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    Malaysia - East coast

    Perhentian Islands weather and climate

    Malaysia - East coast

    Perhentian Islands weather and climate

     

    Day

    32 °C

     

    Night

    24 °C

     

    Sea

    30 °C

     

    Precipitation

    140 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    12 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    7 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    81 %

     

    Day

    32 °C

     

    Night

    24 °C

     

    Sea

    30 °C

     

    Precipitation

    140 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    12 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    7 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    81 %

    Overview: Perhentian Islands
    Situated in Malaysia, the Perhentian Islands are renowned for their tropical climate, shaped by the warm waters that surround them. Visitors can enjoy temperatures that escalate from a pleasant 29 °C (84 °F) in the cooler December to an intense 32 °C (90 °F) during the peak of May. The sea's warm embrace ranges from a balmy 27 °C (81 °F) in January to its most inviting at 30 °C (87 °F) in June. When it comes to precipitation, February holds the title for the driest experience with only 8 days of rainfall, while November's downpours, amounting to 24 days, mark it as the wettest period. The transition from day to night rarely sees a drop below 23 °C (74 °F) in January, with the nighttime mercury hitting a high of 24 °C (76 °F) by May.

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    Last week's weather in Perhentian Islands

    Average daily temperature during the week of 22 April 2024 - 28 April 2024 was 30 °C (86 °F), average minimal (night) temperature was 28 °C (82 °F). The current temperatures are slightly below the long-term average for Pulau Perhentian, with the daily and nighttime temperatures being 32 °C (90 °F) and 24 °C (75 °F), respectively. The average temperatures during different times of day (local time) were following: 7am 28 °C (82 °F), 10am 29 °C (84 °F), 1pm 29 °C (84 °F), 4pm 30 °C (86 °F), 7pm 30 °C (86 °F), 10pm 30 °C (86 °F).

    The week had 6 days without rain and 1 day with light rain. During the whole week, total of 0 mm (0.00 in) of precipitation was observed, which is below the long term average for Pulau Perhentian, which is 25 mm (0.98 in). On average, the cloud coverage during daylight hours (from dawn to dusk) was 94 %.

    An average wind speed of 4.3 m/s was recorded. South-East and East were the dominant wind direction(s). The air pressure was 1004 hpa - 1010 hpa. The air in Pulau Perhentian had an average humidity of 77 %.

    During the daytime (from dawn to dusk), there were in average: 0.5 hours partially overcast skies and 12 hours overcast skies. Average time of sunrise was 06:57, average time of sunset was 19:15.

    Weather overview for Perhentian Islands

    Weather overview

    Situated in Malaysia, the Perhentian Islands are renowned for their tropical climate, shaped by the warm waters that surround them. Visitors can enjoy temperatures that escalate from a pleasant 29 °C (84 °F) in the cooler December to an intense 32 °C (90 °F) during the peak of May. The sea's warm embrace ranges from a balmy 27 °C (81 °F) in January to its most inviting at 30 °C (87 °F) in June. When it comes to precipitation, February holds the title for the driest experience with only 8 days of rainfall, while November's downpours, amounting to 24 days, mark it as the wettest period. The transition from day to night rarely sees a drop below 23 °C (74 °F) in January, with the nighttime mercury hitting a high of 24 °C (76 °F) by May.

    January weather

    The tourist season starts off in January at the Perhentian Islands, characterized by the coldest sea temperatures, peaking at 27 °C (81 °F), accompanied by the coolest nocturnal breezes, dabbling at 23 °C (74 °F). The initiation of a decrease in rain can be witnessed, reflected in the dwindling number of wet days at 12 days. High wind speeds are also a feature of this month.

    February weather

    In February, the Perhentian Islands are in full tourist swing, aligning with the onset of the dry season. A gradual incline in day temperatures marks this month, while the minimal rain is evidenced by just 8 days. Concurrently, the amount of rainfall decreases, and an upsurge in sun-drenched hours, amounting to 8 hours, is welcomed.

    March weather

    As the tourist season persists and the dry season looms, March sees the sea warming to 29 °C (83 °F) and daytime temperatures reaching 31 °C (88 °F). An ascent in both the rainfall volume and number of wet days is noted.

