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Average Weather in Bandar Labuan Malaysia

The climate in Bandar Labuan is hot, oppressive, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 77°F to 89°F and is rarely below 74°F or above 92°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in Bandar Labuan12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecwarmhot
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

In Bandar Labuan, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Bandar Labuan begins around January 10 and lasts for 3.1 months, ending around April 14. On March 4, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 26% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 74% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around April 14 and lasts for 8.9 months, ending around January 10. On October 29, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 91% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 9% of the time.

Cloud Cover

Cloud Cover in Bandar Labuanclearercloudier0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecOct 2991%Oct 2991%Mar 474%Mar 474%Jan 1082%Jan 1082%Apr 1482%Apr 1482%overcastmostly cloudypartly cloudyclear
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Bandar Labuan varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 8.9 months, from April 14 to January 12, with a greater than 50% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 74% on November 20.

The drier season lasts 3.1 months, from January 12 to April 14. The smallest chance of a wet day is 27% on March 9.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 74% on November 20.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Bandar Labuanwetdry0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNov 2074%Nov 2074%Mar 927%Mar 927%Jan 160%Jan 160%Apr 1450%Apr 1450%Jan 1250%Jan 1250%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Bandar Labuan experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Bandar Labuan. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around November 18, with an average total accumulation of 9.9 inches.

The least rain falls around March 7, with and average total accumulation of 3.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Bandar Labuan does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 25 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 49 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 12 hours, 26 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 6:04 AM on May 24, and the latest sunrise is 31 minutes later at 6:35 AM on February 3. The earliest sunset is at 5:59 PM on November 10, and the latest sunset is 37 minutes later at 6:36 PM on July 18.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Bandar Labuan during 2017.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Bandar Labuan2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecMay 246:04 AMMay 246:04 AM6:36 PMJul 186:36 PMJul 18Nov 105:59 PMNov 105:59 PM6:35 AMFeb 36:35 AMFeb 3daynightnightnightnight
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The perceived humidity level in Bandar Labuan, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 100% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Bandar Labuan0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAug 6100%Aug 6100%100%Nov 9100%Nov 9miserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggy
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Bandar Labuan experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 3.2 months, from December 11 to March 16, with average wind speeds of more than 3.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 8.8 months, from March 16 to December 11. The calmest day of the year is May 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.6 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Bandar Labuanwindy0.0 mph0.5 mph1.0 mph1.5 mph2.0 mph2.5 mph3.0 mph3.5 mph4.0 mph4.5 mph5.0 mph5.5 mph6.0 mphJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecJan 274.3 mphJan 274.3 mphMay 142.6 mphMay 142.6 mphDec 113.4 mphDec 113.4 mphMar 163.4 mphMar 163.4 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Bandar Labuan varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the west for 6.4 months, from May 3 to November 14, with a peak percentage of 53% on September 24. The wind is most often from the north for 5.6 months, from November 14 to May 3, with a peak percentage of 65% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Bandar LabuanNWN0%20%40%60%80%100%JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecwestsoutheastnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Bandar Labuan is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 5.1 months, from April 24 to September 27, with an average temperature above 85°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is June 16, with an average temperature of 86°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 2.0 months, from January 13 to March 13, with an average temperature below 82°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 5, with an average temperature of 81°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 1.6 months, from February 14 to April 1, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 5, with an average of 6.0 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from October 2 to December 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.6 kWh. The darkest day of the year is November 13, with an average of 4.2 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Bandar Labuanbrightdark0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWhJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecMar 56.0 kWhMar 56.0 kWhNov 134.2 kWhNov 134.2 kWhOct 24.6 kWhOct 24.6 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Bandar Labuan are 5.289 deg latitude, 115.269 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Bandar Labuan contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 118 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 16 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (390 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (6,460 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Bandar Labuan is covered by water (67%), cropland (17%), and artificial surfaces (11%), within 10 miles by water (84%), and within 50 miles by water (64%) and trees (22%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Bandar Labuan, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Bandar Labuan.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Bandar Labuan according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Bandar Labuan is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Bandar Labuan and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Labuan Airport (99%, 2.5 kilometers, northwest) and Jesselton (0.6%, 113 kilometers, northeast).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.