Kota Kinabalu
Malaysia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

December weather forecast and climate
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

The first month of the winter, December, is still a hot month in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, with average temperature ranging between max 30.9°C (87.6°F) and min 23.3°C (73.9°F).

Temperature

In Kota Kinabalu, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in November - a still hot 30.9°C (87.6°F). The average low-temperature, in Kota Kinabalu, is 23.3°C (73.9°F).

Rainfall

In Kota Kinabalu, during December, the rain falls for 13 days and regularly aggregates up to 242.3mm (9.5") of precipitation. In Kota Kinabalu, during the entire year, the rain falls for 140 days and collects up to 2547.2mm (100.3") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In December, the average sea temperature is 29°C (84.2°F).
Note: For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

Daylight

Months with the shortest days are January and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight.

Sunshine

In Kota Kinabalu, the average sunshine is 6.4h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12. January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the lowest UV index in Kota Kinabalu. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 12 interpret into the following advice:
Practice all essential precautions. Protection against sun damage is crucial. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in December in Kota Kinabalu?

In December, in Kota Kinabalu, the average high-temperature is 30.9°C (87.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.3°C (73.9°F).

How many days does it rain in December in Kota Kinabalu?

In Kota Kinabalu, in December, during 13 rainfall days, 242.3mm (9.5") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the water temperature in December in Kota Kinabalu?

In Kota Kinabalu, the average seawater temperature in December is 29°C (84.2°F). For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

What is the month with the shortest days in Kota Kinabalu?

January and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight, are months with the shortest days.

What is the average length of the day in December in Kota Kinabalu?

The average length of the day in December in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, is 11.8h.

How long on average sun shines in December in Kota Kinabalu?

In December, the average sunshine in Kota Kinabalu is 6.4h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Kota Kinabalu?

Months with the highest UV index are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Kota Kinabalu?

Months with the lowest UV index are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

How high is the UV index in December in Kota Kinabalu?

In Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, the average daily maximum UV index in December is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in December - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average high temperature in December: 30.9°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (32.2°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (30.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in December: 23.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (24.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.9°C).

Average rainfall in December - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall in December: 242.3mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (345.8mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is March (50.5mm).

Average rainfall days in December - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall days in December: 13 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (17 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is March (6 days).

Average sea temperature in December - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average sea temperature in December: 29°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are June and July (30.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (27.1°C).

Average daylight in December / Average sunshine in December - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average daylight in December: 11.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with shortest days are January and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in December: 6.4h

The month with most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 8.2h).
The month with least sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 6h).

Average UV index in December - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average UV index in December: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 12).