Weather in Maine, United States in January

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Visiting Maine, United States in January

January has average maximum temperatures of -0°C (32°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.7 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 8.2cm (3.2inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Maine. Sea temperatures are a cold 4°C (38°F). January is too cold for swimming in Maine for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Maine 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 Maine in January?

No, January is not a good time for sunbathing in Maine.

January has average maximum temperatures of -0°C (32°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.7 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 8.2cm (3.2inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

More about January temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Maine in January?

No, January is too cold for swimming in Maine for any length of time, with the sea water at 4°C (38°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about January sea temperatures.

Is January a good time to holiday in Maine?

No, January is not a good time for a holiday in Maine.

January has average maximum temperatures of -0°C (32°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.7 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 8.2cm (3.2inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 11.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Maine. Sea temperatures are a cold 4°C (38°F). January is too cold for swimming in Maine for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the January temperatures and sunshine.

Is Maine warm in January?

No, Maine is too cold for sunbathing in January.

The average maximum temperature in Maine in January is -0°C (32°F). The average maximum temperature is 3°C (37°) in the previous month and 1°C (35°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Maine in January is -5°C (23°F). The average temperature is -2°C (29°F) in the previous month and -4°C (26°F) in the next month.

More info about the January temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Maine in January?

The average day light hours per day in Maine in January are 9.3. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.7 hours of sunshine per day.

More about January sunshine.

Temperature in Maine in January

The average maximum temperature in Maine in January is -0°C (32°F). The average maximum temperature is 3°C (37°F) in the previous month and 1°C (35°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Maine in January is -5°C (23°F). The average temperature is -2°C (29°F) in the previous month and -4°C (26°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Maine in January is -10°C (14°F). The minimum temperature is -6°C (21°F) in the previous month and -9°C (16°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Maine in January

During January the average day light hours are 9.3 per day in Maine. The sunshine percentage is 51% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 4.7 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Maine in January is typically 1.4 during January. An ultraviolet index reading of 0 to 2 indicates low danger from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Most people will be able to spend several hours in the sun with out a problem, however unprotected skin risks burning in less than 1 hour. Wear sunglasses on bright days. Only those that burn easily will need to apply sunscreen. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Maine in January

The average sea water temperature in Maine in January is 3.5°C (38.3°F) which is extremely cold and not suitable for swimming. Taking a dip at this temperature would risk hypothermia.

Rainfall in Maine in January

The average total rainfall in Maine in January is 8.2cm (3.2inches) and on average there are 11.2 rainy days in January making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Maine in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Maine in January is -6°C (20°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is -2°C (28°F) in the previous month and -6°C (-6°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Maine in January is typically 84.3%. The maximum relative humidity is 88.3% in the previous month and 83% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Maine in January is typically 66.2%. The average relative humidity is 71.2% in the previous month and 63.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Maine in January

The average maximum wind speed in Maine in January is typically 28KM/H (17MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 27KM/H (17MPH) in the previous month and 30KM/H (18MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Maine in January is typically 12KM/H (7MPH). The average wind speed is 12KM/H (7MPH) in the previous month and 13KM/H (8MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Maine in January is from the West-Northwest.

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