The climate in Sandakan during January can be summarized as hot, humid and very wet.
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.
|Daytime temperature||29.3°C 84.7°F|
|Nightly temperature||23.3°C 73.9°F|
|Average temperature||26.3°C 79.3°F|
|Daily sunshine||5.4 hrs|
|Avg rainfall||443 mm 17.4 ins|
|Rainy days||25 days|
|Sea temperature||28.1°C 82.5°F|
|Windspeed||9.7kph 6 mph|
On average January is the wettest 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.
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 Sandakan in January 2023.
|Hottest month:||May||32.3°C 90.1°F|
|Driest month:||April||120mm 4.7ins|
|Coldest month:||January||29.2°C 84.6°F|
|Wettest month:||January||443mm 17.4ins|