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Kuala Lumpur Weather in January, Malaysia


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Kuala Lumpur Averages January

  • 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

    16 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


    238.8 mm

Kuala Lumpur Daily Averages January

January 2024 Daily Averages

1 Avg 28º 82º
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What's the Weather Like in Kuala Lumpur in January

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and one of the most impressive cities in Southeast Asia. The whole city is a technological paradise, which also enjoys perfect weather all-year round. Kuala Lumpur is considered an alpha world city as the sixth most visited city in the world. Tourism in Kuala Lumpur is driven by the exotic city's cultural diversity, relatively low costs, and wide variety in both gastronomy and shopping, as well as for its famous entertainment and nightlife.


In January, Kuala Lumpur enjoys mild, welcoming weather even though there are frequent rains. Theafternoon temperature reaches its high peak at about 32°C, while it rarely goes below 22°C at night. The overall average daytime temperature is 27°C this month, which is extremely warm. Mind you, this is one of the "coolest" months of the year. The four previous months of SeptemberOctoberNovember and December also had a 27°C average temperature, while the seven following months will be 28°C warm on averagehe temperature is quite constant in this city.

Sunshine Hours

Due to frequent tropical rainfallhis month falls within the wettest part of the yearnd high percentage of cloud cover, the sun shines for only 6 hours each day. This is one of the least sunny months of the year.


The total monthly precipitation amounts to 239mm with 16 days of the month experiencing some kind of rain. This makes it the sixth wettest of all months. There are, however, also 15 days that remain completely dry.

Hotels for Kuala Lumpur in January

Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur

The Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur hotel offers affordable accommodation in unsurpassed luxury. Situated in the heart of the city, the Shangri-La is a hidden paradise with a huge garden, spacious rooms and very friendly staff. The hotel has become famous for its garden maze as well as its classy restaurant that serves both local and international delicacies. At walking distance from the Shangri-La, you will find sprawling shopping centres, as well as several upscale bars and nightclubs that make the nights in Kuala Lumpur even hotter.

Le Meridien

Situated next to KL Sentral, which is the main transportation hub in the city, Le Meridien is a magnificent five-star hotel wonderful place to base yourself during your holiday in January. Its amenities are world-class, including more than one award-winning restaurant, the largest free-form swimming pool in the city, a fitness studio and several meeting venues.

Novotel Kuala Lumpur City Centre

If you would like to spend some time shopping during your holiday, book yourself a room at the four-star Novotel Kuala Lumpur City Centre. It is situated only a couple of minutes on foot from Pavilion, one of the main shopping malls in the city. It is not only this brilliant location that makes it recommended, though, but also the five function rooms, two restaurants, swimming pool and spa.

Restaurants and Bars for Kuala Lumpur in January

Prime KL

Housed in the Le Meridien Hotel, Prime KL is a multi-award-winning steakhouse, a popular destination for meat lovers. This fantastic restaurant is well-known for its generous portions, hearty dishes and vibrant atmosphere. In addition to steaks, the menu includes other Western dishes such as Caesar salads, clam chowders and seared scallops.

Jalan Alor

One of the city's most renowned streets for food is Jalan Alor. This is where you can find many street food stalls. It is regarded as the best place to go for local food, a street lined with hawker stalls, seafood restaurants and walkways filled with plastic chairs and tables. In addition to the world-class food, the vibrant atmosphere is a major drawcard as well.

Taj Garden Restaurant

Located in Brickfields, the Taj Garden Restaurant is a casual dining restaurant serving north Indian food. Set in a green neighbourhood, its al-fresco dining area is a wonderfully relaxing spot to enjoy a typically Indian dinnerry one of the tandooris, the mutton madras or the chicken chettinad curry. There is a large indoor dining area as well.

Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur in January

Thaipusam Hindu Festival

Every year in January or early February, during the Thaipusam Hindu Festival, the city puts on its best to celebrate. A silver chariot carrying the statue of Lord Muruga is paraded through the city, a procession that starts at the big temple and runs all the way to the Batu Caves, which are located just outside the city. This spectacular celebration attracts millions of tourists and locals recommended outdoor event to attend.

Petrosains Science Discovery Centre

Right next to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, the city's star attraction, lies the Petrosains Science Discovery Centre. This interesting and fun interactive museum showcases the history of petroleum from the age of the dinosaurs to the newest cutting-edge products made from oil. Anyone who wants to learn more about the oil industry or about basically anything related to oil, or anyone who is simply up for an alternative museum experience, is strongly encouraged to visit Petrosains. This is a truly unique museum.