Sandakan weather in January (Sabah, Malaysia)
Curious about the January weather in Sandakan? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.
In January, Sandakan generally has
very high temperatures
and heavy rainfall.
Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 31°C (show in °F).
But by evening, they drop to around 23°C.
Keep in mind that while these are the average temperatures, there can be days that are even hotter. It's essential to be prepared for such heat. Wearing light, breathable fabrics and protecting yourself from the sun's intensity with hats or shades can make a difference. Hydration is key, so remember to drink plenty of water, especially if you find yourself outdoors for extended periods.
Sandakan in January falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 296 mm (show in inches) for the month. Typically around 24 days of rainfall is expected.
The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 251 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.
Should you favor a climate that's both dry and comfortably warm typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.
For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Sandakan climate page with graphs.
Sandakan, monthly averages in January
Where to go in Malaysia in JanuaryFind out more about the weather in Malaysia in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.
So, what should you wear in Sandakan in January?It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. However, there's a good chance of rain, so bring a raincoat just in case.
What To Do
We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.
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