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
    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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