Tawau, Malaysia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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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.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


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.

Important essentials 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.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Tawau, Malaysia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Tawau.

We also recommend these top tours in and around Tawau.

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

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    January

    Traveling to Tawau in January, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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    February

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

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    March

    March for Tawau is consistently hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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    April

    Traveling to Tawau in April, you will notice that it is consistently hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 90s F (low 30s C).

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    May

    May in this region can be very hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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    June

    In June, Tawau is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) and regularly 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.

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    July

    If you vacation in Tawau during July, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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    August

    August in Tawau is really 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).

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    September

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

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    October

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

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    November

    November in Tawau is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. 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).

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    December

    Traveling to Tawau in December, you will notice that it is constantly hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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