Sabah occupies the top portion of the island of Borneo (the third largest island in the world) and covers an area of 74,500 sq. km (29,388 sq. miles) with a coastline of about 1,440 km washed by the South China Sea on the West and the Sulu Sea and Celebes Sea on the East.
Sabah lies between 4 and 8 North of the equator, and its climate is tropical but pleasant. Sunny blues skies typify most days and it is summer all year round. Though depending on the month and locality, rain may cause a little inconvenient, with the annual rainfall varying from 60 to 120 inches. As a general guide the wet season falls between November and February. Fortunately, Sabah does not experience any natural disaster or calamities. In fact it is under the typhoon belt (thus the name "Land Below The Wind") and is free from any climatic disturbance.
Temperatures seldom reach 90F and usually vary during the day during the day from 74F and 88F and are cooler on the mountains.
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