When is the best time to go to Sandakan

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Sandakan, Malaysia. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Sandakan weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Sandakan are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Sandakan January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
26°C 443mm 5.4hrs 12.6hrs 28°C

January in Sandakan is generally very wet with the temperature being hot.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Sandakan, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

January is in the winter in Sandakan and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 29°C (85°F), whilst at night 23°C (74°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Sandakan with around 443mm 17.4 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 25 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Sandakan weather in January »

February

Sandakan February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
27°C 278mm 6.1hrs 12.6hrs 28°C

February in Sandakan is generally very wet with the temperature being hot.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Sandakan, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

February is in the winter in Sandakan and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 30°C (85°F), whilst at night 23°C (74°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Sandakan with around 278mm 11 inches of rain making it a very 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 6.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Sandakan weather in February »

March

Sandakan March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
28°C 188mm 7.4hrs 12.8hrs 28°C

The weather in March in Sandakan is characteristically hot, humid and wet.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Sandakan for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

March is in the spring in Sandakan and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 31°C (87°F), whilst at night 24°C (74°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Sandakan with around 188mm 7.4 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Sandakan weather in March »

April

Sandakan April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
28°C 120mm 8.6hrs 12.9hrs 29°C

Sandakan's weather in April is typically hot, humid and damp in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Sandakan.

April is in the spring in Sandakan and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (89°F), whilst at night 24°C (75°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Sandakan with around 120mm 4.7 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Sandakan weather in April »

May

Sandakan May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
29°C 154mm 8.3hrs 13.1hrs 30°C

May is a wet, humid month in Sandakan and the temperature is generally very hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Sandakan for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

May is in the spring in Sandakan and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 33°C (91°F), whilst at night 24°C (75°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Sandakan with around 154mm 6 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Sandakan weather in May »

June

Sandakan June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
29°C 190mm 7.1hrs 12.6hrs 30°C

Sandakan's weather in June is typically hot, humid and wet in nature.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Sandakan for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

June is in the summer in Sandakan and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (90°F), whilst at night 23°C (74°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Sandakan with around 190mm 7.5 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Sandakan weather in June »

July

Sandakan July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
29°C 184mm 7.4hrs 12.6hrs 29°C

July in Sandakan is generally wet with the temperature being hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Sandakan for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

July is in the summer in Sandakan and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (90°F), whilst at night 23°C (74°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Sandakan with around 184mm 7.3 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 7.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Sandakan weather in July »

August

Sandakan August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
29°C 241mm 7.5hrs 12.8hrs 29°C

The weather in August in Sandakan is characteristically hot, humid and very wet.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Sandakan for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

August is in the summer in Sandakan and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (90°F), whilst at night 23°C (74°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Sandakan with around 241mm 9.5 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 18 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Sandakan weather in August »

September

Sandakan September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
29°C 231mm 6.8hrs 12.9hrs 29°C

Sandakan's weather in September is typically hot, humid and very wet in nature.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Sandakan for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

September is in the fall / autumn in Sandakan and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (90°F), whilst at night 23°C (73°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Sandakan with around 231mm 9.1 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 18 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Sandakan weather in September »

October

Sandakan October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
28°C 230mm 6.5hrs 13.1hrs 29°C

October is a very wet, humid month in Sandakan and the temperature is generally hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Sandakan for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

October is in the fall / autumn in Sandakan and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 32°C (89°F), whilst at night 23°C (74°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Sandakan with around 230mm 9.1 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 21 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Sandakan weather in October »

November

Sandakan November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
28°C 300mm 6.2hrs 12.6hrs 29°C

November is a very wet, humid month in Sandakan and the temperature is generally hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Sandakan for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

November is in the fall / autumn in Sandakan and is typically the 2nd 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.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Sandakan with around 300mm 11.8 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 24 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Sandakan weather in November »

December

Sandakan December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
27°C 435mm 5.6hrs 12.6hrs 29°C

December in Sandakan is generally very wet with the temperature being hot.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Sandakan, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

December is in the winter in Sandakan and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 30°C (86°F), whilst at night 23°C (74°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Sandakan with around 435mm 17.1 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 26 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Sandakan weather in December »

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Sandakan weather stats

Sandakan weather statistics
Hottest month: May 32.3°C 90.1°F
Driest month: April 120mm 4.7ins
Sunniest month: April 8.6hrs
Coldest month: January 29.2°C 84.6°F
Wettest month: January 443mm 17.4ins
Warmest sea: May 29.5°C 85.1°F
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