January weather forecast and climate
El Obispo, Costa Rica

Weather in January

January in El Obispo, Costa Rica, is a tropical winter month, with average temperature varying between 21°C (69.8°F) and 31.4°C (88.5°F).

Temperature

In January, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in December - a tropical 31.4°C (88.5°F). In El Obispo, the average low-temperature is 21°C (69.8°F).

Heat index

In January, the average heat index is calculated to a sweltering 38.7°C (101.7°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. 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', 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', or 'felt air temperature', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. Additional factors like activity, differences in body mass, height, and shape, metabolic differences, and pregnancy affect individual temperature impact. 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 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 January, the average relative humidity in El Obispo is 70%.

Rainfall

In El Obispo, during January, the rain falls for 4.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 8mm (0.31") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in El Obispo, Costa Rica, there are 236.5 rainfall days, and 2037mm (80.2") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

The average length of the day in El Obispo is 11.6h.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine is 7.6h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are January through September and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 7 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in January in El Obispo?

In El Obispo, in January, the average high-temperature is 31.4°C (88.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 21°C (69.8°F). In January, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'felt air temperature'), that combines both air temperature and relative humidity, is calculated to 38.7°C (101.7°F).

What is the average humidity in January in El Obispo?

The average relative humidity in January is 70%.

How many days does it rain in January in El Obispo?

In January, in El Obispo, Costa Rica, the rain falls for 4.2 days. Throughout January, 8mm (0.31") of precipitation is accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does El Obispo have in January?

In January, the average length of the day in El Obispo is 11.6h.

How many hours of sunshine does El Obispo have in January?

The average sunshine in January in El Obispo is 7.6h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in El Obispo?

Months with the highest UV index are January through September and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What is the UV index intensity in January in El Obispo?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in El Obispo is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in January
El Obispo, Costa Rica

Average temperature in January - El Obispo, Costa Rica
  • Average high temperature in January: 31.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (34.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is October (28.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 21°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (24.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (21°C).

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Average pressure in January
El Obispo, Costa Rica

Average pressure in January - El Obispo, Costa Rica
  • Average pressure in January: 1011mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1011mbar).
Months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are May, October and November (1010.2mbar).

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Average wind speed in January
El Obispo, Costa Rica

Average wind speed in January - El Obispo, Costa Rica
  • Average wind speed in January: 14.6km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (15km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is September (5.2km/h).

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Average humidity in January
El Obispo, Costa Rica

Average humidity in January - El Obispo, Costa Rica
  • Average humidity in January: 70%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (88%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (61%).

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Average rainfall in January
El Obispo, Costa Rica

Average rainfall in January - El Obispo, Costa Rica
  • Average rainfall in January: 8mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (427mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are February and March (5mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
El Obispo, Costa Rica

Average rainfall days in January - El Obispo, Costa Rica
  • Average rainfall days in January: 4.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (30.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (3.5 days).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
El Obispo, Costa Rica

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - El Obispo, Costa Rica
  • Average daylight in January: 11.6h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.7h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.5h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 7.6h

The month with the most sunshine is March (Average sunshine: 9.9h).
The month with the least sunshine is October (Average sunshine: 6.9h).

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Average sunshine days in January
El Obispo, Costa Rica

Average sunshine days in January - El Obispo, Costa Rica
  • Average sunshine days in January: 25.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (25.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is October (0.5 days).

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Average UV index in January
El Obispo, Costa Rica

Average UV index in January - El Obispo, Costa Rica
  • Average UV index in January: 7

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and December (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are October and November (UV index 6).

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Average cloud cover in January
El Obispo, Costa Rica

Average cloud cover in January - El Obispo, Costa Rica
  • Average cloud cover in January: 13

The month with the most cloud cover is October (Cloud cover 52).
The month with the least cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 11).

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Average visibility in January
El Obispo, Costa Rica

Average visibility in January - El Obispo, Costa Rica
  • Average visibility in January: 10km

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March and April (10km).
The month with the lowest visibility is October (7km).

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