%)
80 79 80 81 80 79 79 79 80 82 82 81
UV Index (max)
12 12 12 12 12 11 12 12 12 12 12 11
Number of days with some rainfall
13 10 14 15 14 10 11 13 16 19 21 19
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
136 110 137 148 134 89 98 125 168 220 250 219
Average wind speed (km/h)
6 6 7 7 8 8 9 8 8 9 8 7
Average daily sea temp (°C)
29 29 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 29 29 29
Pangkor Island, Malaysia

Holiday seasons

High season: Mid-December to February; Low season: October to mid-December


Note: Monthly weather averages – 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: Best time to visit Pangkor Island: 11 July, 2022



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