January weather forecast
Gold Coast, Australia

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Weather in January

As the Gold Coast enters the new year, January brings warm temperatures and considerable rainfall. Compared to the other months, January sees the highest level of rainfall at 31mm (1.22"). Between daytime and nighttime, the weather fluctuates mildly, remaining warm. Consequently, beach and water activities remain popular choices for locals and tourists alike. Sea temperatures are quite favorable for swimming and other water sports.

Temperature

In Gold Coast, Australia, January is the month with the highest recorded average temperatures, measuring a high of 26.4°C (79.5°F) and a low of 23°C (73.4°F).

Humidity

January through March, with an average relative humidity of 77%, are the most humid months in Gold Coast.

Rainfall

In Gold Coast, in January, it is raining for 11.8 days, with typically 31mm (1.22") of accumulated precipitation. In Gold Coast, Australia, during the entire year, the rain falls for 118.4 days and collects up to 338mm (13.31") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In January, the average sea temperature in Gold Coast, Australia, is 26.2°C (79.2°F).
Note: With water temperature from 25°C (77°F) to 29°C (84.2°F), all water activities are comfortable and delightful, devoid of discomfort even for lengthened periods.

Daylight

The average length of the day in January in Gold Coast is 13h and 41min.
On the first day of January, sunrise is at 4:52 am and sunset at 6:46 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:16 am and sunset at 6:42 pm AEST.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine is 9.8h.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index are January through April, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In January, a regular UV index of 6 translates into these guidelines:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. Avoid direct Sun exposure and seek shade from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the period of highest UV radiation. Remember, however, that not all shade structures offer full protection. A hat with a broad brim is indispensable, filtering out up to half of UV rays. Heads up! The reflection of sand and water notably intensifies UV rays from the Sun.
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Frequently asked questions

What part of the year is the hottest in Gold Coast?

January registers as the month with the average highest temperatures in Gold Coast, Australia, reaching 26.4°C (79.5°F) at its peak and 23°C (73.4°F) at the lowest.

What is the usual temperature for Gold Coast in January?

In Gold Coast, in January, the average high-temperature is 26.4°C (79.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 23°C (73.4°F).

What is the most humid month in Gold Coast?

January through March, with an average relative humidity of 77%, are most humid months in Gold Coast.

What is the average humidity in January in Gold Coast?

In Gold Coast, Australia, the average relative humidity in January is 77%.

How much does it rain in Gold Coast in January?

In Gold Coast, Australia, in January, it is raining for 11.8 days, with typically 31mm (1.22") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the sea water temperature in January in Gold Coast?

In Gold Coast, Australia, in January, the average water temperature is 26.2°C (79.2°F). For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

What is the average length of the day in January in Gold Coast?

The average day length in January in Gold Coast, Australia, is 13h and 41min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in January in Gold Coast?

In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 4:52 am and sunset at 6:46 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 5:16 am and sunset at 6:42 pm AEST.

How long on average sun shines in January in Gold Coast?

The average sunshine duration in January in Gold Coast is 9.8h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Gold Coast?

January through April, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index in Gold Coast, Australia.

What is the UV index reading in January in Gold Coast?

The average daily maximum UV index in January in Gold Coast, Australia, is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in January
Gold Coast, Australia

Average temperature in January - Gold Coast, Australia
  • Average high temperature in January: 26.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is January (26.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (18.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 23°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is January (23°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (14.2°C).

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Average pressure in January
Gold Coast, Australia

Average pressure in January - Gold Coast, Australia
  • Average pressure in January: 1012.6mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1020.5mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is January (1012.6mbar).

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Average wind speed in January
Gold Coast, Australia

Average wind speed in January - Gold Coast, Australia
  • Average wind speed in January: 17.9km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (19.9km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is May (16.7km/h).

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Average humidity in January
Gold Coast, Australia

Average humidity in January - Gold Coast, Australia
  • Average humidity in January: 77%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January, February and March (77%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (68%).

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Average rainfall in January
Gold Coast, Australia

Average rainfall in January - Gold Coast, Australia
  • Average rainfall in January: 31mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is February (51mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (11mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Gold Coast, Australia

Average rainfall days in January - Gold Coast, Australia
  • Average rainfall days in January: 11.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (14.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (5.3 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
Gold Coast, Australia

Average sea temperature in January - Gold Coast, Australia
  • Average sea temperature in January: 26.2°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is February (27.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (21.4°C).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Gold Coast, Australia

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Gold Coast, Australia
  • Average daylight in January: 13h and 4min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13h and 54min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 10h and 24min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 9h and 5min

The month with the most sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 10h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 6h and 24min).

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Average sunshine days in January
Gold Coast, Australia

Average sunshine days in January - Gold Coast, Australia
  • Average sunshine days in January: 14.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is August (23.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is February (13 days).

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Average UV index in January
Gold Coast, Australia

Average UV index in January - Gold Coast, Australia
  • Average UV index in January: 6

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, October, November and December (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are May, June, July, August and September (UV index 5).

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Average cloud cover in January
Gold Coast, Australia

Average cloud cover in January - Gold Coast, Australia
  • Average cloud cover in January: 39

The months with the most cloud cover are February and March (Cloud cover 40).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 19).

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Average visibility in January
Gold Coast, Australia

Average visibility in January - Gold Coast, Australia
  • Average visibility in January: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).

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