Labuan, Malaysia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Labuan, Malaysia? If you're planning to go to Labuan, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Labuan, Malaysia

Based on the climate and weather in Labuan, the best time to go is January. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Labuan, Malaysia by month

January

Traveling to Labuan in January, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts

February

February in Labuan can be very hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella

March

March is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage

April

April in Labuan can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts

May

May in Labuan is constantly hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

June

In June, Labuan can be very hot and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and 5-10 days this month jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Labuan, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

July

July for Labuan is really hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts

August

August in Labuan can be very hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts

September

In September, Labuan is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 70s F (mid 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Labuan, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat

October

If you are traveling to Labuan in October, you will notice that it can be very hot and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals

November

November can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

December

December here is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Labuan, Malaysia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Labuan, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types G
  • A SIM card that works in Labuan
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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