Weather Averages for Penang in August
Averages for Penang in August
August is in the middle of Malaysia’s wet season, although not the worst month of it. The warm temperatures remain with a range from 24 degrees Celsius up to 30 degrees. However, you should expect 17 days out of the month to be rainy as 190 mm of rain falls on the region during the month. On the days when it isn’t raining, an average of eight hours of sunshine bask the region in warmth.
Located on the shores of the northern coast of Penang Island, the Hard Rock Hotel Penang is an affordable choice for those looking for a familiar, comfortable experience. It may not be very close to the traditional experience in Penang, but this hotel is family-friendly and offers attractions for parties of all kinds. Regardless of the hotel theme, the hotel is located right on the beach, a feature that is hard to deny at a reasonable price.
August brings a number of events and festivals to Malaysia. On August 31st, the entire nation celebrates Malaysia National Day—the country’s day of independence. You can expect to see even more vibrant colours and celebrations to herald the day their nation was freed. Special to region, the Penang Cultural Festival occurs all month long and heralds the nation’s identity and culture. Concerts, shows and performances are held all month long across the region.
Beat the rain and make a trip to the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion. This mansion, listed as one of Lonely Planet’s ‘greatest mansions’, is now a museum and a testament to the history of the building itself. Almost destroyed before being saved by a local businessman, this mansion is remarkably beautiful and filled with local treasures that illustrate its history.
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