Kota Kinabalu monthly weather averages

Average daytime temperature

The bar chart below shows the average monthly peak daytime temperatures at Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu average temperature chart (Celsius) Kota Kinabalu average temperature chart (Fahrenheit)
Average monthly temperatures in Kota Kinabalu (degrees centigrade and fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
°C 29.3 29.7 30.4 31.1 31.2 30.8 30.5 30.7 30.5 30.2 30.1 29.9
°F 84.7 85.4 86.7 88 88.2 87.5 86.9 87.2 86.8 86.4 86.1 85.9

Please note: these are the average peak daytime temperatures (usually around mid-afternoon) so do not show daytime / night highs and lows. To see the daily range of temperatures have a look at the temperature max / min chart below.

Average rainfall & rainy days

The graph below shows the average rainfall and number of rainy days per month.

Kota Kinabalu monthly rainfall chart (mm) Kota Kinabalu monthly rainfall chart (inches)
Average monthly rainfall in Kota Kinabalu (mm and inches)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
mm 170 97 103 146 264 277 249 246 290 316 287 240
inches 6.7 3.8 4.1 5.8 10.4 10.9 9.8 9.7 11.4 12.4 11.3 9.4
Rainy days 17 13 11 13 18 18 18 18 22 23 24 21

Average daily sunshine

The bar chart below shows the average daily sunshine hours in Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu average daily sunshine chart
Average daily sunshine Kota Kinabalu
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Hrs sunshine 6.4 7.2 7.9 8.5 7.8 7 7 6.8 6.4 6.5 6.8 6.7

Day / night temperatures

The graph below shows the daily range of temperatures for each month.

Kota Kinabalu average minimum / maximum temperatures (Celsius) Kota Kinabalu average minimum / maximum temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Maximum and minimum daily temperatures in Kota Kinabalu (degrees centigrade and fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 22.4 22.4 22.8 23.5 23.8 23.4 23.1 23.2 23.2 23 23 22.7
Max °C 29.5 29.9 30.6 31.3 31.4 31 30.7 30.9 30.7 30.4 30.3 30.1
Min °F 72.2 72.2 73 74.3 74.8 74.1 73.6 73.7 73.7 73.4 73.3 72.9
Max °F 78.6 79 80.1 81.3 81.7 81 80.4 80.6 80.4 80.1 79.9 79.5

Sea temperature

The graph below shows the average sea temperature.

Kota Kinabalu average sea temperature chart (Celsius) Kota Kinabalu average sea temperature chart (Fahrenheit)
Average sea temperature around Kota Kinabalu in degrees centigrade and fahrenheit
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
°C 27.8 27.4 27.8 29 29.7 29.9 29.6 29.5 29.4 29.3 29.2 28.7
°F 82.1 81.2 82.1 84.2 85.5 85.7 85.2 85.1 85 84.8 84.6 83.7

Wind speed

The graph below shows the average wind speed.

Kota Kinabalu average winspeed by month (km/h) Kota Kinabalu average winspeed by month (mph)
Average wind speed in Kota Kinabalu (mph and kmh)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
km/h 7 7 7 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
mph 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 5 5 4

A monthly average windspeed of over 16km/h or 10mph suggests a location is fairly windy.

Relative humidity

The graph below shows the average relative humidity.

Kota Kinabalu relative humidity averages
Average relative humidity in Kota Kinabalu
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
83% 86% 82% 81% 81% 80% 80% 82% 81% 83% 84% 83%

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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
Warmest sea: June 29.9°C 85.8°F
Map showing location of Kota Kinabalu (5.9749, 116.0724)

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