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    Kota Kinabalu weather and climate

    Sabah

    Kota Kinabalu weather and climate

     

    Day

    32 °C

     

    Night

    24 °C

     

    Sea

    30 °C

     

    Precipitation

    269 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    17 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    7 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    81 %

     

    Day

    32 °C

     

    Night

    24 °C

     

    Sea

    30 °C

     

    Precipitation

    269 mm

    in month

     

    Rainy days

    17 days

    in month

     

    Daylight

    12 hours

    average

     

    Sunshine

    7 hours

    average

     

    Humidity

    81 %

    Overview: Kota Kinabalu
    Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) in general has a tropical climate. Temperatures during the day are in the range from 30 °C (87 °F) in January to 32 °C (90 °F) in April. The least rainy month in Kota Kinabalu is March with its 9 days of rain, the rainiest month is November, when it rains 22 days. Temperatures during the night go from 23 °C (74 °F) in January to 24 °C (76 °F) in April.

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    Last week's weather in Kota Kinabalu

    The average temperature for the week of 22 April 2024 - 28 April 2024 was 34 °C (93 °F) during the day and 26 °C (79 °F) during the night. The current temperatures are roughly same as the long-term average for Kota Kinabalu, with the daily and nighttime temperatures being 32 °C (90 °F) and 24 °C (75 °F), respectively. The average temperatures observed during different times of day (based on local time) were as below: 7am 27 °C (81 °F), 10am 32 °C (90 °F), 1pm 33 °C (91 °F), 4pm 32 °C (90 °F), 7pm 29 °C (84 °F), 10pm 28 °C (82 °F).

    The week had 5 days without rain, 1 day with light rain and 1 day with moderate rain. During the whole week, total of 11 mm (0.43 in) of precipitation was observed, which is below the long term average for Kota Kinabalu, which is 44 mm (1.73 in). From dawn to dusk, there was an average of 21 % cloud coverage during the day.

    An average wind speed of 1.9 m/s was recorded. Prevailing wind direction(s) were North and South-East. The air pressure was 1004 hpa - 1010 hpa. The air in Kota Kinabalu had an average humidity of 82 %.

    During the daytime (from dawn to dusk), there were in average: 12 hours clear skies and 1 hour rainy weather. At 06:04, on average, the sun rose, and at 18:22, the sun set.

    Weather overview for Kota Kinabalu

    Weather overview

    Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia) in general has a tropical climate. Temperatures during the day are in the range from 30 °C (87 °F) in January to 32 °C (90 °F) in April. The least rainy month in Kota Kinabalu is March with its 9 days of rain, the rainiest month is November, when it rains 22 days. Temperatures during the night go from 23 °C (74 °F) in January to 24 °C (76 °F) in April.

    January weather

    The tourist season slowly starts in Kota Kinabalu. The day temperature reaches its minimum, the value of this measure is 30 °C (87 °F), and the minimum of the night temperature is observable as well, the value of this measure is 23 °C (74 °F). The number of rainy days descents similarly to the previous month, the value of this measure is 14 days. The minimum of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be noticed, the value of this measure is 6 hours.

    February weather

    The descent of the number of rainy days can be observed, with its value being 10 days in Kota Kinabalu, while the minimum of the rainfall amount is observable, with its value of 88 mm (3.48 in). The tourist season is close to its peak, while the dry season slowly starts. The maximum of the humidity can be noticed, with its value being 86 %.

    March weather

    The day temperature starts to rise, with its value of 31 °C (88 °F) in Kota Kinabalu. The ongoing tourist season is noticeable, and the dry season continues as well. The number of rainy days is on its minimum in this month. The number of sun hours (without clouds) rises similarly to the previous month, with its value being 7 hours.

    April weather

    The day temperature is on its maximum, with its value of 32 °C (90 °F) in Kota Kinabalu, and the night temperature is on its maximum as well, with its value being 24 °C (76 °F). The rainfall amount continues to rise, with its value being 152 mm (5.99 in). The tourist season is taking place. The maximum of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be noticed, its value is 8 hours.

    May weather

    The ongoing tourist season is noticeable in Kota Kinabalu. The rise of the number of rainy days can be observed, with its value of 17 days, and the rainfall amount continues to rise too. The beginning of the descent of the number of sun hours (without clouds) could be noticed, with its value of 7 hours.

