Climate and Average Weather Year Round at Labuan Airport Malaysia
The climate at Labuan Airport 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.
Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Labuan Airport for hot-weather activities is from late January to late March.
Climate at Labuan Airport
The temperature at Labuan Airport varies so little throughout the year that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss hot and cold seasons.
Average High and Low Temperature at Labuan Airport
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 at Labuan Airport
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At Labuan Airport, 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 at Labuan Airport begins around January 11 and lasts for 3.1 months, ending around April 13.
The clearest month of the year at Labuan Airport is March, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 24% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around April 13 and lasts for 8.9 months, ending around January 11.
The cloudiest month of the year at Labuan Airport is November, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 90% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories at Labuan Airport
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Labuan Airport varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 9.0 months, from April 13 to January 12, with a greater than 51% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days at Labuan Airport is November, with an average of 21.8 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.
The drier season lasts 3.0 months, from January 12 to April 13. The month with the fewest wet days at Labuan Airport is March, with an average of 10.1 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone at Labuan Airport is November, with an average of 21.8 days. 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 at Labuan Airport
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. Labuan Airport experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at Labuan Airport. The month with the most rain at Labuan Airport is November, with an average rainfall of 9.8 inches.
The month with the least rain at Labuan Airport is March, with an average rainfall of 3.3 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall at Labuan Airport
The length of the day at Labuan Airport does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 25 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2023, the shortest day is December 22, 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 at Labuan Airport
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 11, and the latest sunset is 37 minutes later at 6:37 PM on July 18.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed at Labuan Airport during 2023.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight at Labuan Airport
The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.
Solar Elevation and Azimuth at Labuan Airport
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2023. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases at Labuan Airport
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 at Labuan Airport, 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 at Labuan Airport
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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 at Labuan Airport experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 3.1 months, from December 12 to March 16, with average wind speeds of more than 6.5 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year at Labuan Airport is January, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 8.9 months, from March 16 to December 12. The calmest month of the year at Labuan Airport is May, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed at Labuan Airport
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Labuan Airport varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 6.3 months, from May 4 to November 13, with a peak percentage of 53% on September 24. The wind is most often from the north for 5.7 months, from November 13 to May 4, with a peak percentage of 64% on January 1.
Wind Direction at Labuan Airport
Labuan Airport 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 month of the year at Labuan Airport with the warmest water is June, with an average temperature of 86°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 1.9 months, from January 14 to March 12, with an average temperature below 82°F. The month of the year at Labuan Airport with the coolest water is February, with an average temperature of 81°F.
Average Water Temperature at Labuan Airport
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Labuan Airport throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Labuan Airport for general outdoor tourist activities is from late January to mid March, with a peak score in the third week of February.
Tourism Score at Labuan Airport
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Labuan Airport for hot-weather activities is from late January to late March, with a peak score in the first week of March.
Beach/Pool Score at Labuan Airport
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
Temperatures at Labuan Airport are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season at Labuan Airport
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Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
Growing Degree Days at Labuan Airport
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 15 to April 1, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.7 kWh. The brightest month of the year at Labuan Airport is March, with an average of 5.9 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from October 2 to December 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.6 kWh. The darkest month of the year at Labuan Airport is November, with an average of 4.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy at Labuan Airport
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Labuan Airport are 5.300 deg latitude, 115.250 deg longitude, and 105 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Labuan Airport contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 125 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 35 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 Labuan Airport is covered by cropland (31%), water (30%), and artificial surfaces (26%), within 10 miles by water (86%), and within 50 miles by water (65%) and trees (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Labuan Airport, 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
Labuan Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 .
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