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

October weather forecast and climate
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

October, like September, is another tropical autumn month in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, with average temperature fluctuating between 23.6°C (74.5°F) and 31.2°C (88.2°F).

Temperature

In Kota Kinabalu, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in September - a still tropical 31.2°C (88.2°F). In October, the average low-temperature is 23.6°C (74.5°F).

Rainfall

October is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 16 days and accumulates 345.8mm (13.6") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Kota Kinabalu, the average seawater temperature is 29.3°C (84.7°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 is 12h.

Sunshine

In Kota Kinabalu, the average sunshine in October is 6.2h.

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 reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary 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. 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 October in Kota Kinabalu?

In Kota Kinabalu, in October, the average high-temperature is 31.2°C (88.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 23.6°C (74.5°F).

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

In October, the rain falls for 16 days. Throughout October, 345.8mm (13.6") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the rainiest month in Kota Kinabalu?

October is the month with the most rainfall in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. Rain falls for 16 days and accumulates 345.8mm (13.6") of precipitation.

How warm is the water in October in Kota Kinabalu?

In October, the average sea temperature is 29.3°C (84.7°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.

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

In October, the average length of the day in Kota Kinabalu is 12h.

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

In October, the average sunshine in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, is 6.2h.

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.

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 October in Kota Kinabalu?

In October, the average daily maximum UV index in Kota Kinabalu is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in October - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average high temperature in October: 31.2°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 October: 23.6°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 October - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall in October: 345.8mm

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 October - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall days in October: 16 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 October - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average sea temperature in October: 29.3°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 October / Average sunshine in October - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Average daylight in October: 12h

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 October: 6.2h

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