Kota Kinabalu Weather in December

What's the weather like in Kota Kinabalu (Sabah) in December 2023?

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

December is in the winter in Kota Kinabalu and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 30°C (86°F), whilst at night 23°C (73°F) is normal.

Kota Kinabalu weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 30.1°C 86.2°F
Nightly temperature 22.7°C 72.9°F
Average temperature 26.4°C 79.5°F
Daily sunshine 6.7 hrs
Avg rainfall 240 mm 9.4 ins
Rainy days 21 days
Sea temperature 28.7°C 83.7°F
Humidity 83%
Windspeed 6.8kph 4 mph

On average December is the 5th driest month of the year in Kota Kinabalu with around 240mm 9.4 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 21 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.7 hours of sunshine per day.

December temperatures in Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu average temperature in December

December rainfall

Kota Kinabalu average rain in December

December hourly sunshine

Kota Kinabalu average rain in December

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 December 2023.

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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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