May Weather Averages for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
What's the Weather Like in Kuala Lumpur in May
The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, is an exotic yet ultra-modern metropolis that attracts millions of tourist on an annual basis with its unique culture, low prices and unsurpassed entertainment. It is the world's sixth most visited city as well as a bustling financial epicentre of the Asian economy. People love the city for its clean roads, fairweather and cheerful atmosphere, many of them considering Kuala Lumpur to be the jewel...
What's the Weather Like in Kuala Lumpur in May
The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, is an exotic yet ultra-modern metropolis that attracts millions of tourist on an annual basis with its unique culture, low prices and unsurpassed entertainment. It is the world's sixth most visited city as well as a bustling financial epicentre of the Asian economy. People love the city for its clean roads, fairweather and cheerful atmosphere, many of them considering Kuala Lumpur to be the jewel of Southeastern Asia.
In May, Malaysian spring is in full swing. This is the month that marks the beginning of the dry season. May receives 190mm of rainfall in total, the first time that that number has dropped below 200 since last September. May is actually the fourth driest month of the year, after the following three months of June, July and August. However, there are still 17 days with rainfall during this month (or 14 days without rainfall, if you will). The chance that it will rain on any given day in May decreases over the course of the month
While cloud cover remains rather high—it is fairly cloudy all-year round—the sun shines for 8 hours each day on average. The dry season, and all the months that fall within it, is also the sunniest time of the year. This number of 8 daily sunshine hours will remain constant through September.
Temperature-wise, May is a month like all others. The average air temperature is 28°C, which is the case in seven months of the year, from February through to August. At night, the temperature rarely dips below the average low of 24°C, while during the afternoon, average high temperatures of 32°C are recorded.
Anyone planning a visit to this magnificent metropolis should check out our detailed weather forecast.
Hotels for Kuala Lumpur in May
WOLO Bukit Bintang Hotel
A wonderful boutique hotel in the heart of the city, the WOLO Bukit Bintang Hotel lies on the corner of Jalan Bukit Bintang and Jalan Sultan Ismail. This is the premier shopping and entertainment district in Kuala Lumpur—the hotel is surrounded by eight major shopping malls. Featuring a uniquely modern interior design, this suggested hotel has a workout room, a wine and cigar lounge, a French-style bakery and a meeting room.
Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel
The Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel is a luxurious property located close to the city centre and is strongly recommended for your holiday in May. At a short distance, you will find the famous Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the Golden Triangle and the Petronas Philharmonic Hall, while taxi services can get you to the Petronas Twin Towers, the Kuala Lumpur tower and the numerous shopping centres in the city centre.
The Sheraton Imperial features 398 spacious rooms with all modern amenities, including wireless internet access and high-tech air conditioning. Room facilities include voicemail, coffee makers, in-room safe, CD players, ironing boards, mini bars and satellite TVs. The Sheraton features a famous restaurant and cafeteria which attracts visitors from all across the city—hotel guests can have breakfast there free of charge.
With its central location, the wonderful Royce Hotel is a nice place to use as a base during your visit in May. It lies within easy walking distance from KL Sentral Station and is a perfect hotel for both tourists and business travellers. The hotel has 48 rooms with luxurious king-size beds, rain showers, free Wi-Fi, free local phone calls, and flat-screen TVs. Guests can enjoy great food at the Bricks Diner or at the Mile Hi Rooftop Bar & Restaurant.
Restaurants and Bars for Kuala Lumpur in May
Kuala Lumpur's Delucca Restaurant offers an interesting menu that blends Italian with Malaysian cuisine; a must-visit dining venue for fans of strong, unique tastes that challenge culinary norms.
At the Hilton Kuala Lumpur, you can find many excellent restaurants, including Chynna. This Chinese restaurant focuses on specialties from Shanghai, such as a variety of dim sum, butter prawns and black pepper beef. It also has a huge selection of imported wines and Chinese teas.
Another recommended restaurant at the Hilton is Graze, a contemporary European-style restaurant serving traditional dishes prepared with the finest meat and seasonally available produce. Its menu is pork-free. Consider trying their lamb with béarnaise sauce and French fries.
Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur in May
Suria KLCC is located underneath the Petronas Twin Towers and is a six-storey mall complex housing everything from high-end stores to an art gallery, a renowned concert hall, a science museum and a 12-screen movie theatre. It is a hugely popular place in the heart of the city for its sheer variety of shops and entertainment venues, and a place you shouldn't miss during your vacation in May. If it happens to rain, which it might as there are 17 days with rainfall, this is a fantastic place to seek shelter.
Malaysian Houses of Parliament
Visitors interested in history and politics can check out the Malaysian Houses of Parliament, an impressive building complex where the Malaysian parliament assembles, located next to the beautiful Lake Gardens. When parliament is gathered, visitors can get permission at City Hall to watch the discussions and proceedings—keep in mind, though, that wearing smart dress clothing is required.