Best time to visit Tioman Island

The best time to visit Tioman Island is from mid-January to late-March.

Tioman is hot and humid year-round. You can expect rainfall throughout the year in Tioman, however, rain generally arrives in heavy late-afternoon downpours, leaving the rest of the day sunny and dry.

The drier season lasts from early-January through to mid-May. The month with the fewest wet days in Tioman Island is February, with an average of 9 days with some rain.

Daytime temperatures average 26°C (78°F), with 85 per cent humidity.

Which is the hottest month in Tioman Island?
The hottest month of the year in Tioman Island is normally May, when maximum daytime temperatures usually reach 31°C (87°F), with high heat and humidity and low of 24°C (75°F).

The hot season lasts from mid-April to mid-July, with an average daily high above 30°C (86°F).

Which is the coldest month in Tioman Island?
The coldest month of the year at Tioman Island is December, with an average daily high of 28°C (82°F) and a low of 24°C (75°F).

The cooler season lasts from early-December to mid-February, with an average daily high temperature below 28°C (82°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Tioman Island?
The sunniest time of year in Tioman Island is usually March with an average of seven hours of sunshine per day; that's on average 60% of daylight hours.

Which month has the most rain in Tioman Island?
December is usually the wettest month in Tioman Island with 358mm of rainfall on average. There are normally 22 days in December with some rain. However, the month with the most wet days is usually November, with an average of 24 days with some rainfall.

The wet season lasts from mid-May through December, with a greater than 56% chance of a given day being a wet day.

When is the sea warmest in Tioman Island?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Tioman Island in May when the water temperature reaches 30°C (86°F).

Which is the windiest month in Tioman Island?
The windiest month of the year in Tioman Island is January, with an average hourly wind speed of 22 kilometres per hour (11 knots).

The windy part of the year lasts from December through to early-March, with average wind speeds of more than 16 kilometres per hour (8 knots).

The less-windy time of year lasts from early-March through to late-November. The calmest month of the year in Tioman Island is April, with an average hourly wind speed of 10 kilometres per hour (5 knots).

The predominant average hourly wind direction varies throughout the year in Tioman Island.


Tioman Island – Monthly Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average daily max temp (°C)
27 28 29 30 31 31 30 30 30 29 29 28
Average daily min temp (°C)
24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24
Daily hours of sunshine
6 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 4
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 (%)
85 85 85 85 85 85 85 85 85 85 85 85
UV Index (max)
11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11 11 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+ 11+
Number of days with some rainfall
14 9 12 15 17 14 15 16 18 21 24 22
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
177 102 113 113 133 113 113 123 142 183 287 358
Average wind speed (km/h)
22 19 14 10 11 13 15 15 13 10 13 20
Average daily sea temp (°C)
27 27 28 29 30 29 29 29 29 29 29 28
Tioman Island, Malaysia

Holiday seasons

High season: July through August, due to Malaysian and Singapore public and school holidays.
Low season: December and January.


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 Tioman: 11 July, 2022




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