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The climate in Malaysia is typically tropical; annual southwest (April to October) and northeast (October to February) monsoons. The terrain: coastal plains rising to hills and mountains. For Kuala Lumpur in January the daily average maximum temperatures is 32°C with the average minimum 23°C, while in June the average maximum is 33°C with a minimum of 24°C. The wettest month for Kuala Lumpur is November with an average of 333.0mm of precipitation falling while the driest month is June with 139.4mm falling.
The information presented below gives detailed historical monthly average weather conditions along with exceptional weather occurrences. To maintain relevance to current weather trends the displayed information has been calculated using data collected over the past two decades. The climate profile is taken from closest available data source to Miri.
Throughout the month of December daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 29°C that's about 85°F. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 24°C, that's 74°F.
In recent times the highest recorded temperature in December has been 34°C that's 93°F, with the lowest recorded temperature 11°C, about 51°F.
The average daily relative humidity for December is around 86%.
The Heat Index is a measure of how hot it feels when relative humidity is added to actual air temperature. From this a comfort level is calculated providing categories on how heat conditions might adversely affect someone.
Comfort Levels: Given average maximum temperatures and humidity levels caution is advised. Fatigue is possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity for those in high risk groups of possible heat disorders (see heat index for more information).
The average monthly amount of precipitation has been recorded at around 294 mm, that's 12 inches. Throughout the month you can expect to see rain or drizzle falling on 20 days of the month.
The average daily wind speed in December has been around 7 km/h, that’s the equivalent to about 4 mph, or 4 knots. In recent years the maximum sustained wind speed has reached 78 km/h, that’s the equivalent of around 48 mph, or 42 knots.
On average the month of December is not affected by foggy conditions.
The following charts show yearly weather trends with information on monthly weather averages and extremes.
The chart below plots the average high and low temperature for each month of the year. It also shows the maximum and minimum recorded temperatures.
The chart below plots the average monthly precipitation amount.
The chart below plots the average number of days in any month that you can expect to see rain falling.
The chart below plots the average daily wind speed you can expect for any month. It also shows the maximum recorded sustained wind speed for each month.