Kota Kinabalu Weather in August

What's the weather like in Kota Kinabalu (Sabah) in August 2024?

The climate in Kota Kinabalu during August can be summarized as hot, humid and very wet.

August is in the summer in Kota Kinabalu and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 31°C (88°F), whilst at night 23°C (74°F) is normal.

Kota Kinabalu weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 30.9°C 87.5°F
Nightly temperature 23.2°C 73.7°F
Average temperature 27°C 80.6°F
Daily sunshine 6.8 hrs
Avg rainfall 246 mm 9.7 ins
Rainy days 18 days
Sea temperature 29.5°C 85.1°F
Humidity 82%
Windspeed 7.2kph 5 mph

On average August is the 6th driest month of the year in Kota Kinabalu with around 246mm 9.7 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 18 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.8 hours of sunshine per day.

August temperatures in Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu average temperature in August

August rainfall

Kota Kinabalu average rain in August

August hourly sunshine

Kota Kinabalu average rain in August

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Kota Kinabalu in August 2024.

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Kota Kinabalu weather stats

Kota Kinabalu weather statistics
Hottest month: May 31.2°C 88.2°F
Driest month: February 97mm 3.8ins
Sunniest month: April 8.5hrs
Coldest month: January 29.3°C 84.7°F
Wettest month: October 316mm 12.4ins
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