Weather in Maine, United States in January

So you're interested in going to Maine, United States in January

January is a very cold and slightly rainy time for sunbathing in Maine, and not recommended. 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.

Temperature in Maine in January

The average maximum temperature in Maine in January is -0°. The average maximum temperature is in the previous month and in the next month.

The average temperature in Maine in January is -5°. The average temperature ranges is -2° in the previous month and -4° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Maine in January is -10°. The minimum temperature is -6° in the previous month and -9° in the next month.

Sunshine in Maine in January

The average day light hours per day in Maine in January are 9.3 and there are 4.7 hours of sunshine per day on average during January making it a sunny month that is overcast at times.

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° 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 57.3cm and on average there are 11.2 rainy days in January making it a slightly 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° which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is -2° in the previous month and -6° 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 28kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 27kmh in the previous month and 30kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Maine in January is typically 12kmh. The average wind speed is 12kmh in the previous month and 13kmh in the next month.

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