Weather in Massachusetts, United States in January

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Visiting Massachusetts, United States in January

January has average maximum temperatures of 3°C (38°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 55% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.2 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 14.1 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 Massachusetts. Sea temperatures are a cold 4°C (40°F). January is too cold for swimming in Massachusetts for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Massachusetts in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in Massachusetts in January?

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

January has average maximum temperatures of 3°C (38°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 55% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.2 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 14.1 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 Massachusetts in January?

No, January is too cold for swimming in Massachusetts for any length of time, with the sea water at 4°C (40°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about January sea temperatures.

Is January a good time to holiday in Massachusetts?

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

January has average maximum temperatures of 3°C (38°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 55% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.2 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 14.1 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 Massachusetts. Sea temperatures are a cold 4°C (40°F). January is too cold for swimming in Massachusetts for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the January temperatures and sunshine.

Is Massachusetts warm in January?

No, Massachusetts is too cold for sunbathing in January.

The average maximum temperature in Massachusetts in January is 3°C (38°F). The average maximum temperature is 7°C (44°) in the previous month and 4°C (39°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Massachusetts in January is -0°C (31°F). The average temperature is 3°C (37°F) in the previous month and 0°C (32°F) in the next month.

More info about the January temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Massachusetts in January?

The average day light hours per day in Massachusetts in January are 9.5. The sunshine percentage is 55% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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Temperature in Massachusetts in January

The average maximum temperature in Massachusetts in January is 3°C (38°F). The average maximum temperature is 7°C (44°F) in the previous month and 4°C (39°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Massachusetts in January is -0°C (31°F). The average temperature is 3°C (37°F) in the previous month and 0°C (32°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Massachusetts in January is -4°C (25°F). The minimum temperature is -1°C (31°F) in the previous month and -4°C (26°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Massachusetts in January

During January the average day light hours are 9.5 per day in Massachusetts. The sunshine percentage is 55% making it quite sunny but with occasional periods of cloudy and overcast skies. There are 5.2 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Massachusetts in January is typically 1.6 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 Massachusetts in January

The average sea water temperature in Massachusetts in January is 4.4°C (39.9°F) which is extremely cold and not suitable for swimming. Taking a dip at this temperature would risk hypothermia.

Rainfall in Massachusetts in January

The average total rainfall in Massachusetts in January is 8.2cm (3.2inches) and on average there are 14.1 rainy days in January making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Massachusetts in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Massachusetts in January is -1°C (30°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 3°C (37°F) in the previous month and -1°C (-1°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Massachusetts in January is typically 86.1%. The maximum relative humidity is 87.3% in the previous month and 84.8% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Massachusetts in January is typically 71.7%. The average relative humidity is 73.8% in the previous month and 69.4% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Massachusetts in January

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

The average wind speed in Massachusetts in January is typically 15KM/H (9MPH). The average wind speed is 15KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 15KM/H (9MPH) in the next month.

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

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