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 average temperature varying between 23.4°C (74.1°F) and 31.5°C (88.7°F).

Temperature

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

Rainfall

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

Sea temperature

In Kota Kinabalu, the average seawater temperature in March 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.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In Kota Kinabalu, the average sunshine is 7.5h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Kota Kinabalu 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. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health hazard from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
The daily maximum UV index of 12 interpret into the following advice:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes 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. 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in March in Kota Kinabalu?

In March, the average high-temperature is 31.5°C (88.7°F), and 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, during March, the rain falls for 6 days and regularly aggregates up to 50.5mm (2") of precipitation.

What is the driest month in Kota Kinabalu?

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

What is the water temperature in March in Kota Kinabalu?

In March, the average sea temperature is 27.3°C (81.1°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 average length of the day in March in Kota Kinabalu?

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

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

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

When is 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?

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

What is the UV index reading in March in Kota Kinabalu?

In Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, the average daily maximum UV index in March is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health threat from the 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).