The Weather

Sabah, like much of Malaysia, has a tropical climate with hot and humid conditions year round. Temperatures usually are around 32 degrees Celsius during the day and around 24 degrees at night. Higher areas, and especially up Mount Kinabalu, temperatures are lower and on the top temperatures can drop to below zero at night!

Although there is no distinctive dry season, the months of June to December in general are wetter than January to April, well, at least along the northwest coast. Along the eastcoast, the months of November to January stand out in having more rain and the drier months are March and April. In general though, rain is possible anytime and sometimes up to 500 mm of rain a month is not unheard of.

Quick Facts

Average Max Temperature (Coastal Areas) 32 °C
Average Min Temperature 24 °C
Average Humidity 70% - 80%
Wet Season (Coastal) October - March
Dry Season April - September