January weather forecast
Death Valley National Park, CA

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Amargosa Range
Amargosa Range's Zabriskie point located in the Death Valley National Park in California

Weather in January

Despite being the start of the year, January weather in Death Valley National Park tends to be quite mild, with pleasant daytime temperatures. Nonetheless, UV index reaches a low point at just 2 units, indicating that the sun's rays are least intense during this month. Temperatures range from the lowest of 40°F (4.4°C) to the fairly comfortable high of around 66.9°F (19.4°C). Rainfall in January is not unheard of, but it tends to be scarce compared to other regions. With about 10 hours of daylight, the days are relatively short compared to other parts of the year.

Temperature

Transitioning into January, Death Valley National Park experiences an average high-temperature of a still refreshing 66.9°F (19.4°C), marking a minor shift from the preceding month. Throughout January, Death Valley National Park notes a dramatic plunge from the daily high to an average low-temperature of 39.9°F (4.4°C).

Rainfall

In Death Valley National Park, in January, it is raining for 3 days, with typically 0.39" (10mm) of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Death Valley National Park, there are 20 rainfall days, and 2.36" (60mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

In Death Valley National Park, the average length of the day in January is 10h and 1min.
On the first day of January, sunrise is at 7:00 am and sunset at 4:43 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:50 am and sunset at 5:12 pm PST.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine is 7h.

UV index

In Death Valley National Park, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 3. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: During January, 3 as the daily maximum UV index converts into the following advice:
Guard yourself - Avoiding sunburn is suggested. Sun exposure should be minimized, especially during midday, to avoid harmful UV radiation. Outfit yourself in sun-safe attire, like long sleeves, pants, a hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses.

Frequently asked questions

What is the average January temperature in Death Valley National Park?

The high-temperature, in January, in Death Valley National Park, is 66.9°F (19.4°C), while the low-temperature averages to 39.9°F (4.4°C).

How many days does it rain in January in Death Valley National Park?

In Death Valley National Park, in January, during 3 rainfall days, 0.39" (10mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the average length of the day in January in Death Valley National Park?

In Death Valley National Park, the average day length in January is 10h and 1min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in January in Death Valley National Park?

On the first day of January in Death Valley National Park, sunrise is at 7:00 am and sunset at 4:43 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:50 am and sunset at 5:12 pm PST.

How many hours of sunshine does Death Valley National Park have in January?

In January, the average sunshine duration in Death Valley National Park is 7h.

What is the UV index reading in January in Death Valley National Park?

In Death Valley National Park, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium hazard to health from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average daylight
Average sunshine
Average UV index

Average temperature in January
Death Valley National Park, CA

Average temperature in January - Death Valley National Park, CA
  • Average high temperature in January: 66.9°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (116.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (65.2°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 40°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (88°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (38.3°F).

Average rainfall in January
Death Valley National Park, CA

Average rainfall in January - Death Valley National Park, CA
  • Average rainfall in January: 0.4"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is February (0.5").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is May (0").

Average rainfall days in January
Death Valley National Park, CA

Average rainfall days in January - Death Valley National Park, CA
  • Average rainfall days in January: 3 days

The months with the highest number of rainy days are January, February, March and December (3 days).
The months with the least rainy days are June and July (0 days).

Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Death Valley National Park, CA

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Death Valley National Park, CA
  • Average daylight in January: 10h and 0min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 36min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 42min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 7h

The months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 13h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6h).

Average UV index in January
Death Valley National Park, CA

Average UV index in January - Death Valley National Park, CA
  • Average UV index in January: 3

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 10).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 2).

Death Valley National Park, California, USA

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