Borneo weather & when to go: August

August overview

August in Borneo sees similar weather conditions to July, characterised by warm, bright, sunny days and minimal rainfall. As school holidays continue, so does Borneo's popularity - early booking is essential.   

Very Good
Not Advised

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August's weather in detail


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

Favourable weather conditions continue throughout Sabah in August with dry, sunny days and blue skies the norm. Minimal rainfall makes ideal conditions for jungle walking and trekking in Danum Valley, Tabin, and Kinabatangan River. Baby turtles are likely to hatching on the beaches of Selingan Island.
Great weather combined with excellent wildlife spotting opportunities and school holiday season, means early booking is highly recommended if you plan on travelling in August.

Avg daily temp: 28°C; avg monthly rainfall: 200mm.


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

August is usually one of Sarawak’s driest months and a great time to explore the National Parks, jungle regions, caves and of course the beaches on the north coast. The ever-present possibility of thunderstorms remains, although these are most likely to occur in the late afternoon or evening and are likely to be short, heavy bursts of rain as opposed to persistent drizzle.

Avg daily temp: 29°C, avg monthly rainfall: 205mm.

 Where's the sun and sand?

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

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You’ll get generous helpings of everything this remarkable island is best at on our 10 day Borneo Rainforest & Beach holiday. Snorkel over coral reefs in a Marine Park, see rescued orang-utans at Sepilok - and spot for wild ones deep in Danum Valley Conservation Area - before kicking back for a final few days of tropical bliss on the beach.

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