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Kota Kinabalu - best time to visit for weather?

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Kota Kinabalu - best time to visit for weather?

Hi, we're two families planning a trip to KK (Shangri La Tanjung Aru resort) next year. When is the wet season? Is May/June a good time to visit? Any information on weather would be appreciated. Thanks.

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1. Re: Kota Kinabalu - best time to visit for weather?

Hi, we've just returned from KK last week and the monsoon season is just building now. We had a few afternoon/evenings with rain but by the morning it's crystal clear again.

The locals told us the wet is from Nov to March then just mostly dry. It's warm/hot and humid all year round. We experienced about 30-32 C every day. Apart from aircon there's not much relief, the sea is around 32C as well, just like a warm bath!!

It's a great destination, our family of 5 had a fantastic time. Don't miss the islands of KK, white water rafting, and fab food everywhere.

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2. Re: Kota Kinabalu - best time to visit for weather?

Thanks golfgreen, we're looking for alternatives to Bali for obvious reasons. If you've been to Bali, how does Sabah compare?

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3. Re: Kota Kinabalu - best time to visit for weather?

Just got back from Borneo this morning and i can definitely confirm that rainy season is on its way right now. I think it can rain at any time but May/June is in dry season so would be a good time to go and not quite as busy as July/August.

The Shangri La Tanjung Aru was lovely by the way.