Sandakan weather in October (Sabah, Malaysia)

What can you expect from the weather in Sandakan during October? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

In October, Sandakan typically experiences very high temperatures and heavy rainfall. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 33°C (show in °F), while night temperatures can drop to 24°C.

While these temperatures are typical, some days might be even hotter. Always be prepared for the unexpected spikes in warmth. Dressing in lightweight and breathable outfits will help you stay cool. Don't forget to stay hydrated and wear sun protection to handle the heat better.

Sandakan in October falls under the rainy season with heavy rainfall, averaging around 295 mm (show in inches) for the month. Typically around 21 days of rainfall is expected.

The area enjoys a balanced 172 hours of sunlight. Ensuring it's neither too overcast nor too sunny.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, typically offer the best circumstances. While tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Sandakan climate page with graphs.

 

Sandakan, monthly averages in October

Show in Fahrenheit
Min Temperature 23.6°C  
Max Temperature 33.2°C  
Chance of Rain 69%  
Precipitation 295 mm  
Rainy days 21 days  
Humidity 81%  
Windspeed 4 km/h  
Sunshine 172 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Malaysia in October

Find out more about the weather in Malaysia in October and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in Sandakan in October?

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 October.

Swimming
7/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

Interested in more climate information?

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