Kota Kinabalu Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

26.4°C / 79.5°F

The water will feel hot. Water temperature similar to a heated indoor swimming pool.

Current weather

28°C / 83°F
(few clouds)
Partly cloudy
Wind
2 mph
Humidity
74%

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.

Water temp by month

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.

Kota Kinabalu average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Kota Kinabalu
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 25.8 25.3 26.1 27.1 28.2 29 29.3 28.5 28.2 28.2 28.2 27.8
Max °C 29.1 28.5 28.4 30.2 31.2 31.3 31.2 30.9 30.6 30.4 30.8 30.4
Min °F 79.7 78.8 79.9 82 84 85.1 85.5 84.3 83.7 83.6 83.8 83.1
Max °F 83 82 82.2 85.1 87 87.4 87.4 86.7 86.1 85.8 86.4 85.7

The warmest water temperature is in July with an average around 86.4°F / 30.2°C. The coldest month is February with an average water temperature of 80.4°F / 26.9°C.


7 day tide forecast for Kota Kinabalu

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
  • Low 12:24am
    (0.63m)
  • High 3:43pm
    (1.77m)
  • Low 2:05am
    (0.53m)
  • High 5:00pm
    (1.79m)
  • Low 3:11am
    (0.42m)
  • High 6:33pm
    (1.82m)
  • Low 3:57am
    (0.33m)
  • High 7:54pm
    (1.87m)
  • Low 4:36am
    (0.27m)
  • High 8:59pm
    (1.91m)
  • Low 5:10am
    (0.26m)
  • High 12:22pm
    (1.22m)
  • Low 3:18pm
    (1.16m)
  • High 9:56pm
    (1.91m)
  • Low 5:41am
    (0.32m)
  • High 12:18pm
    (1.28m)
  • Low 4:33pm
    (1.04m)
  • High 10:49pm
    (1.84m)
7 day tide times for Kota Kinabalu

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