All data are in degrees Fahrenheit


Water temperature in Kota Kinabalu

Detailed information about the current water temperature in Kota Kinabalu. The trend over the last two weeks, daily averages, and precise forecast of the water temperature changes. Gain a deeper understanding of seasonal dynamics with monthly statistical analyses covering recent years.
Sea temperature in Kota Kinabalu now



June 20, 10:26











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Kota Kinabalu in June







Sea water temperature in Kota Kinabalu today

As of now, in Kota Kinabalu, the water temperature is 87.4°F. Swimming in water of this temperature is considered highly warm and would be enjoyable for everyone. At this temperature, you can comfortably engage in water-based activities for extended periods without experiencing discomfort. Today's reading is 0.5°F higher than the average recorded on this particular day in recent years. The sea temperature remains approximately unchanged from yesterday. According to the forecast, we expect the temperature to fall a bit.

Recent sea temperature and forecast

Today's water temperature is slightly lower than the average registered over the last two weeks, indicating a slight cooling trend. It is also close to the historical maximum temperature for this date. The maximum temperature recorded for this date was 87.4°F on 2023, while the historical minimum was 85.9°F on 2015.

Observations from the last two weeks indicate that the water temperature was in proximity to the highest values recorded on those days in the past. Over the next week, the forecast shows a steady trend, with temperatures staying close to the average of 87.1°F. Both minimum and maximum temperatures expected to be close to the average, offering a week of stable water conditions.

Daily water temperature in Kota Kinabalu

Date Current Year

actual* / forecast**

last year 10 years average
Jun 6 88.3°F 87.5°F 87.2°F
Jun 7 88.2°F 87.4°F 87.2°F
Jun 8 88.0°F 87.5°F 87.3°F
Jun 9 87.9°F 87.4°F 87.3°F
Jun 10 87.5°F 87.4°F 87.1°F
Jun 11 87.5°F 87.4°F 86.9°F
Jun 12 87.7°F 87.5°F 87.1°F
Jun 13 87.7°F 87.7°F 87.0°F
Jun 14 87.7°F 87.7°F 87.1°F
Jun 15 87.5°F 87.7°F 87.1°F
Jun 16 87.4°F 87.4°F 87.0°F
Jun 17 87.7°F 87.5°F 87.0°F
Jun 18 87.6°F 87.4°F 87.1°F
Jun 19 87.5°F 87.4°F 87.0°F
Jun 20 87.4°F 87.4°F 86.8°F
Jun 21 87.1°F 87.1°F 86.5°F
Jun 22 87.0°F 87.1°F 86.5°F
Jun 23 87.1°F 87.0°F 86.5°F
Jun 24 87.2°F 87.7°F 86.6°F
Jun 25 87.1°F 87.2°F 86.6°F
Jun 26 87.2°F 87.1°F 86.6°F
Jun 27 87.1°F 86.9°F 86.6°F

* actual - actual temperature values

** forecast - projected values for the next week

Real-time coastal temperatures could deviate by several degrees from the provided readings. These deviations often become evident following intense rainfall or strong winds.

Our forecasting methodology leverages a mathematical model, that uses current water and weather conditions, historical records, wind intensity and direction.

Sea water temperature in Kota Kinabalu by month

In Kota Kinabalu, the water temperature is comfortable for swimming all year round.
The warmest water in Kota Kinabalu was recorded on April 28, 2024, reaching a 89.2°F. While the coldest temperature occurred on March 1, 2016, dipping to 78.5°F. The average readings by season are 83.4°F in Winter, 84.9°F in Spring, 86.4°F in Summer, and 85.6°F in Autumn.