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

May weather forecast and climate
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

May, the last month of the spring, in Kota Kinabalu, is another hot month, with average temperature ranging between min 24.3°C (75.7°F) and max 32.1°C (89.8°F).

Temperature

In Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, the average high-temperature in May is essentially the same as in April - a still tropical 32.1°C (89.8°F). In Kota Kinabalu, the average low-temperature is 24.3°C (75.7°F).

Rainfall

In Kota Kinabalu, during 12 rainfall days, 216.2mm (8.5") of precipitation is typically accumulated. 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 Kota Kinabalu, the average seawater temperature is 29.7°C (85.5°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

In Kota Kinabalu, the average length of the day in May is 12.4h.

Sunshine

In May, the average sunshine in Kota Kinabalu is 7.4h.

UV index

January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Kota Kinabalu. 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 radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 12 transform into the following instructions:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in 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. 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 May in Kota Kinabalu?

In May, in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, the average high-temperature is 32.1°C (89.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 24.3°C (75.7°F).

How much does it rain in Kota Kinabalu in May?

In May, in Kota Kinabalu, the rain falls for 12 days. Throughout May, 216.2mm (8.5") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in May in Kota Kinabalu?

In May, the average sea temperature in Kota Kinabalu is 29.7°C (85.5°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.

How many hours of daylight does Kota Kinabalu have in May?

In May, the average length of the day is 12.4h.

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

In Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, the average sunshine in May is 7.4h.

When is 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, Malaysia.

When is 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 in Kota Kinabalu.

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

In Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, the average daily maximum UV index in May is 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in May - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average high temperature in May: 32.1°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 May: 24.3°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 May - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall in May: 216.2mm

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 May - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall days in May: 12 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 May - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average sea temperature in May: 29.7°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 May / Average sunshine in May - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average daylight in May: 12.4h

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 May: 7.4h

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