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Best time to visit Kota Kinabalu
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The weather guide for Malaysia (Kota Kinabalu) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.
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Which is the hottest month in Kota Kinabalu?
The hottest time of year in Kota Kinabalu is normally May. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 31°C with very high heat and humidity.
Which month has the most rain in Kota Kinabalu?
In terms of rainfall, October is usually the wettest month in Kota Kinabalu with 316mm on average. There are normally 23 days in October with some rain.
When is it sunniest in Kota Kinabalu?
The sunniest time of year in Kota Kinabalu is normally April with bright sunshine on average for 65% of daylight hours; that's 8 hours of sunshine per day.
When is the sea warmest in Kota Kinabalu?
The sea is usually at its warmest in Kota Kinabalu in June when the water temperature reaches 30°C.
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