Borneo in January

This is not peak season and you'll get occasional storms. Find out if January is the best time for you to travel to Borneo here.

January weather & where to go

January weather & where to go

A visit to Sabah, Borneo is definitely worth considering in January. It may not be peak season and there may be occasional storms bought on by the winds of the northeast monsoon, but with less people holidaying, you can expect a much quieter time on safari and lower rates for accommodation and travel.

Borneo has tropical weather, with quite high humidity, unexpected rain, and choppy seas appearing seemingly out of nowhere all year round. 

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In areas such as the Danum Valley and Tabin, there may be less rain than other areas, but the roads to those destinations can be rough and weather beaten making travel more difficult.

We would not highly recommend travelling to Borneo in January, however it is possible if you stick to Sabah. 

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