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Borneo weather & when to go: October

Borneo October weather overview

Rain starts to move in across Borneo during October, which sees the beginning of wet season. Having said that, dry days can still be enjoyed, especially in Sabah at the beginning of the month.   

Enjoy the ❤️ of shoulder season

Unfollow the herd - travel in Borneo during October and enjoy fewer crowds, better availability, and help to spread the economic benefits of tourism.

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October’s weather in detail


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

Whilst rainfall increases across Sabah during October there are still plenty of dry, sunny days to be had. Conditions remain favourable for climbing Mt Kinabalu and jungle trekking. Furthermore keen divers can enjoy optimum dive conditions on the Sidapan & Mabul Islands in October.

Avg daily temp: 28°C, avg monthly rainfall: 255mm.


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

As dry season draws to a close, rainfall levels continue to increase across Sarawak in October, especially in Damai Beach and other coastal areas. Mulu National Park is not strongly affected by monsoon seasons and trekking & caving can still be enjoyed in October, with fewer fellow adventurers. 

Avg daily temp: 28°C; avg monthly rainfall: 330mm.

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