January weather forecast and climate
Punta de Cartagena, Colombia

Weather in January

January is a very hot winter month in Punta de Cartagena, Colombia, with average temperature ranging between max 35.9°C (96.6°F) and min 22.9°C (73.2°F).

Temperature

In Punta de Cartagena, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in December - a sweltering 35.9°C (96.6°F). In Punta de Cartagena, in January, the average low-temperature is 22.9°C (73.2°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is estimated at a burning hot 49.5°C (121.1°F). Be wary - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are highly anticipated. With continued activity, heatstroke is very likely.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With the exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased 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 an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (clothing, metabolic differences, wind), and activity. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. 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 normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. With a lot of moisture in the air, the evaporation process is not as effective, and the body does not cool down as efficiently, creating a perception of overheating. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 37.5°C (99.5°F) to 38.3°C (100.9°F), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Punta de Cartagena is 63%.

Rainfall

The month with the least rainfall in Punta de Cartagena is January when the rain falls for 10.6 days and typically collects 24mm (0.94") of precipitation.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Punta de Cartagena is 11.7h.

Sunshine

In Punta de Cartagena, the average sunshine in January is 8.1h.

UV index

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Punta de Cartagena is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 7 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in January in Punta de Cartagena?

The average high-temperature, in January, is 35.9°C (96.6°F), while the average low-temperature is 22.9°C (73.2°F). In January, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature'), that combines both air temperature and relative humidity, is calculated to 49.5°C (121.1°F).

What is the average humidity in January in Punta de Cartagena?

In Punta de Cartagena, Colombia, the average relative humidity in January is 63%.

How many days does it rain in January in Punta de Cartagena?

In January, in Punta de Cartagena, Colombia, the rain falls for 10.6 days. Throughout January, 24mm (0.94") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the driest month in Punta de Cartagena?

The month with the least rainfall in Punta de Cartagena is January when the rain falls for 10.6 days and typically collects 24mm (0.94") of precipitation.

How many hours of daylight does Punta de Cartagena have in January?

The average length of the day in January is 11.7h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Punta de Cartagena?

In Punta de Cartagena, the average sunshine in January is 8.1h.

How high is the UV index in January in Punta de Cartagena?

In Punta de Cartagena, Colombia, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in January
Punta de Cartagena, Colombia

Average temperature in January - Punta de Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average high temperature in January: 35.9°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (37.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is November (31.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 22.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is March (24.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (22.4°C).

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Average pressure in January
Punta de Cartagena, Colombia

Average pressure in January - Punta de Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average pressure in January: 1009.2mbar

Months with the highest atmospheric pressure are May and September (1009.4mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is February (1008.8mbar).

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Average wind speed in January
Punta de Cartagena, Colombia

Average wind speed in January - Punta de Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average wind speed in January: 4.9km/h

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are February and March (5.3km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is November (4.3km/h).

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Average humidity in January
Punta de Cartagena, Colombia

Average humidity in January - Punta de Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average humidity in January: 63%

Months with the highest relative humidity are October and November (85%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (58%).

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Average rainfall in January
Punta de Cartagena, Colombia

Average rainfall in January - Punta de Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average rainfall in January: 24mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (253mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (24mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Punta de Cartagena, Colombia

Average rainfall days in January - Punta de Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average rainfall days in January: 10.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (29 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (10.6 days).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Punta de Cartagena, Colombia

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Punta de Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average daylight in January: 11.7h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.6h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.6h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 8.1h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 7.3h).

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Average sunshine days in January
Punta de Cartagena, Colombia

Average sunshine days in January - Punta de Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average sunshine days in January: 19.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (19.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is October (1.1 days).

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Average UV index in January
Punta de Cartagena, Colombia

Average UV index in January - Punta de Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average UV index in January: 7

The month with the highest UV index is February (UV index 8).
The month with the lowest UV index is October (UV index 6).

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Average cloud cover in January
Punta de Cartagena, Colombia

Average cloud cover in January - Punta de Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average cloud cover in January: 21

The month with the most cloud cover is October (Cloud cover 51).
The month with the least cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 21).

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Average visibility in January
Punta de Cartagena, Colombia

Average visibility in January - Punta de Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average visibility in January: 10km

Months with the highest visibility are January, February and March (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are October and November (7km).

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