Sea Temperature

Kota Kinabalu Sea Temperature

(Today) Jan 2019

27.2°C / 81°F

Current weather

30°C / 86°F
(broken clouds)

Partly cloudy
Wind

5 mph

Humidity

66%


The measurements for the water temperature in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah are provided by the daily satellite readings provided by the NOAA. The temperatures given are the sea surface temperature (SST) which is most relevant to recreational users.

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

The graph below shows the range of monthly Kota Kinabalu water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Kota Kinabalu
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 26 25.7 26.3 27.1 28.3 29 29.2 28.5 28.1 28.2 28.2 27.8
Max °C 29.1 28.6 28.4 30.1 31.1 31.3 31.1 30.8 30.5 30.4 30.6 30.2
Min °F 80 79.4 80.1 82 84.1 85.1 85.3 84.2 83.5 83.6 83.7 83
Max °F 83.1 82.3 82.2 85 86.9 87.4 87.2 86.5 85.9 85.8 86.1 85.4

7 day tide forecast for Kota Kinabalu

SatSunMonTueWedThuFri
  • Low 04:40am
    (0.35m)
  • High 08:55pm
    (1.99m)
  • Low 05:21am
    (0.22m)
  • High 09:40pm
    (2.07m)
  • Low 06:03am
    (0.13m)
  • High 10:25pm
    (2.11m)
  • Low 06:44am
    (0.10m)
  • High 11:10pm
    (2.10m)
  • Low 07:24am
    (0.12m)
  • High 03:16pm
    (1.19m)
  • Low 04:26pm
    (1.19m)
  • High 11:53pm
    (2.03m)
  • Low 08:03am
    (0.20m)
  • High 03:36pm
    (1.21m)
  • Low 05:44pm
    (1.19m)
  • High 12:37am
    (1.90m)
  • Low 08:39am
    (0.32m)
  • High 04:02pm
    (1.26m)
  • Low 07:05pm
    (1.20m)

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest port (Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia) and may differ by up to half and hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.

Average January sea temperatures

  • Max: 29.1°C / 84.3°F
  • Avg: 27.5°C / 81.5°F
  • Min: 26°C / 78.7°F
Kota Kinabalu average sea temperature chart

These average ocean temperatures for Kota Kinabalu are calculated from several years of archived data.

Map showing location of Kota Kinabalu (5.974900, 116.072400)

Variations

Whilst sea temperatures for Kota Kinabalu are as accurate as current data allows, there may be slight local and regional variations depending on conditions. Time of day and wind direction may have a temporary local effect as can water flows from neraby rivers.

Alternate names for Kota Kinabalu
BKI, Jesselton, Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Kota-Kinabalu, kotakinabaru, kwta kynabalw, ya bi, Кота-Кинабалу, کوتا کینابالو, コタキナバル, 亞庇

Kota Kinabalu average sea temperature chart