What's The Weather Like In Penang In February
Rainfall amounts are still down in the month of February making it a good time to visit the region. This can be especially true if you are planning a lot of outdoor excursions that might otherwise have to be cancelled with too much rainfall. However, with any outdoor activity, be sure to take plenty of fluids as the heat and humidity are high throughout the month.
Once again, this is one of the drier months of the year with only 70mm of rain expected. Despite what the calendar says, temperatures are well above the freezing mark and there is no chance of frozen precipitation.
The rain is spread over an average of just 9 days. If you are planning on being outside, be sure to check the extended forecast to make sure you won't run into one of those days. If it will be raining, visitors may need to make adjustments to their plans while on holiday.
Temperatures remain very warm for Penang with an average daily temperature of 28°C (82°F). Temperatures are warm throughout the day with overnight lows only bottoming out at an average of 24°C (75°F). Afternoon temperatures are also very similar to the previous month with highs reaching an average of 31°C (88°F).
With such warm and humid conditions, visitors will need to pack accordingly and bring items that are lightweight in nature. Much of the region is also experiencing similar temperatures if visitors feel like island hopping while in the area.
The warm temperatures on land also translate to the sea during this time of the year. The average seawater temperature is 29°C (84°F). As a result, visitors cannot only take advantage of the beach, but also enjoy a myriad of water sports. Additionally, with 9 hours of sunshine each day, there is plenty of time to catch some rays.
Penang Hotels In February
Timeless, beautiful and romantic; Seven Terraces is a boutique hotel that takes luxury to a whole other level. Located in the heart of George Town, this newly opened hotel features 18 suites that have some of the finest views in the city. Guests can enjoy the hotel's lap pool, full bar, and Asian fusion dining room. All suites come equipped with air conditioning, antique furnishings, flat screen TV and artwork. Located just minutes from numerous historical sites, this hotel is second to none.
Another small boutique hotel that is one of the best in George Town is Muntri Mews. The hotel features large rooms with all the comforts of home including a private bath and comfortable beds. The staff is warm and accommodating and willing to go the extra mile to make sure that the guest's needs are taken care of. Additionally, the hotel is home to one of the best restaurants in the city. However, if guests want to get out, the hotel is just steps away from shopping, restaurants and sites.
Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Visitors can certainly not go wrong with a stay at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel. Known locally as the E&O, this hotel has been a luxurious mainstay for years and pays homage to its British roots. Guests will have every amenity at their fingertips including a gym, spa, yoga classes, cooking classes and more. The rooms are immaculately decorated with all the comforts of home.
Penang Beaches For February
Located just off the southeast coast of Penang, Palau Jerejak is a tropical island with spectacular beaches and a rainforest that hasn't changed for 400 years. This 3620 hectare island is the largest of the islands surrounding Penang and has a colorful history that visitors will also enjoy exploring.
In addition to the picturesque beaches, many visitors come to the island for a number of other activities including kayaking, paintball, jungle-trekking, beach volleyball and water polo. With an average air temperature of 28°C (82°F) during this time of the year, now is a good time to spend the day outdoors.
Bars And Restaurants
Jawi House Café and Gallery
Jawi House Café and Gallery always has exceptional food in a wonderful atmosphere. Reservations are recommended and the menu includes such dishes as sandwiches and traditional Malay or Indonesian rice. The dishes are well priced and the restaurant is tastefully decorated and clean with a friendly staff.
Living Room Café Bar and Gallery
With a good mix of tourists and locals, Living Room Café Bar and Gallery is a great place to listen to live music and enjoy homemade dishes in a quirky atmosphere. This little gem has both local dishes as well as international food such as fish and chips. For live music, be sure to stop by on the weekend when the place is really jumping.
Soho Free House
A local for many regulars, Soho Free House is a British tavern that offers an all-day happy hour along with plenty of promotions. The bar is designed as a speakeasy and guests can enjoy well-priced cocktails as well as beer. Additionally, there's a pool table and plenty of outdoor seating for people watching or just relaxing.
Things To Do In Penang In February
St. George's Church
Penang has no shortage of religious buildings to see and enjoy while on a February holiday. There are churches, Indian temples, elaborate Buddhist temples and magnificent mosques all within walking distance of each other. Some of the more popular include St. George's Church that was built in 1816, kek Lok Si Temple, or Snake Temple with live snakes inside. Many offer tours for visitors to be able to get a closer look as well as services to attend.
Penang's National Park
With only 70mm of precipitation expected during the month, now is the time to spend plenty of time outdoors at Penang's National Park in Pantai Acheh. It is the smallest national park in the country, but it still has some of the prettiest sights. There are plenty of attractions such as white sand beaches that are perfect for fishing and swimming. Jungle trekking is also popular at this site as are visits to the lighthouse that was built in 1883.