Annual Rainfall: 2,266 mm
Maximum Temperature: 37°C
Minimum Temperature: 19°C
Since KL is located in the western region of Peninsular Malaysia, it is
guarded by the Titiwangsa Mountains on the east and Indonesia's Sumatra
Island on the west. Probably that's why Kuala Lumpur is marked by
equatorial climate all over the year. Such type of weather is
characterized by heavy humidity, together with hot climate and ample of
rain. Here, the temperature normally varies from 30°C to 34°C
during the day and 25°C to 28°C during the night. However, as
soon as rain showers drench the conurbation, the temperature falls down.
Kuala Lumpur receives most of its rainfall from the southwest monsoon,
i.e. from September to April. The eastern monsoon gets stronger between
October and January, in conjunction with heavy rains and thunderstorms.
It suggests that for most of the year, KL gets rain showers and sporadic
thunderstorms. The driest months are May, June and July, when there is a
little relief from heavy downpour. Even the dry months receive an
average rainfall of 125 mm per month.
Though the storms are comparatively shorter, the showers actually bring
a cooling atmosphere to the capital city. Temperatures usually remain
constant and hardly any drastic change is visible. The maximum
temperatures linger between 31°C and 33°C, while minimums
float between 22°C and 23.5°C. KL has never experienced
temperature beyond 37°C and below 19°C. Whenever there is a
heavy rainfall, flooding is a regular affair in the city, particularly
in the city centre and downstream areas.