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

March weather forecast and climate
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

The first month of the spring, March, is still a hot month in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, with temperature in the range of an average low of 23.4°C (74.1°F) and an average high of 31.5°C (88.7°F).

Temperature

In March, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in February - a still tropical 31.5°C (88.7°F). The average low-temperature, in Kota Kinabalu, is 23.4°C (74.1°F).

Rainfall

March is the month with the least rainfall in Kota Kinabalu. Rain falls for 6 days and accumulates 50.5mm (2") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In March, the average sea temperature in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, is 27.3°C (81.1°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

The average length of the day in Kota Kinabalu is 12.1h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Kota Kinabalu is 7.5h.

UV index

January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Kota Kinabalu. 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 ultimate health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 12 in March transform into the following instructions:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 minutes. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. 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 strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the temperature in March in Kota Kinabalu?

The average high-temperature, in March, in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, is 31.5°C (88.7°F), while the average low-temperature is 23.4°C (74.1°F).

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

In Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, in March, during 6 rainfall days, 50.5mm (2") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the driest month in Kota Kinabalu?

The month with the least rainfall in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, is March when the rain falls for 6 days and typically collects 50.5mm (2") of precipitation.

How warm is the water in March in Kota Kinabalu?

In Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, in March, the average water temperature is 27.3°C (81.1°F). 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.

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

In March, the average length of the day in Kota Kinabalu is 12.1h.

How many hours of sunshine does Kota Kinabalu have in March?

In Kota Kinabalu, the average sunshine in March is 7.5h.

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

January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Kota Kinabalu.

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

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

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

In Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in March - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average high temperature in March: 31.5°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 March: 23.4°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 March - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall in March: 50.5mm

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 March - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall days in March: 6 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 March - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average sea temperature in March: 27.3°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 March / Average sunshine in March - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average daylight in March: 12.1h

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 March: 7.5h

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