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Average Weather at Langkawi International Airport Malaysia

At Langkawi International Airport, the temperature typically varies from 77°F to 91°F over the course of the year, and is rarely below 74°F or above 94°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature with percentile bands, 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

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The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 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.

Sun

The length of the day at Langkawi International Airport does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 29 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 45 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 30 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

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 7:04 AM on May 24, and the latest sunrise is 34 minutes later at 7:38 AM on February 2. The earliest sunset is at 7:00 PM on November 12, and the latest sunset is 40 minutes later at 7:40 PM on July 16.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Langkawi International Airport during 2017.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

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.

Clouds

At Langkawi International Airport, 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 at Langkawi International Airport begins around December 2 and lasts for 3.6 months, ending around March 22. On January 20, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 35% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 64% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around March 22 and lasts for 8.4 months, ending around December 2. On May 10, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 94% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 6% of the time.

Cloud Cover

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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 at Langkawi International Airport varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 8.2 months, from April 7 to December 12, with a greater than 43% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 77% on October 19.

The drier season lasts 3.8 months, from December 12 to April 7. The smallest chance of a wet day is 10% on January 25.

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 77% on October 19.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

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 in the year. Langkawi International Airport experiences very significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year at Langkawi International Airport. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 5, with an average total accumulation of 9.2 inches.

The least rain falls around January 30, with and average total accumulation of 1.0 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.

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 at Langkawi International Airport, 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, staying within 1% of 99% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

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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 at Langkawi International Airport experiences mildly seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from November 19 to February 23, with average wind speeds of more than 4.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.1 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.9 months, from February 23 to November 19. The calmest day of the year is April 23, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

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 at Langkawi International Airport varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 7.1 months, from April 1 to November 3, with a peak percentage of 84% on September 8. The wind is most often from the east for 4.9 months, from November 3 to April 1, with a peak percentage of 80% on January 15.

Wind Direction

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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).

Water Temperature

Langkawi International Airport is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 2°F of 85°F throughout.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line) with percentile bands, 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 2.1 months, from January 11 to March 15, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is February 20, with an average of 6.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 6.8 months, from April 30 to November 23, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.3 kWh. The darkest day of the year is July 3, with an average of 3.8 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

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 Langkawi International Airport are 6.330 deg latitude, 99.729 deg longitude, and 20 ft elevation (map ).

The topography within 2 miles of Langkawi International Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 443 feet, and an average elevation above sea level of 30 feet. Within 10 miles contains large variations in elevation (2,874 feet). Within 50 miles also contains large variations in elevation (2,894 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Langkawi International Airport is covered by cropland (55%) and water (28%), within 10 miles by water (57%) and trees (21%), and within 50 miles by water (78%) and cropland (13%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather at Langkawi International Airport, 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

Langkawi International Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.

In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.

The stations on which we may fall back are Khoun Khan, Sultan Abdul Halim Airport, Tha Akatsayan Hat Yai, Butterworth Airport, Penang International Airport, Trang Airport, and Sanam Bin Songkhla.

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 .