Kota Kinabalu Weather in September

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

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

September is in the fall / autumn in Kota Kinabalu and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 31°C (87°F), whilst at night 23°C (74°F) is normal.

Kota Kinabalu weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 30.7°C 87.2°F
Nightly temperature 23.2°C 73.7°F
Average temperature 26.9°C 80.4°F
Daily sunshine 6.4 hrs
Avg rainfall 290 mm 11.4 ins
Rainy days 22 days
Sea temperature 29.4°C 85°F
Humidity 81%
Windspeed 6.8kph 4 mph

On average September is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Kota Kinabalu with around 290mm 11.4 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 22 days, although this may vary considerably.

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

September temperatures in Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu average temperature in September

September rainfall

Kota Kinabalu average rain in September

September hourly sunshine

Kota Kinabalu average rain in September

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 September 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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