Kota Kinabalu Water Temperature

Kota Kinabalu is a city close to South China Sea. tropical rainforest climate would be the climate here. June is the month with the highest water temperature at 86.4°F / 30.2°C. The month with the lowest is February with an average water temperature of 79.9°F / 26.6°C. The avg. air temperature is around 80.2°F / 26.8°C, May is the month with the highest temperature. January is the coolest with 77.7°F / 25.4°C average air temperature. July is the month with the min. precipitation of 5in / 126.5mm and November with the max. precipitation in a year with 17.8in / 452.7mm. If you plan to visit this place, the month January, February, March, April would be the best time.

Kota Kinabalu Summary

Description Value
Current water temperature 29 °C / 84.2 °F
Warmest Month Water Temperature: June with 30.2°C / 86.4°F
Coldest Month Water Temperature: February with 26.6°C / 79.9°F
Warmest Month Air Temperature: May with 26.8°C / 80.2°F
Coldest Month Air Temperature: January with 25.4°C / 77.7°F
Wettest Month: November with 452.7mm / 17.8in
Driest Month: July with 126.5mm / 5in
Highest Humidity November with 89.5%
Lowest Humidity August with 82.1%
Best Time to Visit: January, February, March, April
Climate Classification tropical rainforest climate

Kota Kinabalu water temperature by month

South China Sea water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°C)

ø. Water

Temperature (°C)

Min. Water

Temperature (°C)

January

28.1 27.5 26.8

February

26.9 26.7 26.5

March

28 27.3 26.8

April

29.6 28.9 28

May

30.4 30 29.5

June

30.4 30.2 29.8

July

30 29.8 29.6

August

29.9 29.7 29.5

September

30 29.7 29.4

October

29.7 29.4 29.2

November

29.6 29.4 29.3

December

29.4 28.9 28

South China Sea water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°F)

ø. Water

Temperature (°F)

Min. Water

Temperature (°F)

January

82.6 81.5 80.2

February

80.4 80.1 79.7

March

82.4 81.1 80.2

April

85.3 84 82.4

May

86.7 86 85.1

June

86.7 86.4 85.6

July

86 85.6 85.3

August

85.8 85.5 85.1

September

86 85.5 84.9

October

85.5 84.9 84.6

November

85.3 84.9 84.7

December

84.9 84 82.4
The warmest water temperature are in June with around 86.4°F / 30.2°C. The coldest in February with an average water temperature of 79.9°F / 26.6°C.

Kota Kinabalu weather today & 14-day weather forecast

Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Jan. 21
Thunderstorm with heavy rain
79 °F
69°F
26 °C
21°C
1mph (1km/h)
south
1in (33mm)
90 %
94%
Jan. 22
Broken clouds
85 °F
68°F
29 °C
20°C
1mph (1km/h)
south-southwest
0in (0mm)
20 %
81%
Jan. 23
Light rain
83 °F
70°F
28 °C
21°C
1mph (1km/h)
south-southwest
0in (7mm)
70 %
86%
Jan. 24
Overcast clouds
85 °F
69°F
29 °C
21°C
1mph (1km/h)
south-southwest
0in (2mm)
35 %
80%
Jan. 25
Moderate rain
85 °F
69°F
29 °C
20°C
1mph (1km/h)
south
0in (11mm)
80 %
77%
Jan. 26
Light rain
83 °F
68°F
29 °C
20°C
1mph (1km/h)
south
0in (6mm)
65 %
85%
Jan. 27
Broken clouds
84 °F
69°F
29 °C
20°C
1mph (2km/h)
south
0in (1mm)
30 %
81%
Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Jan. 28
Few clouds
85 °F
68°F
29 °C
20°C
1mph (2km/h)
south-southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
76%
Jan. 29
Overcast clouds
85 °F
68°F
30 °C
20°C
1mph (2km/h)
south
0in (2mm)
40 %
77%
Jan. 30
Overcast clouds
81 °F
70°F
27 °C
21°C
1mph (1km/h)
south-southwest
0in (1mm)
20 %
77%
Jan. 31
Overcast clouds
80 °F
69°F
27 °C
21°C
1mph (1km/h)
southwest
0in (2mm)
35 %
83%
Feb. 01
Overcast clouds
80 °F
69°F
27 °C
21°C
1mph (2km/h)
southwest
0in (3mm)
45 %
85%
Feb. 02
Heavy rain
84 °F
68°F
29 °C
20°C
1mph (1km/h)
south-southwest
1in (18mm)
85 %
90%
Feb. 03
Overcast clouds
83 °F
68°F
29 °C
20°C
1mph (2km/h)
southwest
0in (1mm)
20 %
84%
Feb. 04
Overcast clouds
84 °F
69°F
29 °C
21°C
1mph (2km/h)
south-southwest
0in (2mm)
40 %
85%
Feb. 05
Overcast clouds
86 °F
69°F
30 °C
21°C
1mph (2km/h)
southwest
0in (0mm)
20 %
76%

Kota Kinabalu weather by month / climate table

Max.

Temperature

°C

ø.

Temperature

°C

Min.

Temperature

(°C)

Precip.

(mm)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

28.2 25.4 23.2 435.1 27 88.8%

February

28.8 25.5 23.2 295.7 24 87.7%

March

28.8 26 23.5 337.4 26 87.2%

April

29.3 26.6 24.1 337 27 87.3%

May

29.6 26.8 24.4 325.1 25 86.4%

June

29.7 26.6 23.9 210.3 18 84.4%

July

29.3 26.4 23.9 126.5 12 83.3%

August

29.8 26.5 24 190.9 12 82.1%

September

29.5 26.3 23.9 258.7 19 84.3%

October

28.9 25.8 23.8 405.3 0 87.5%

November

28.4 25.7 23.6 441.4 28 89.5%

December

28.6 25.7 23.7 452.7 29 89.1%

Max.

Temperature

°F

ø.

Temperature

°F

Min.

Temperature

(°F)

Precip.

(in)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

82.8 77.7 73.8 17.1 27 88.8%

February

83.8 77.9 73.8 11.6 24 87.7%

March

83.8 78.8 74.3 13.3 26 87.2%

April

84.7 79.9 75.4 13.3 27 87.3%

May

85.3 80.2 75.9 12.8 25 86.4%

June

85.5 79.9 75 8.3 18 84.4%

July

84.7 79.5 75 5 12 83.3%

August

85.6 79.7 75.2 7.5 12 82.1%

September

85.1 79.3 75 10.2 19 84.3%

October

84 78.4 74.8 16 0 87.5%

November

83.1 78.3 74.5 17.4 28 89.5%

December

83.5 78.3 74.7 17.8 29 89.1%
July is the driest at 5in / 126.5mm and November the wettest month with 17.8in / 452.7mm. With an average temperature of 80.2°F / 26.8°C, May is the warmest month in a year. January is the coldest with 77.7°F / 25.4°C average temperature.

Activities & POI in Kota Kinabalu

Type of Activity List
Attraction Pusat Orkid, SK, Heritage Village Phase II, 阿里王 Aliwang, Ruins of 3rd oldest building in KK, Highest point, Canopy walk and zip lines, Colonial Christian cemetery, Highest Point, Chinese Temple, Bus Stop (Long Distance), Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre
Golf Course Par 3 9 Holes Golf Course, Likas Golf And Driving Range
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