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Visiting Cancun, Mexico in January

January has average maximum temperatures of 27°C (80°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 53.4% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 5.3cm (2.1inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Cancun. Sea temperatures are a very warm 26°C (80°F). January is an excellent month for swimming in Cancun with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

Consider visiting Cancun in the months of February, March, April, December, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in Cancun in January?

Yes, January is a good time for sunbathing in Cancun.

January has average maximum temperatures of 27°C (80°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 53.4% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 5.3cm (2.1inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 7 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 Cancun in January?

Yes, January is an excellent month for swimming in Cancun with very warm sea temperatures 26°C (80°F).

More about January sea temperatures.

Is January a good time to holiday in Cancun?

Yes, January is a great time for a holiday in Cancun.

January has average maximum temperatures of 27°C (80°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 53.4% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 5.3cm (2.1inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 7 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is a good time for sunbathing in Cancun. Sea temperatures are a very warm 26°C (80°F). January is an excellent month for swimming in Cancun with very comfortable temperatures for bathing all day.

More about the January temperatures and sunshine.

Is Cancun warm in January?

Yes, Cancun is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in January.

The average maximum temperature in Cancun in January is 27°C (80°F). The average maximum temperature is 27°C (81°) in the previous month and 28°C (82°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cancun in January is 23°C (73°F). The average temperature is 24°C (74°F) in the previous month and 24°C (74°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Cancun in January?

The average day light hours per day in Cancun in January are 11. The sunshine percentage is 53.4% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Cancun in January

The average maximum temperature in Cancun in January is 27°C (80°F). The average maximum temperature is 27°C (81°F) in the previous month and 28°C (82°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cancun in January is 23°C (73°F). The average temperature is 24°C (74°F) in the previous month and 24°C (74°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Cancun in January is 20°C (67°F). The minimum temperature is 20°C (68°F) in the previous month and 20°C (68°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Cancun in January

During January the average day light hours are 11 per day in Cancun. The sunshine percentage is 53.4% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.9 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Cancun in January is typically 7.7 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 Cancun in January

The average sea water temperature in Cancun in January is 26.4°C (79.5°F) which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Cancun in January

The average total rainfall in Cancun in January is 5.3cm (2.1inches) and on average there are 7 rainy days in January making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Cancun in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Cancun in January is 21°C (70°F) 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 22°C (71°F) in the previous month and 22°C (22°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Cancun in January is typically 93.1%. The maximum relative humidity is 94.6% in the previous month and 92.7% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Cancun in January is typically 79.3%. The average relative humidity is 80.8% in the previous month and 78.7% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Cancun in January

The average maximum wind speed in Cancun in January is typically 25KM/H (16MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 24KM/H (15MPH) in the previous month and 26KM/H (16MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Cancun in January is typically 12KM/H (8MPH). The average wind speed is 11KM/H (7MPH) in the previous month and 12KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

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

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