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Best months for weddings in Malaysia, according to a weather expert

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Getting married is a major milestone filled with excitement and dreams. In Malaysia, where outdoor venues like beautiful gardens and stunning beaches are all the rage, choosing the right date isn’t just about logistics—it’s about dodging raindrops and embracing sunny spells.

Understanding Malaysia’s unpredictable weather is crucial as couples plan their special day amidst nature’s whims.

To help couples select the ideal wedding date, Sinar Daily consulted East Coast Environmental Research Institute (ESERI) and Senior Lecturer Dr Azimah Ismail who shared insights on seasonal rainfall variations and their impact on wedding planning.

Azimah said in Peninsular Malaysia, three primary types of seasonal rainfall variations are observed.

“Most areas on the east coast experience their driest months in June and July, while the heaviest rainfall occurs in Nov, Dec, and Jan.

“This pattern makes the mid-year period a favorable time for weddings on the east coast, while the end of the year might be best avoided,” she said.

The remainder of the Peninsula, excluding the southwest coastal area, experiences two peak rainfall periods.

“The main rainfall peak happens from Oct to Nov, with a secondary peak from April to May,” she said.

Best months for wedding

According to the weather expert, the ideal months for weddings in Malaysia are June to Aug.

During the Southwest Monsoon, the east coast experiences relatively drier conditions, making it a favorable time for outdoor ceremonies.

For Feb to April, it marks the end of the Northeast Monsoon and the beginning of the inter-monsoon period, providing more stable weather with fewer heavy rains.

“February is typically the month with the least rainfall, making it an excellent choice for couples planning an outdoor wedding,” she noted.

Avoid unfavourable weather conditions

Azimah advices couples to be cautious during the Northeast Monsoon (Nov to March) due to the high likelihood of heavy rains.

“Historical data suggests that Oct and Nov are particularly rainy, whereas February typically experiences the least rainfall,” she said.

Prepare for weather disruptions

Azimah also cautions couples to have contingency plans, such as indoor venues or tents, to address unexpected weather changes.

“Always have a backup plan for rain, such as tents or indoor spaces. Choose venues with indoor options or adequate covered areas if planning an outdoor wedding,” she said.

Track weather forecasts

To stay informed about weather conditions leading up to the wedding day, Azimah recommends using reliable resources like the official Meteorological Department Malaysia website and Windy: Wind Map.

“Go to official website Meteorological department Malaysia and Windy: Wind map and Weather forecast,” she said.

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