Originally ask from TripAdvisor:
Pugly asks, What is the “normal” weather pattern late September/first two weeks October? What are the daylight hours? How’s the water temperature – pools & sea? Lastly, are there any school holidays at that time? Is the resort – Rasa Ria – likely to be busy?
Nanuchina also asks, “Is July/August a good time to visit Kota Kinabalu? Is it monsoon season then? When is it peak season in these places?”
The Land Below the Wind
Sabah is otherwise known as the “Land below the wind” since it is situated below the typhoon and monsoon belt. Consequently, it is spared from the wrath and mayhem of storms and hostile weather conditions. Kota Kinabalu in particular is a tropical rainforest which is surrounded mostly by oceans and seas, croplands and forests. This geographical location makes the weather almost always hot and humid which does not change much over the year. Average temperature in Kota Kinabalu over the day is around 30-32degree Celsius.
Kota Kinabalu Weather Forecasts
Seasonal weather in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah is divided into wet and dry. Wet season typically occurs during the months of October to March while the months of April to September are usually referred to as the dry season.
July and August usually has daily constant high temperatures that range from 30-33degree celcius. Daily low temperatures may fall around 23-25degree celcius. The same thing is for the months of September and October according to weatherspark.com. However, for the month of October, there is an 83% probability for precipitation to occur which may be in the form of light and moderate rain or even thunderstorms.
Sunrise and Sunsets
Sabah is famous for their spectacular sunsets. On an average summer day, the sun rises at 5:45 AM and sets at 6:40 PM. During winter season, sunrise occurs at 6:30 AM and sets as early as 5:45 PM.
Public and School Holidays
Holidays are some of the things to consider when planning tours and vacations. In Malaysia, a school term usually has mid-term, mid-year and year-end holidays. It occurs in the months of March and August for the mid-term holidays, May to June for the mid-year holidays, and November to January for the year-end holidays.
With that, Sabah in general is a year-round travel destination for tourists with its weather and location contributing to its brilliance.