Best Time To Visit Kota Kinabalu - 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:

17-Aug-2018
Today 17 Aug

95

80

Humid and mostly cloudy throughout the day.

Wind:1.69 m/s

Humidity:61%

Precipitation:0%

  • Sat 18 Aug
    95 | 80

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Sun 19 Aug
    95 | 80

    Humid and mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Mon 20 Aug
    93 | 79

    Rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.

  • Tue 21 Aug
    91 | 79

    Humid and mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Wed 22 Aug
    92 | 79

    Humid and overcast throughout the day.

  • Thu 23 Aug
    92 | 78

    Humid and overcast throughout the day.

Month wise Weather in Kota Kinabalu

Average Temperature in Kota Kinabalu by month

  • 80℉
  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 82℉

Minimum temperature: 72℉

Maximum temperature: 93℉

Feb

Average temperature: 81℉

Minimum temperature: 70℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Mar

Average temperature: 81℉

Minimum temperature: 72℉

Maximum temperature: 90℉

Apr

Average temperature: 83℉

Minimum temperature: 73℉

Maximum temperature: 91℉

May

Average temperature: 84℉

Minimum temperature: 73℉

Maximum temperature: 93℉

Jun

Average temperature: 82℉

Minimum temperature: 72℉

Maximum temperature: 93℉

Jul

Average temperature: 82℉

Minimum temperature: 72℉

Maximum temperature: 93℉

Aug

Average temperature: 83℉

Minimum temperature: 72℉

Maximum temperature: 93℉

Sep

Average temperature: 82℉

Minimum temperature: 72℉

Maximum temperature: 91℉

Oct

Average temperature: 82℉

Minimum temperature: 72℉

Maximum temperature: 91℉

Nov

Average temperature: 82℉

Minimum temperature: 73℉

Maximum temperature: 91℉

Dec

Average temperature: 82℉

Minimum temperature: 72℉

Maximum temperature: 91℉

Highest temperature in Kota Kinabalu is recorded as 93.2℉ in January, May, June, July and August.

Lowest temperature in Kota Kinabalu is recorded as 69.8℉ in February.

Average Humidity in Kota Kinabalu by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 75%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Feb

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 65%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Mar

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 73%

Maximum Humidity: 87%

Apr

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 74%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

May

Average Humidity: 84%

Minimum Humidity: 76%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Jun

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 76%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Jul

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 70%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Aug

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 69%

Maximum Humidity: 91%

Sep

Average Humidity: 83%

Minimum Humidity: 73%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Oct

Average Humidity: 83%

Minimum Humidity: 77%

Maximum Humidity: 92%

Nov

Average Humidity: 85%

Minimum Humidity: 79%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Dec

Average Humidity: 81%

Minimum Humidity: 73%

Maximum Humidity: 88%

Most humid month in Kota Kinabalu is November.

Least humid month in Kota Kinabalu is February.

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