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Average Weather in Kuala Lipis Malaysia

The climate in Kuala Lipis is hot, oppressive, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 71°F to 91°F and is rarely below 68°F or above 93°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the beach/pool score, the best times of year to visit Kuala Lipis for hot-weather activities are from mid July to mid August and from late December to late March.

Temperature

The temperature in Kuala Lipis varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in Kuala LipisJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMwarmwarmwarmhotcomfortable
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Tapachula, Mexico (10,806 miles away); Pucallpa, Peru (12,078 miles); and Iquitos, Peru (12,125 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Kuala Lipis (view comparison).

Clouds

In Kuala Lipis, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Kuala Lipis begins around December 20 and lasts for 3.3 months, ending around March 31. On February 20, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 30% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 70% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around March 31 and lasts for 8.7 months, ending around December 20. On September 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 93% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 7% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Kuala LipisclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Feb 2030%Feb 2030%Sep 87%Sep 87%Dec 2018%Dec 2018%Mar 3119%Mar 3119%overcastpartly cloudymostly cloudymostly clearclear
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Kuala Lipis varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 3.2 months, from September 27 to January 1, with a greater than 54% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 72% on November 8.

The drier season lasts 8.9 months, from January 1 to September 27. The smallest chance of a wet day is 36% on June 29.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 72% on November 8.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Kuala LipiswetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Nov 872%Nov 872%Jun 2936%Jun 2936%Jan 155%Jan 155%Sep 2754%Sep 2754%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Kuala Lipis experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Kuala Lipis. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around December 3, with an average total accumulation of 11.6 inches.

The least rain falls around June 23, with an average total accumulation of 3.9 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Kuala Lipis does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 21 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2017, the shortest day is December 22, with 11 hours, 53 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 22 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Kuala LipisJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 22 minJun 2112 hr, 22 minJun 2112 hr, 7 minSep 2312 hr, 7 minSep 2311 hr, 53 minDec 2211 hr, 53 minDec 22nightnightday
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 6:56 AM on October 27, and the latest sunrise is 31 minutes later at 7:27 AM on February 4. The earliest sunset is at 6:54 PM on November 9, and the latest sunset is 34 minutes later at 7:28 PM on July 19.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Kuala Lipis during 2017.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Kuala LipisJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMOct 276:56 AMOct 276:56 AM7:28 PMJul 197:28 PMJul 19Nov 96:54 PMNov 96:54 PM7:27 AMFeb 47:27 AMFeb 4daynightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The perceived humidity level in Kuala Lipis, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 100% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Kuala LipisJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 25100%Jan 25100%100%Jul 30100%Jul 30miserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggy
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Kuala Lipis experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from December 1 to March 9, with average wind speeds of more than 2.5 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.1 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.8 months, from March 9 to December 1. The calmest day of the year is May 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 1.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Kuala LipiswindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 mph0.5 mph1.0 mph1.5 mph2.0 mph2.5 mph3.0 mph3.5 mph4.0 mph4.5 mphJan 173.1 mphJan 173.1 mphMay 11.9 mphMay 11.9 mphDec 12.5 mphDec 12.5 mphMar 92.5 mphMar 92.5 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Kuala Lipis varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 2.3 months, from February 27 to May 6 and for 1.3 weeks, from October 30 to November 8, with a peak percentage of 49% on March 22. The wind is most often from the south for 4.0 months, from May 6 to September 6, with a peak percentage of 57% on July 26. The wind is most often from the north for 3.7 months, from November 8 to February 27, with a peak percentage of 62% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Kuala LipisNESWENJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%southwestnortheast
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Kuala Lipis throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Kuala Lipis for general outdoor tourist activities is from late December to mid March, with a peak score in the second week of February.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Kuala Lipisbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468105.15.13.73.7 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Kuala Lipis for hot-weather activities are from mid July to mid August and from late December to late March, with a peak score in the second week of February.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Kuala Lipisbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468105.45.44.14.14.34.3precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures in Kuala Lipis are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Kuala LipisJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3warmhotcomfortable
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in Kuala LipisJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F2,000°F4,000°F6,000°F8,000°F10,000°FJan 490°FJan 490°FMar 71,800°FMar 71,800°FDec 3110,397°FDec 3110,397°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from January 22 to March 22, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is February 20, with an average of 6.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 6.9 months, from May 13 to December 11, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 23, with an average of 4.0 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Kuala LipisbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWhFeb 206.2 kWhFeb 206.2 kWhJun 234.0 kWhJun 234.0 kWhMay 134.4 kWhMay 134.4 kWhDec 114.4 kWhDec 114.4 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kuala Lipis are 4.184 deg latitude, 102.047 deg longitude, and 328 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Kuala Lipis contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 515 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 322 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (1,818 feet). Within 50 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (7,165 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Kuala Lipis is covered by cropland (48%) and trees (36%), within 10 miles by trees (64%) and cropland (29%), and within 50 miles by trees (77%) and cropland (18%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Kuala Lipis, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Kuala Lipis.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Kuala Lipis according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Kuala Lipis is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Kuala Lipis and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (32%, 114 kilometers, west); Subang/Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (27%, 130 kilometers, southwest); Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport (25%, 137 kilometers, east); and Sultan Mahmud Airport (17%, 178 kilometers, northeast).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.