Averages for Penang in April

April begins to usher in the first of two rainy seasons for Penang. Until now, the rainfall has been moderate in most cases, but that is about to change. For this month and the next, rainfall is an almost constant before drying out somewhat in summer and then picking up again in autumn. However, much of the Malaysia is like this as well as it is rainy throughout the region during this time of the year.

 

Despite the rain, this can still be a good time to visit because...

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  • Temperature Temperature 28°C 82°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 31°C 88°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 25°C 77°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 240 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 19 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 30°C 86°F

Daily averages for Penang

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
°C 29 29 28 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 28 29 29 29 29 29 29 29
°F 84 84 82 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 84 82 84 84 84 84 84 84 84

April begins to usher in the first of two rainy seasons for Penang. Until now, the rainfall has been moderate in most cases, but that is about to change. For this month and the next, rainfall is an almost constant before drying out somewhat in summer and then picking up again in autumn. However, much of the Malaysia is like this as well as it is rainy throughout the region during this time of the year.

 

Despite the rain, this can still be a good time to visit because the warm weather and precipitation may help to keep some of the crowds away. The average high for this time of the year remains similar to the previous months by reaching 31°C (88°F). This is just slightly warmer than the average overnight low temperature of 25°C (77°F). Overall, the average daily temperature is a warm 28°C (82°F). Additionally, the region experiences an average of eight hours of sunshine per day helping to add to the heat.

 

The waters that are just offshore are also warm enough to almost be considered bath water. There is definitely no need for a wetsuit as water temperatures are a warm 30°C (86°F). As a result, visitors are able to take advantage of snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and windsurfing without having to worry about being too cold.

 

The only blip this time of the year is the amount of rain. The month averages an impressive 240mm of precipitation. This rain will fall over a period of 19 days. As a result, much of the month is wet and may drive some guests indoors. Additionally, some of this rain can fall in torrential, tropical downpours. For most guests, it is a wise idea to have an outdoor plan and an indoor plan in place for the day depending on what the forecast calls for.

 

Where to Stay

 

Located right along one of the most pristine beaches in the world is the Golden Sands Resort. A perfect choice for couples or families, there is a lot to like about this hotel for those of all ages. Children can spend the day exploring the 10,300 square foot Adventure Zone with slides and more. Meanwhile, the adults can enjoy the bar, two restaurants, spa and more. Most sites are within just a few minutes drive and the hotel can help you plan the best way to spend your time thanks to the resort’s tour desk.

 

Designed around the idea of an English mansion, Macalister Mansion features eight rooms for rent as well as common areas such as the dining room, den, living room and cellar. Careful thought was given to each area and room in order to provide the hospitality of an actual home. Each private room is individually decorated and offers plenty of luxuries and amenities. Guests can also enjoy a wide array of food selections and spend time lounging by the outdoor pool.

 

April is a good time of the year to visit Penang and one of the best hotels in the region is the Hotel Penaga. This boutique hotel originally began life as three rows of two story terraced houses. The hotel features several room types as well as a lap pool, library, garden and spa for guests to enjoy. Additionally, the hotel has casual dining as well as a bar and private dining facilities.

 

What to Do

 

Despite the higher rainfall amounts in the month of April, now is still a great time to visit one of the most unique sites in Penang. The Tropical Spice Garden offers adventures for the whole family as guests can explore the lush, tropical gardens spread over several acres, partake in cooking classes, experience more than 500 species of tropical flora and fauna, and shop for premium spice therapy products.

 

This time of the year is also the perfect time to visit if you are a music lover. The Penang World Music Festival takes place during this month and offers not only a myriad of shows over several days by international artists, but also workshops hosted by the artists themselves. Tickets are reasonable and can be purchased for the entire festival or for certain days and events.

 

Hit the Beach

 

Teluk Kampi is the longest stretch of beach in Penang National Park and about an hour’s hike away from Pantai Kerachut. This is the perfect trip for those who are experienced hikers as the trail can be challenging at times. However, with air temperatures hovering around 31°C (88°F), plenty of water will need to be packed for the trip. But once on the beach, visitors can participate in swimming and bird watching. Thanks to calm waters throughout the year, there is never a bad time to visit this beach and enjoy the beautiful sunsets and sunrises. During this time of the year, the area also becomes a breeding ground for green turtles and is a wonderful time to visit.

 

Restaurants and Nightlife

 

One of the most awarded and recognized restaurants in Penang is Ferringhi Garden. The restaurant is the ideal location for a romantic dinner out or to just sit and enjoy the relaxing ambiance with a glass of wine or two. The menu includes a delicious mix of seafood, salads, meats and Asian food that are all tastefully paired with an extensive beer and wine list.

 

Healy Mac’s Irish Bar and Restaurant offers guests a chance to sit inside and enjoy the air conditioning or sit on the veranda while taking in the marina and the sea breeze. Overall, the restaurant is a great combination of a traditional Irish pub, great food and a fun atmosphere. The service is also friendly and prompt and it is easy to spend a few hours here with a few drinks while making some new friends.

 

Long Beach Café is a casual restaurant that offers good food at excellent prices. A great choice for those who are traveling on a budget, there are plenty of choices for those of all ages. Similar in style to a food truck, don’t expect regular restaurant service, but you will get plenty of food and won’t leave hungry.

 

What starts out earlier in the evening transforms into one of the most popular clubs in the city once the sun sets. QEII sits on stilts over the water overlooking the water next to the Penang jetty. After changing over from a fine dining restaurant, the club is home to happening house and dance music. With plenty of floor space to get your grove on, there is no better place to dance the night away than with the sounds of the waves and cool breeze in the background. 

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