Main beach, Pasir Panjang, Perhentian Kecil Main beach, Pasir Panjang, Perhentian Kecil – Image courtesy of Lother/Commons

Best time to visit the Perhentians

The best time to visit the Perhentian Islands is between late-February and August, with July and August being the high season.


Perhentian Islands weather

The Perhentian Islands enjoy a hot tropical climate with no dry season. You can expect brief tropical rain showers at anytime. Temperatures average around 30°C (86°F) year round.

April through May is considered the best months for scuba diving.

The Perhentian Islands are affected by the northeast monsoon that brings heavy rainfalls and rough seas between November and February, when ferry transport schedules are restricted and most resorts close.


Seasons

High season: July to August
Low season: March and September.


Perhentian Islands – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) 27 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 27
Ave High Temp (°C) 28 29 30 32 32 32 31 31 31 30 29 28
Ave Low Temp (°C) 22 23 23 23 24 24 23 23 23 23 23 23
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 6 7 8 8 7 7 7 7 6 6 5 4
Daylight (Hrs daily) 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12
Comfort Level Moderately hot icon Moderately hot icon High heat & humidity icon Very high heat & humidity icon Very high heat & humidity icon Very high heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon High heat & humidity icon Moderately hot icon
Ave Humidity (%) 85 85 80 80 80 80 80 80 80 85 85 85
UV Index 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Days with some Rain 10 7 9 11 13 12 14 15 18 20 25 23
Ave Rainfall (mm) 210 100 112 87 113 128 125 172 197 294 604 599
Sea Temp (°C) 27 27 28 29 30 30 29 29 29 29 29 27
(Perhentian Islands, Malaysia) J F M A M J J A S O N D

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: Best time to visit Perhentian Islands: 8 January, 2020


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