Kota Kinabalu Weather in January

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

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

January is in the winter in Kota Kinabalu and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 30°C (85°F), whilst at night 22°C (72°F) is normal.

Kota Kinabalu weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 29.5°C 85°F
Nightly temperature 22.4°C 72.2°F
Average temperature 25.9°C 78.6°F
Daily sunshine 6.4 hrs
Avg rainfall 170 mm 6.7 ins
Rainy days 17 days
Sea temperature 27.8°C 82.1°F
Humidity 83%
Windspeed 7.2kph 5 mph

On average January is the 4th driest month of the year in Kota Kinabalu with around 170mm 6.7 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

January temperatures in Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu average temperature in January

January rainfall

Kota Kinabalu average rain in January

January hourly sunshine

Kota Kinabalu average rain in January

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 January 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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