Weather in Jamaica in January

So you're interested in going to Jamaica in January

January is a hot and dry time for sunbathing in Jamaica. January is an excellent month for swimming in Jamaica with very warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting Jamaica in the months of January, February, March, July, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for January.

Temperature in Jamaica in January

The average maximum temperature in Jamaica in January is 29°. The average maximum temperature is 29° in the previous month and 29° in the next month.

The average temperature in Jamaica in January is 26°. The average temperature ranges is 27° in the previous month and 26° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Jamaica in January is 23°. The minimum temperature is 24° in the previous month and 23° in the next month.

Sunshine in Jamaica in January

The average day light hours per day in Jamaica in January are 11.1 and there are 7.8 hours of sunshine per day on average during January making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover.

The ultraviolet index in Jamaica in January is typically 8.2 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 Jamaica in January

The average sea water temperature in Jamaica in January is 27.2° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Jamaica in January

The average total rainfall in Jamaica in January is 6.7cm and on average there are 9.9 rainy days in January making it a dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Jamaica in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Jamaica in January is 23° which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan. The dew point is 23° in the previous month and 22° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Jamaica in January is typically 85.2%. The maximum relative humidity is 86.8% in the previous month and 84.2% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Jamaica in January is typically 74.6%. The average relative humidity is 75.9% in the previous month and 73.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Jamaica in January

The average maximum wind speed in Jamaica in January is typically 29kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 28kmh in the previous month and 29kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Jamaica in January is typically 12kmh. The average wind speed is 12kmh in the previous month and 11kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Jamaica in January is from the East-Northeast.

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