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Visiting New South Wales, Australia in January

January is one of the best months to visit New South Wales for the best beach weather. It has the most sunshine and best sunbathing and swimming conditions of the year.

January has average maximum temperatures of 28°C (82°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 63.2% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright. January has total rainfall of 10.3cm (4.1inches) making it quite dry with only moderate showers. There are just 9.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a warm 22°C (72°F). January is a good month for swimming in New South Wales with comfortable temperatures for most people.

Also consider visiting New South Wales in one of the other best months of February, March, December, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for January.

Can you sunbathe in New South Wales in January?

Yes, January is a good time for sunbathing in New South Wales.

January has average maximum temperatures of 28°C (82°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 63.2% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright. January has total rainfall of 10.3cm (4.1inches) making it quite dry with only moderate showers. There are just 9.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

More about January temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in New South Wales in January?

Yes, January is a good month for swimming in New South Wales with warm sea temperatures 22°C (72°F).

More about January sea temperatures.

Is January a good time to holiday in New South Wales?

Yes, January is a great time for a holiday in New South Wales.

January has average maximum temperatures of 28°C (82°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 63.2% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright. January has total rainfall of 10.3cm (4.1inches) making it quite dry with only moderate showers. There are just 9.4 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a warm 22°C (72°F). January is a good month for swimming in New South Wales with comfortable temperatures for most people.

More about the January temperatures and sunshine.

Is New South Wales warm in January?

Yes, New South Wales is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in January.

The average maximum temperature in New South Wales in January is 28°C (82°F). The average maximum temperature is 26°C (79°) in the previous month and 27°C (81°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in New South Wales in January is 23°C (73°F). The average temperature is 21°C (70°F) in the previous month and 23°C (73°F) in the next month.

More info about the January temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is New South Wales in January?

The average day light hours per day in New South Wales in January are 14. The sunshine percentage is 63.2% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright.

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Temperature in New South Wales in January

The average maximum temperature in New South Wales in January is 28°C (82°F). The average maximum temperature is 26°C (79°F) in the previous month and 27°C (81°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in New South Wales in January is 23°C (73°F). The average temperature is 21°C (70°F) in the previous month and 23°C (73°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in New South Wales in January is 18°C (64°F). The minimum temperature is 16°C (62°F) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in New South Wales in January

During January the average day light hours are 14 per day in New South Wales. The sunshine percentage is 63.2% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 8.9hrs making the days long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in New South Wales in January is typically 14.2 during January. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. 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 New South Wales in January

The average sea water temperature in New South Wales in January is 22°C (71.6°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in New South Wales in January

The average total rainfall in New South Wales in January is 10.3cm (4.1inches) and on average there are 9.4 rainy days in January making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in New South Wales in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in New South Wales in January is 17°C (63°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some. The dew point is 16°C (61°F) in the previous month and 18°C (18°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in New South Wales in January is typically 82.6%. The maximum relative humidity is 82.8% in the previous month and 83.2% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in New South Wales in January is typically 62.6%. The average relative humidity is 62.5% in the previous month and 64.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in New South Wales in January

The average maximum wind speed in New South Wales in January is typically 29KM/H (18MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 29KM/H (18MPH) in the previous month and 28KM/H (17MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in New South Wales in January is typically 15KM/H (10MPH). The average wind speed is 15KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 15KM/H (9MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in New South Wales in January is from the South East.

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