Kota Kinabalu weather

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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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When is the best time to go to Kota Kinabalu?

The best time to go to Kota Kinabalu is January, February, March and April based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 29°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Kota Kinabalu29
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  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Kota Kinabalu30
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  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Kota Kinabalu31
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  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Kota Kinabalu31
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  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Kota Kinabalu31
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  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Kota Kinabalu31
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  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Kota Kinabalu31
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  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Kota Kinabalu31
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  • 31°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Kota Kinabalu31
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  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Kota Kinabalu30
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  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Kota Kinabalu30
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  • 30°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Kota Kinabalu30
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Tropical storm risk: Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia typhoon season

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The Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia tropical storm risk chart above shows the typhoon season. The chart was processed from data supplied by the US Meteorological Agency (NOAA). Find out more about our data sources.

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More about Malaysia

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.

What is the flight time to Malaysia from the UK?

The flight time to Malaysia from the UK is typically 13 hours.

What is the time difference between Malaysia and the UK?

The time difference between Malaysia and the UK is GMT+8 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Malaysia?

The main languages spoken in Malaysia are Malaysian and English.

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What is the currency in Malaysia?

The currency in Malaysia is the Malaysian Ringgit (MYR).

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Which plugs are used in Malaysia?

Malaysia uses electrical plug type G (230 Volts) - the same as the UK.

Which side of the road do they drive on in Malaysia?

They drive on the left side of the road in Malaysia.

Compare Kota Kinabalu weather with the USA

Below the Kota Kinabalu weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia and the USA (Washington).

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