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

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

When to go to Tawau, Malaysia

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

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

January

If you are traveling to Tawau in January, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat

February

If you are traveling to Tawau in February, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals

March

March in Tawau 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:

  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts

April

April in Tawau is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

May

May for Tawau is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat

June

June is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella

July

July in this region 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:

  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion

August

In August, Tawau can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Tawau, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear

September

Traveling to Tawau in September, you will notice that it is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

October

If you are traveling to Tawau in October, you will notice that it can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses

November

In November, Tawau is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 90s F (low 30s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Tawau, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat

December

December in this region is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Tawau, 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 Tawau

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