Malaysia is a country in South-East Asia, consisting of two parts, separated by the South China Sea. Western Malaysia (or mainland Malaysia) is located on the Malacca Peninsula, bordered by Thailand and Singapore, to Singapore is a dam across the strait. East Malaysia occupies the northern part of the island of Borneo and borders with Indonesia Brunei.
The relief of the mainland Malaysia is predominantly mountainous, formed by several ridges stretching from north to south (the highest point is 2100 m.). Only along the coast, the terrain is flat. The lands of East Malaysia are also mountainous, but volcanic ranges lie more chaotically and are framed by a narrow coastal plain. The highest point of the country is Kinabalu (4101 m), located in the north of Sabah, as part of the Crocker Range.
Malaysia Weather: [simple-weather location=”Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia” days=”2″]
Equatorial climate. The year-round is even and hot weather. Because of the heat, humidity and regular tropical showers, Malaysia is sometimes called a “sauna”. Almost no seasonal climate changes, but the coolest is the time from November to January when the thermometer’s column drops to 26 degrees. In general, the average annual temperature in the country ranges from 25 to 28C. In the coastal areas during the day is 30-36C. In the mountains, the climate is more moderate. Strong, but short rains go all year. The rainy season on the east coast of Malacca (Western Malaysia), in the west of Sarawak and the northeast of Sabah, usually lasts from October-November to February. On the western coast of the country (Langkawi, Penang, Pangkor), the rainy season lasts from April to May and from October to December, but showers are short-lived and therefore the holiday season lasts all year round.
The best time to visit Western Malaysia is the period from late November to early February, and Eastern – May-September.