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Visiting Bark Bay, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand in January

January is one of the best months to visit Bark Bay 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 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 9.4cm (3.7inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 8.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). January is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Bark Bay for prolonged periods of time.

Also consider visiting Bark Bay in one of the other best months of February, March, December, for the best beach weather.

January is a fantastic time to visit Bark Bay, as the weather is typically sunny and warm, with clear skies and calm seas. This is the peak of summer in the Abel Tasman National Park, making it ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and snorkeling. Diving, surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing are also popular activities during this month, thanks to the pleasant sea conditions and warm water temperatures. Also consider one of our other suggestions for January.

Can you sunbathe in Bark Bay in January?

Yes, January is a good time for sunbathing in Bark Bay.

January has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 9.4cm (3.7inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 8.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

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Can you swim in Bark Bay in January?

Probably not, January is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Bark Bay for prolonged periods of time with the sea water at 18°C (65°F).

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Is January a good time to holiday in Bark Bay?

Yes, January is a good time for a holiday in Bark Bay.

January has average maximum temperatures of 22°C (72°F) which is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 9.4cm (3.7inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 8.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a chilly 18°C (65°F). January is a little too cold to enjoy swimming in Bark Bay for prolonged periods of time.

More about the January temperatures and sunshine.

Is Bark Bay warm in January?

Yes, Bark Bay is nice and warm and makes sunbathing pleasant on clear days in January.

The average maximum temperature in Bark Bay in January is 22°C (72°F). The average maximum temperature is 20°C (69°) in the previous month and 23°C (73°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Bark Bay in January is 17°C (62°F). The average temperature is 16°C (60°F) in the previous month and 17°C (63°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Bark Bay in January?

The average day light hours per day in Bark Bay in January are 14.8. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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Crowds in Bark Bay in January

January is the peak of summer in New Zealand, and Bark Bay is quite popular during this month. The beach can get crowded, especially during weekends and public holidays like New Year's Day and Wellington Anniversary Day. School holidays also contribute to the increased number of visitors.

Temperature in Bark Bay in January

The average maximum temperature in Bark Bay in January is 22°C (72°F). The average maximum temperature is 20°C (69°F) in the previous month and 23°C (73°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Bark Bay in January is 17°C (62°F). The average temperature is 16°C (60°F) in the previous month and 17°C (63°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Bark Bay in January is 11°C (53°F). The minimum temperature is 11°C (52°F) in the previous month and 12°C (53°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Bark Bay in January

During January the average day light hours are 14.8 per day in Bark Bay. The sunshine percentage is 46% making it quite sunny but with regular periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 6.8 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Bark Bay in January is typically 12.4 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 Bark Bay in January

The average sea water temperature in Bark Bay in January is 18.2°C (64.8°F) which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Bark Bay in January

The average total rainfall in Bark Bay in January is 9.4cm (3.7inches) and on average there are 8.1 rainy days in January making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

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