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Visiting San Luis Obispo County, United States in January

January has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 61% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.1hrs. January has total rainfall of 8.1cm (3.2inches) 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. It is not a good time for sunbathing in San Luis Obispo County. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (58°F). January is too cold for swimming in San Luis Obispo County for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting San Luis Obispo County in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for January.

Can you sunbathe in San Luis Obispo County in January?

No, January is not a good time for sunbathing in San Luis Obispo County.

January has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 61% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.1hrs. January has total rainfall of 8.1cm (3.2inches) 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.

More about January temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in San Luis Obispo County in January?

No, January is too cold for swimming in San Luis Obispo County for any length of time, with the sea water at 15°C (58°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

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Is January a good time to holiday in San Luis Obispo County?

Yes, January is a slightly cool time for a holiday in San Luis Obispo County.

January has average maximum temperatures of 18°C (64°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 61% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.1hrs. January has total rainfall of 8.1cm (3.2inches) 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. It is not a good time for sunbathing in San Luis Obispo County. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (58°F). January is too cold for swimming in San Luis Obispo County for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the January temperatures and sunshine.

Is San Luis Obispo County warm in January?

No, San Luis Obispo County is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days in January.

The average maximum temperature in San Luis Obispo County in January is 18°C (64°F). The average maximum temperature is 17°C (63°) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in San Luis Obispo County in January is 11°C (52°F). The average temperature is 11°C (51°F) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

More info about the January temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is San Luis Obispo County in January?

The average day light hours per day in San Luis Obispo County in January are 10. The sunshine percentage is 61% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.1hrs.

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Temperature in San Luis Obispo County in January

The average maximum temperature in San Luis Obispo County in January is 18°C (64°F). The average maximum temperature is 17°C (63°F) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in San Luis Obispo County in January is 11°C (52°F). The average temperature is 11°C (51°F) in the previous month and 11°C (52°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in San Luis Obispo County in January is 4°C (39°F). The minimum temperature is 4°C (39°F) in the previous month and 5°C (41°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in San Luis Obispo County in January

During January the average day light hours are 10 per day in San Luis Obispo County. The sunshine percentage is 61% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.1hrs.

The ultraviolet index in San Luis Obispo County in January is typically 3.2 during January. An ultraviolet index reading of 3 to 5 indicates there is a moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Keep out of the sun during the strongest hours around midday when unprotected skin risks burning in less than 30 minutes. For the sensitive 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, and after swimming or sweating. Tanning for hours is possible with the right application of sun cream. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in San Luis Obispo County in January

The average sea water temperature in San Luis Obispo County in January is 14.7°C (58.5°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in San Luis Obispo County in January

The average total rainfall in San Luis Obispo County in January is 8.1cm (3.2inches) and on average there are 8.1 rainy days in January making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in San Luis Obispo County in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in San Luis Obispo County in January is 7°C (44°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 7°C (45°F) in the previous month and 8°C (8°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in San Luis Obispo County in January is typically 88.9%. The maximum relative humidity is 89.6% in the previous month and 92.7% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in San Luis Obispo County in January is typically 68.9%. The average relative humidity is 70.5% in the previous month and 73.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in San Luis Obispo County in January

The average maximum wind speed in San Luis Obispo County in January is typically 23KM/H (14MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 23KM/H (14MPH) in the previous month and 25KM/H (15MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in San Luis Obispo County in January is typically 7KM/H (4MPH). The average wind speed is 7KM/H (4MPH) in the previous month and 8KM/H (5MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in San Luis Obispo County in January is from the West-Southwest.

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