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Kuala Lumpur Weather in December, Malaysia


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Kuala Lumpur Averages December

  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month


  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    6 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    20 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years


    250 mm

Kuala Lumpur Daily Averages December

December, 2024

1 Avg 28º 82º
2 Avg 27º 81º
3 Avg 27º 81º
4 Avg 27º 81º
5 Avg 28º 82º
6 Avg 28º 82º
7 Avg 27º 81º
8 Avg 27º 81º
9 Avg 28º 82º
10 Avg 27º 81º
11 Avg 28º 82º
12 Avg 28º 82º
13 Avg 28º 82º
14 Avg 28º 82º
15 Avg 28º 82º
16 Avg 28º 82º
17 Avg 28º 82º
18 Avg 28º 82º
19 Avg 27º 81º
20 Avg 27º 81º
21 Avg 28º 82º
22 Avg 27º 81º
23 Avg 28º 82º
24 Avg 27º 81º
25 Avg 27º 81º
26 Avg 28º 82º
27 Avg 27º 81º
28 Avg 27º 81º
29 Avg 28º 82º
30 Avg 28º 82º
31 Avg 28º 82º
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What's the Weather Like in Kuala Lumpur in December

Visited by millions for its perfect weather, unique culture and high quality of life, Kuala Lumpur is one of the few alpha world cities and one of the top tourist destinations in Southeast Asia.


In December, countless tourists flock to Kuala Lumpur to celebrate Christmas and welcome the New Year in shorts and shirts thanks to the city's year-round fair weather. The average temperature this month is a glorious 27°C, which is actually as "cool" as it ever gets in this city. In the afternoon, the mercury climbs to a high of 31°C on average, while at night, it drops no lower than 23°C on average. All those temperatures stay constant throughout the month.

Sunshine Hours

The sun shines for 6 hours each day on average, which makes this one of the least sunny months of the year, together with November and January. 6 hours of sunshine every single day is not bad, though, considering that this is the eastern monsoon season.


2 out of 3 days0 days in totaluring December are expected to have some rainfall which amounts to a total precipitation of 250mm throughout the month. This makes it the fourth wettest month of the year, after the two previous months and March, which falls in the western monsoon season. Thunderstorms are still the main type of precipitation. They are recorded on 79% of those 20 days with rainfall. Light rain might occur as well, but only on 15% of those days.

Regardless of the frequent rains, there is a lot to do and see while visiting Kuala Lumpur in December, and outdoor activities are still going strong for those who don't mind the occasional sprinkle.

If you are planning a trip to this iconic city, check out the weather forecast for Kuala Lumpur on our website.

Hotels for Kuala Lumpur in December

GTower Hotel

One of the best hotels to spend Christmas and welcome the New Year while visiting Kuala Lumpur is none other than the GTower Hotel. Boasting unparalleled design and futuristic architecture, the GTower epitomises the progress that has transformed the face of Kuala Lumpur in the last few decades, while also keeping true to the spirit of traditional Malaysian hospitality. As its name implies, the hotel is located inside an ultra-modern tower and offers every high-tech amenity imaginable, from rooftop pools to private "members-only" clubs. The GTower hotel is one of the most inviting and hospitable resorts to spend the festive season in. On Christmas Eve the hotel holds local celebrations and gala parties that will be forever etched into your memory.

Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur

A second recommended hotel for your December vacation, Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur is a five-star accommodation housed in a 23-storey building at Jalan Raja Chulan in the Golden Triangle. The KLCC as well as the Petronas Twin Towers can be reached via the sky bridge. Its amenities are nothing short of impressive, including 515 guestrooms and suites, free Wi-Fi, a fitness centre, a pool, 5 restaurants and bars, no fewer than 19 function rooms, a spa and a grand ballroom.

Melia Kuala Lumpur

Also consider taking a look at the four-star Melia Kuala Lumpur. This excellent hotel has 288 affordable rooms and has a great location near many shopping malls and landmarks. Onsite amenities range from a swimming pool to a piano lounge, two restaurants, a business centre and a ballroom.

Restaurants and Bars for Kuala Lumpur in December

Marini's on 57

One of the top restaurants in Kuala Lumpur is Marini's on 57. This is the highest rooftop bar in Malaysia and a place you will certainly want to check out. It is made up of an exquisite Italian restaurant and a whisky and cigar lounge. Visitors can start off the evening with a refreshing cocktail, a glass of wine or one of their premium whiskys, before having the most scenic of dinners at the award-winning restaurant.

Bijan Bar & Restaurant

Bijan Bar & Restaurant is a hidden gem in the saturated food scene of Kuala Lumpur. This award-winning establishment has a stunning décor that combines traditional design with contemporary elements and serves a wide variety of high-end Malay dishes. Try the rendang daging (spicy meat dish) or the rusuk panggang (grilled short ribs).

Acme Bar & Coffee

For casual, yet sophisticated, meals, Acme Bar & Coffee is a great option. It is located on the ground floor of Troika Sky Dining and features a stylish contemporary décor. Its menu has a wide variety of dishes, many of which are classic Western dishes with a (spicy) Asian twist.

Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur in December

Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower

To enjoy a breath-taking view while greeting the New Year, a visit to the Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower is a must. This tower, which is one of the city's most popular attractions, is second only to the Petronas twins in height and commands an imposing view over the city below. Located at the top of the Bukit Nanas Nature Reserve, it stands 421 metres tall, its observation platform at 276 metres easily overshadowing the Petronas Twin Towers' Sky Bridge when it comes to panoramic views. The views are amazing during the day, but even more extraordinary at night, when the city is all lit up.

Sunway Pyramid Ice Rink

When it rainsnd it definitely will at some point during your December vacationou can still have a great time in this city of endless attractions and highlights. Consider visiting the Sunway Pyramid Ice Rink, a wonderful indoor ice skating rink surrounded by shops and eateries. This is especially popular among young children.