Best Time To Visit Kota Kinabalu

Best Time To Go To Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu experiences tropical rainforest climate with constant temperature throughout the year. However, this place does experience heavy rainfall in certain seasons, but the humidity is never far behind. There is rain throughout the year in the city and days range from warm to hot and humid. There are basically two types of seasons:

  • Dry season: May to September & November to March are the dry season in Kota Kinabalu with June being the driest month. If you are travelling in this season, make sure you carry sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat to protect yourself from the scorching heat. Hence, if you are coming Kota Kinabalu in this season be prepared to face the rush of this peak season.
  • Wet season: This season usually comes between April to May and November. During this season, the rainfall tends to switch between early morning hours and late afternoon period. Though the climate is more humid as compare to dry season, there is less chance of facing the tourist crowd on the road.

So, Kota Kinabalu can be visited at any time of the year. However, to be specific dry season, especially June to August is considered as the best time to visit Kota Kinabalu.

Climate in Kota Kinabalu

Know weather for your travel dates:

20-Jan-2018
oF | oC
Today 20 Jan

32oC

25oC

Humid throughout the day and mostly cloudy overnight.

Wind:1.51 m/s

Humidity:81%

Precipitation:0.12%

  • Sun 21 Jan
    31oC | 25oC

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Mon 22 Jan
    31oC | 25oC

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Tue 23 Jan
    30oC | 25oC

    Overcast throughout the day.

  • Wed 24 Jan
    31oC | 25oC

    Overcast throughout the day.

  • Thu 25 Jan
    32oC | 26oC

    Humid and mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Fri 26 Jan
    31oC | 26oC

    Humid and overcast throughout the day.

Month wise Weather in Kota Kinabalu

Average Temperature in Kota Kinabalu by month

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  • 30o
  • 20o
  • 10o 0o
Jan

Average temperature: 28oC

Minimum temperature: 24oC

Maximum temperature: 32oC

Feb

Average temperature: 26oC

Minimum temperature: 22oC

Maximum temperature: 29oC

Mar

Average temperature: 27oC

Minimum temperature: 24oC

Maximum temperature: 31oC

Apr

Average temperature: 27oC

Minimum temperature: 23oC

Maximum temperature: 31oC

May

Average temperature: 29oC

Minimum temperature: 26oC

Maximum temperature: 34oC

Jun

Average temperature: 28oC

Minimum temperature: 24oC

Maximum temperature: 32oC

Jul

Average temperature: 29oC

Minimum temperature: 23oC

Maximum temperature: 33oC

Aug

Average temperature: 29oC

Minimum temperature: 25oC

Maximum temperature: 34oC

Sep

Average temperature: 29oC

Minimum temperature: 25oC

Maximum temperature: 33oC

Oct

Average temperature: 27oC

Minimum temperature: 22oC

Maximum temperature: 32oC

Nov

Average temperature: 28oC

Minimum temperature: 24oC

Maximum temperature: 33oC

Dec

Average temperature: 28oC

Minimum temperature: 24oC

Maximum temperature: 32oC

Highest temperature in Kota Kinabalu is recorded as 34oC in May and August.

Lowest temperature in Kota Kinabalu is recorded as 22oC in February and October.

Average Humidity in Kota Kinabalu by Month (in %)

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Jan

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 76%

Maximum Humidity: 84%

Feb

Average Humidity: 88%

Minimum Humidity: 88%

Maximum Humidity: 88%

Mar

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 80%

Maximum Humidity: 82%

Apr

Average Humidity: 84%

Minimum Humidity: 81%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

May

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 76%

Maximum Humidity: 80%

Jun

Average Humidity: 83%

Minimum Humidity: 77%

Maximum Humidity: 88%

Jul

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 78%

Maximum Humidity: 80%

Aug

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 77%

Maximum Humidity: 82%

Sep

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 79%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Oct

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 78%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Nov

Average Humidity: 85%

Minimum Humidity: 82%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Dec

Average Humidity: 84%

Minimum Humidity: 81%

Maximum Humidity: 85%

Most humid month in Kota Kinabalu is February.

Least humid month in Kota Kinabalu is May.

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