When to Travel - Borneo

  • Best Time to Travel
  • Good Time to Travel
  • Green Season
  • Cool temperatures
  • Very cold

Weather information is an important factor to consider when deciding where or when to travel. The following table offers our opinion on when it is best to travel throughout the year, with the "Green Season" representing months with higher rainfall. "Green Season" days in the Far East tend to be dry in the morning with short sharp showers in the afternoon. Below this we offer average climate statistics, from selected destinations, and a general overview of the country's climate to help you decide when to travel.

Kota Kinabalu
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Sandakan
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Kuching
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
  • Kuching

    29 30 31 32 32 33 32 33 32 32 31 31
    22 22 23 23 23 23 22 22 22 23 22 22
    4 4 5 6 6 6 6 5 5 4 5 4
    610 510 328 279 262 180 196 234 218 267 358 462
    jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

    Kota Kinabalu

    30 30 31 32 32 31 31 31 31 31 31 30
    24 24 24 24 24 24 25 24 24 24 24 24
    7 8 8 9 7 7 7 7 6 7 7 7
    112 117 150 297 345 351 318 297 417 465 419 285
    jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

Climate - Borneo

Malaysian Borneo has a predominantly hot tropical climate, with much of the land being covered in dense rainforest. The northeast monsoon blows between November to March which is the wettest period, during which travel is more difficult as roads and walking trails can get very muddy. On the whole the weather is at its most pleasant between May and October, which is also the fruiting season in the forests when the wildlife is at its most active and easy to spot.

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