Yaounde
Cameroon
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Yaounde, Cameroon

Dusk view of the Yaounde city, Cameroon, with vast mountain ranges afar
Dusk view of the Yaounde city, Cameroon, with vast mountain ranges afar
January, the same as December, is another warm winter month in Yaounde, Cameroon, with average temperature fluctuating between 29.6°C (85.3°F) and 19.6°C (67.3°F).

Temperature

In Yaounde, the average high-temperature in January is essentially the same as in December - a still moderately hot 29.6°C (85.3°F). In Yaounde, the average low-temperature is 19.6°C (67.3°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in January is estimated at a torrid 36.3°C (97.3°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', or 'felt air temperature', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (differences in body mass, height, and shape, clothing, pregnancy). Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
The human body cools itself through perspiration, as excessive warmth is removed from the body through sweat evaporation. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

In Yaounde, the average relative humidity is 79.5%.

Rainfall

In Yaounde, during January, the rain falls for 3 days and regularly aggregates up to 19mm (0.7") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 144 rainfall days, and 1541.1mm (60.7") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

Months with the shortest days are January, November and December, with an average of 11.9h of daylight.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine is 5.5h.

UV index

January through May, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 12 in January transform into the following instructions:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in minutes. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise.

What is the temperature in January in Yaounde?

In Yaounde, in January, the average high-temperature is 29.6°C (85.3°F), and the average low-temperature is 19.6°C (67.3°F). In January, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), that represents influence of the relative humidity to air temperaure, is estimated at 36.3°C (97.3°F).

What is the average humidity in January in Yaounde?

In Yaounde, the average relative humidity in January is 79.5%.

How much does it rain in Yaounde in January?

In Yaounde, Cameroon, in January, it is raining for 3 days, with typically 19mm (0.7") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the month with the shortest days in Yaounde?

January, November and December, with an average of 11.9h of daylight, are months with the shortest days in Yaounde, Cameroon.

What is the average length of the day in January in Yaounde?

In Yaounde, Cameroon, the average length of the day in January is 11.9h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Yaounde?

In January, the average sunshine in Yaounde is 5.5h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Yaounde?

January through May, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Yaounde?

The average daily maximum UV index in January in Yaounde is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Average high temperature in January: 29.6°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (31°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are July and August (26.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 19.6°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are February, March and April (20.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is October (19.2°C).

Average humidity in January - Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Average humidity in January: 79.5%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (86%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is December (79%).

Average rainfall in January - Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Average rainfall in January: 19mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (293.6mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is December (18.6mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Average rainfall days in January: 3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (23 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January and December (3 days).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Average daylight in January: 11.9h

Months with the longest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 12.3h).
Months with shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 11.9h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 5.5h

The month with most sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 6.4h).
The month with least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 2.8h).

Average UV index in January - Yaounde, Cameroon
  • Average UV index in January: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October and November (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are June, July and December (UV index 11).