Borneo weather & when to go: April

April overview

April is an excellent time of year to visit Borneo. Days are typically warm and dry, with minimal rainfall and light winds. What's not to like?! You can take your pick of Sabah and Sarawak; jungle or beach (or both!)

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Not Advised

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April's weather in detail


Kota Kinabalu, Kinabalu NP, Kinabatangan River, Danum Valley, Sepilok, Gaya Island, Lankayan & Selingan Islands, Mabul & Sipadan Islands

Good weather can be expected across Sabah in April: winds are light and rain showers are infrequent. The north-east coast of Sabah usually receives its lowest rainfall of the year meaning the beaches of Kota Kinabalu, Gaya Island and Lankayan Island are particularly appealing at this time of year. Conditions for climbing Mt Kinabalu are excellent, as are conditions for diving and snorkelling with whale shark spotting possible around Lankayan Island.

Avg daily temp: 29°C; avg monthly rainfall: 168mm.


Kuching, Damai Beach, Miri, Mulu National Park, Batang Ai

April is a transitional period between monsoons, making it a great month to visit Sarawak with a good chance of dry weather. Coupled with equally good weather in Sabah this makes April one of the best months for a visit to any part of Borneo. Conditions for jungle walking and trekking in Mulu National Park and Batang Ai are amongst their best, although a tropical storm can set in at any time of year and suitable clothing is always recommended.

Avg daily temp: 28°C; avg monthly rainfall: 265mm.

 Where's the sun and sand?

Damai (Sarawak), Kota Kinabalu Beaches, Gaya Island, Lankayan Island, Sipadan & Mabul Dive Resorts

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Lasting for a month long period, usually falling within June, July or August. Muslims should not eat or drink before sundown each day. 23rd April - 23rd May 2020

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