    April weather

    April brings a continuation of rising temperatures both on land and in the sea as we approach the peak of the tourist season in the Perhentian Islands. The rainfall amount hits a low with 92 mm (3.63 in), and a mild increment in night temperatures to 24 °C (75 °F) is noted. The zenith of sunny hours peaks at 8 hours.

    May weather

    May heralds the pending close of the tourist season. The day temperature soars to its zenith at 32 °C (90 °F), concurrent with a considerable increase in sea temperature reaching 30 °C (86 °F). The advance in rainy days is observable. Nighttime temperatures peak at 24 °C (76 °F) and the quantity of sunlit hours begins to recede to 7 hours.

    June weather

    June continues the tourist season trend with a further rise in both rainy days and subsequent rainfall, logged at 170 mm (6.68 in). The sea's warmth maxes out at 30 °C (87 °F), while the hours of sunshine gradually decrease to 7 hours. The day's length reaches its longest at 12 hours.

    July weather

    July sees a comparable increase in rainy days to the previous month, totaling 14 days, with rising rainfall amounts too. There looms the pending close of the tourist season.

    August weather

    August's persisting rise in rainy days reaches 16 days, with the sea temperature remaining inviting at 30 °C (86 °F).

    September weather

    The threshold of the wet season is initiated in September, demonstrated by an increase in rainy days, now at 17 days, and a surge in rainfall volume.

    October weather

    With the imminent approach of the wet season, October in the Perhentian Islands brings a decline in day temperatures to 31 °C (87 °F). Rainfall continues its upward trend, while the wind relaxes to its gentlest at 2. Sunny hours diminish as the days shorten.

    November weather

    The wet season edges closer in the Perhentian Islands with a downward trend in day temperatures, while the dipping sea temperatures begin to make themselves known. Rainfall hits new highs with 509 mm (20.06 in), and the pinnacle of wet days is marked at 24 days. Humidity swells to its heftiest average at 85 %.

    December weather

    December experiences the lowest daytime temperatures, while the drop in sea temperature becomes more pronounced at 28 °C (82 °F). The enduring wet season is evident, alongside the shortest sunny hours at 5 hours, and the maximum rainfall is a striking 727 mm (28.62 in). The briefest daylight duration marks the end of the year.

    FAQs

    What is the sea temperature in the Perhentian Islands during January?

    January witnesses the sea in the Perhentian Islands maintaining a temperature of 27 °C (81 °F), which many find quite agreeable for extended periods of swimming.

    Does the weather become excessively hot in February in the Perhentian Islands?

    February in the Perhentian Islands is synonymous with pleasant warmth, offering a comfortable climate that seldom feels overly hot.

    Can I expect high temperatures during the day in March in the Perhentian Islands?

    Prepare for average daily temperatures around 31 °C (88 °F) in March, ideal for lounging by the beach or a pool but potentially overwhelming in less breezy environments.

    Is the Perhentian Islands' April climate considered part of their wet season?

    April in the Perhentian Islands is decidedly not within the wet season; expect around 9 days of rainfall throughout the month.

    What is the average count of rainy days in the Perhentian Islands during May?

    In May, the Perhentian Islands typically experience about 12 days of rainfall.

    What are the visiting conditions like in June for the Perhentian Islands?

    Visitors to the Perhentian Islands in June can expect delightful daytime temperatures of about 32 °C (90 °F) and an ideal sea temperature of 30 °C (87 °F).

    What's the average nighttime temperature in the Perhentian Islands in July?

    Expect July nights in the Perhentian Islands to be comfortably warm, averaging 24 °C (74 °F).

    How many hours of sunshine are typically expected in August in the Perhentian Islands?

    August in the Perhentian Islands promises an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day.

    What level of humidity should I anticipate in the Perhentian Islands for September?

    September in the Perhentian Islands typically registers high humidity levels, averaging 83 %.

    What wind conditions are expected in the Perhentian Islands during October?

    October's wind in the Perhentian Islands is generally mild, averaging about 2.

    What's the projected amount of rainfall in the Perhentian Islands for November?

    November in the Perhentian Islands is expected to be significantly wet, with rainfall reaching a total of 509 mm (20.06 in).

    Is the Perhentian Islands' December climate dry?

    No, December in the Perhentian Islands belongs to the wet season, generally bringing rain on about 21 days each month.

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