Weather in Kotu, Gambia in January

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January is a hot time for sunbathing in Kotu. January is an excellent month for swimming in Kotu with very warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting Kotu in the months of March, April, May, November, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for January.

Temperature in Kotu in January

The average maximum temperature in Kotu in January is 32°. The average maximum temperature is 32° in the previous month and 33° in the next month.

The average temperature in Kotu in January is 25°. The average temperature ranges is 26° in the previous month and 26° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Kotu in January is 18°. The minimum temperature is 19° in the previous month and 19° in the next month.

Sunshine in Kotu in January

The average day light hours per day in Kotu in January are 11.4 and there are 8.3 hours of sunshine per day on average during January making it a sunny month with few clouds.

The ultraviolet index in Kotu in January is typically 9.7 during January. An ultraviolet index reading of 8 to 10 indicates a very high risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 15 minutes. Take extra precautions because unprotected skin and eyes will be damaged and can burn quickly. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Kotu in January

The average sea water temperature in Kotu in January is 27.7° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Wind Speed in Kotu in January

The average maximum wind speed in Kotu in January is typically 26kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 24kmh in the previous month and 27kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Kotu in January is typically 11kmh. The average wind speed is 10kmh in the previous month and 13kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Kotu in January is from the North-Northeast.

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