West Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Scenic view of palm trees along the white sandy beaches on the Indian Ocean, on the Coast of West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Scenic view of palm trees along the white sandy beaches on the Indian Ocean, on the Coast of West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
January, the same as December, is a moderately hot summer month in West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, with average temperature fluctuating between 29°C (84.2°F) and 24°C (75.2°F).

Temperature

In West Island, the average high-temperature remains the same as in December - a still moderately hot 29°C (84.2°F). In West Island, in January, the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).

Rainfall

In West Island, in January, it is raining for 13 days, with typically 208mm (8.19") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, there are 186 rainfall days, and 2082mm (81.97") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

January through June, with an average sea temperature of 28°C (82.4°F), are months with the warmest seawater in West Island.
Note: For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day is 12.7h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in January is 13h.

UV index

January through April, September through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Practice all essential precautions. Protection against sun damage is crucial. 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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in January in West Island?

In January, the average high-temperature is 29°C (84.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).

How many days does it rain in January in West Island?

In West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, in January, it is raining for 13 days, with typically 208mm (8.19") of accumulated precipitation.

What months are the sea warmest in West Island?

January through June, with an average sea temperature of 28°C (82.4°F), are months with the warmest seawater in West Island.

What is the water temperature in January in West Island?

In West Island, in January, the average water temperature is 28°C (82.4°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

How many hours of daylight does West Island have in January?

In West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, the average length of the day in January is 12.7h.

How long on average sun shines in January in West Island?

In January, the average sunshine in West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, is 13h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in West Island?

Months with the highest UV index are January through April, September through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index intensity in January in West Island?

The average daily maximum UV index in January in West Island is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average high temperature in January: 29°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are February, March and April (30°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are June, July, August and September (28°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 24°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are March and April (25°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are July, August and September (23°C).

Average rainfall in January - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average rainfall in January: 208mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is April (255mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is October (99mm).

Average rainfall days in January - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average rainfall days in January: 13 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are May and July (20 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is December (11 days).

Average sea temperature in January - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average sea temperature in January: 28°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are January, February, March, April, May and June (28°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are July, August, September, October, November and December (27°C).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average daylight in January: 12.7h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 12.8h).
The month with shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11.4h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 13h

Months with most sunshine are May and July (Average sunshine: 20h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 11h).

Average UV index in January - West Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Average UV index in January: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, September, October, November and December (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is June (UV index 8).