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UV Index in Kuala Lumpur

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Today's UV index in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Malaysia will be up to 11.2, indicating a extreme level of sun exposure for the average person. Check the annual sun radiation in the city and our tips for today to make sure you're safe in the sun.


Today's tips

UV index at 11.2 in Kuala Lumpur means extreme risk; limit outdoor time from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., use shade, protective clothing, SPF 30+ sunscreen, and sunglasses; watch for bright surfaces like water and snow increasing UV exposure.

Kuala Lumpur's UV Index

The UV index in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, typically stays at a high level throughout the year, with readings often reaching extreme levels during peak sunlight hours. This is due to the city's equatorial location.

Weather Seasons

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Kuala Lumpur has two main seasons: the dry season (May to September) and the wet season (October to April). However, rain can occur at any time, and the city experiences a lot of annual precipitation. Temperatures remain warm year-round, usually within the 70s to 90s Fahrenheit (20s to mid-30s Celsius).

Kuala Lumpur's Climate

Compared to its region and neighboring countries, Kuala Lumpur is hotter and wetter than many other Southeast Asian cities. While other equatorial cities like Singapore and Jakarta share similar climates, cities farther north in Thailand and Vietnam, such as Bangkok and Hanoi, have cooler and drier winters. This is because of Kuala Lumpur's location near the equator.

Annual Sun Radiation

The chart below displays the average Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each month of the last year in Kuala Lumpur. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.


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