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.
|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|
|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.
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 2023.
Best places to visit in January
|Hottest month:||May||31.2°C 88.2°F|
|Driest month:||February||97mm 3.8ins|
|Coldest month:||January||29.3°C 84.7°F|
|Wettest month:||October||316mm 12.4ins|