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

January weather forecast and climate
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

January, like December, is another hot winter month in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, with average temperature fluctuating between 22.9°C (73.2°F) and 30.4°C (86.7°F).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 30.4°C (86.7°F) and an average low-temperature of 22.9°C (73.2°F), January is the coldest month.

Rainfall

In Kota Kinabalu, it is raining for 8 days, with typically 104.8mm (4.1") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 140 rainfall days, and 2547.2mm (100.3") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Kota Kinabalu, the average seawater temperature is 27.6°C (81.7°F).
Note: For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine in Kota Kinabalu is 6.1h.

UV index

January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. Months with the lowest UV index in Kota Kinabalu are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme threat to health 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:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in minutes. 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. 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. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the coldest month in Kota Kinabalu?

The coldest month in Kota Kinabalu is January, with an average high-temperature of 30.4°C (86.7°F) and an average low-temperature of 22.9°C (73.2°F).

What is the temperature in January in Kota Kinabalu?

In Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, in January, the average high-temperature is 30.4°C (86.7°F), and the average low-temperature is 22.9°C (73.2°F).

How much does it rain in Kota Kinabalu in January?

In January, in Kota Kinabalu, the rain falls for 8 days. Throughout January, 104.8mm (4.1") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in January in Kota Kinabalu?

In January, the average sea temperature in Kota Kinabalu is 27.6°C (81.7°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged 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 in Kota Kinabalu.

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

In January, the average length of the day in Kota Kinabalu is 11.8h.

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

The average sunshine in January in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, is 6.1h.

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 are the months 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 January in Kota Kinabalu?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average high temperature in January: 30.4°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 January: 22.9°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 January - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall in January: 104.8mm

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 January - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall days in January: 8 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 January - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average sea temperature in January: 27.6°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 January / Average sunshine in January - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average daylight in January: 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 January: 6.1h

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 January - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average UV index in January: 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).