    June weather

    The tourist season is taking place this month in Kota Kinabalu. The descent of the number of sun hours (without clouds) can be observed, the value of this measure is 7 hours. The rainfall amount continues to rise, with its value of 280 mm (11.01 in). The humidity is on its minimum in this month. The day length reaches its maximum, with its value of 12 hours.

    July weather

    The beginning of the descent of the number of rainy days could be noticed, its value is 17 days in Kota Kinabalu, and the rainfall amount starts to descent as well in July. The tourist season is close to its peak this month.

    August weather

    The tourist season is taking place in Kota Kinabalu. The number of rainy days rise's start could be observed in this month.

    September weather

    The tourist season continues in Kota Kinabalu. The wet season slowly starts. The rainfall amount rise's start could be observed, with its value being 279 mm (10.99 in), while the number of rainy days continues to rise, the value of this measure is 20 days. The number of sun hours (without clouds) descent's start could be observed, with its value being 6 hours.

    October weather

    The number of rainy days rises similarly to the previous month, with its value being 21 days in Kota Kinabalu, while the maximum of the rainfall amount is observable, the value of this measure is 343 mm (13.51 in). The ongoing wet season is noticeable.

    November weather

    There is pending wet season in Kota Kinabalu. The rainfall amount descent's start could be observed, with its value of 291 mm (11.45 in), while the number of rainy days reaches its maximum, the value of this measure is 22 days.

    December weather

    There is pending wet season in Kota Kinabalu. The beginning of the descent of the number of rainy days could be noticed, the value of this measure is 18 days, while the rainfall amount descents similarly to the previous month, with its value of 245 mm (9.64 in). The minimum of the day length is observable, with its value of 12 hours.

    FAQs

    How many sunny hours can I expect in Kota Kinabalu in January?

    In January in Kota Kinabalu, you can expect around 6 hours of sunshine.

    What is the temperature in Kota Kinabalu during the day in February?

    The average daily temperature in February in Kota Kinabalu is 31 °C (87 °F). The great temperature for lying by the sea or pool and sunbathing, everywhere else you will probably be a bit hot. Don't forget to drink during the day, in these temperatures you should hydrate yourself a lot.

    Is it hot in Kota Kinabalu in March?

    In March in Kota Kinabalu, you will enjoy nice warm weather, but it will also be pleasant and you probably won't feel hot.

    What is the night temperature in April in Kota Kinabalu?

    The average night temperature in Kota Kinabalu in April is 24 °C (76 °F). A very pleasant temperature for long evening walks, fun over a drink outside, or doing sports in the morning. If possible, look for a hotel with air conditioning.

    Is May part of the dry season in Kota Kinabalu?

    No, May is not a dry month in Kota Kinabalu, expect rain approximately 17 days in a month.

    Are there good conditions to visit in Kota Kinabalu in June?

    June is a good month to visit Kota Kinabalu. The daily temperatures in this month reach pleasant 32 °C (89 °F). The seawater temperature reaches ideal 30 °C (86 °F). At night, temperatures hover around a pleasant 24 °C (75 °F).

    How many rainy days can I expect in Kota Kinabalu in July?

    There are 17 days, which are rainy in July in Kota Kinabalu, that is, days with precipitation more than 2 mm (0.08 in). Converted to days of the week, this means that it will occur on an average of 3.9 days of the week, or in general - 56 % days.

    What is the sea temperature in August in Kota Kinabalu?

    The sea will reach 30 °C (86 °F) in August in Kota Kinabalu. This temperature is someone's dream come true, while for someone it may no longer be ideal for the purpose of refreshment.

    Is September part of the wet season in Kota Kinabalu?

    Yes, in September in Kota Kinabalu there is a wet season with 20 days, when there is rain in a month.

    How windy is it in Kota Kinabalu in October?

    In October in Kota Kinabalu, there will be an average wind scale of 2. It is rather a milder or unnoticeable wind, therefore it will not bother you during your holiday.

    What is the humidity in Kota Kinabalu in December?

    Humidity in December in Kota Kinabalu is 83 %. This humidity is rather above average, but except for sensitive individuals, it should not be a problem.

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