January weather forecast
Baucau, East Timor

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Weather in January

January weather in Baucau, East Timor bears the hallmarks of the tropical wet season. Showers are a nearly daily occurrence and they can be heavy at times contributing to the significantly high rainfall observed at 213mm (8.39"). This month harbors some of the highest relative humidity values, which results in a perceivable dampness in the air. Despite impressive rainfall, sunlight is in no shortage as the days stretch to the length close to that of the summer months. Temperatures remain seasonally warm and steady, conducive to outdoor activities.

Temperature

The arrival of January sees a recorded average high-temperature of a still warm 27.5°C (81.5°F), showing little divergence from the previous month's conditions. Baucau's temperature tends to fall to an average low of 22°C (71.6°F) during the nights of January.

Heat index

January's heat index is computed to be a hot 31°C (87.8°F). Long-lasting exposure and activity potentially induce a sense of weariness, with the risk of heat cramps.
When considering the heat index, it's pivotal to note it is for shade and mild wind conditions. Heat index values can rise by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees when in direct sunlight.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature' or 'real feel', shows a temperature sensation when both heat and moisture conditions are combined. The impact of weather is individual, with diverse individuals experiencing it differently due to variations in body mass, height, and activity levels. When you're directly under the sun's rays, remember that the heat index may surge by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are extremely significant for babies and toddlers. Young ones often ignore the need to take a break and drink fluids. Thirst is a late-stage symptom of dehydration - hence, maintaining hydration, particularly during extended physical activities, is crucial.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in January is 84%.

Rainfall

In Baucau, in January, it is raining for 20 days, with typically 213mm (8.39") of accumulated precipitation. In Baucau, during the entire year, the rain falls for 113 days and collects up to 1178mm (46.38") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In January, the average sea temperature is 29°C (84.2°F).
Note: Surface water temperatures ranging from 25°C (77°F) to 29°C (84.2°F) are seen as ideal and highly pleasant for extended enjoyment in all water activities.

Daylight

In Baucau, the average length of the day in January is 12h and 33min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:19 and sunset at 18:55. On the last day of January, sunrise is at 06:33 and sunset at 19:01 +09.

Sunshine

With an average of 5.1h of sunshine, January has the least sunshine of the year.

UV index

January through April, August 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 extreme threat to health from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 12 translates into the following recommendations:
Put into action all important safeguards, unprotected skin may burn swiftly. Stay in the shade and limit direct Sun exposure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a time when UV radiation is particularly strong. Remember, however, that shade structures may not provide complete protection. Opt for tightly woven and loose clothing to enhance protection from the Sun. Ensure the liberal application and reapplication of a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen after each outdoor activity or swim, and every two hours. Take note! The UV strength of the Sun elevates when reflected off water and sand.

Frequently asked questions

What is the temperature in January?

The high-temperature, in January, in Baucau, is 27.5°C (81.5°F), while the low-temperature averages to 22°C (71.6°F). In January, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'felt air temperature'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, is computed to be 31°C (87.8°F).

What is the average humidity in January?

In January, the average relative humidity is 84%.

How much does it rain in January?

In Baucau, in January, it is raining for 20 days, with typically 213mm (8.39") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the water temperature in January?

In Baucau, the average seawater temperature in January is 29°C (84.2°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 Baucau have in January?

In Baucau, the average day length in January is 12h and 33min.

When are sunrise and sunset in January in Baucau?

On the first day of January, sunrise is at 06:19 and sunset at 18:55. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:33 and sunset at 19:01 +09.

What is the month with the least sunshine?

January has the least sunshine of the year, with an average of 5.1h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in January?

In January, the average sunshine duration in Baucau is 5.1h.

What is the month with the highest UV index?

The months with the highest UV index are January through April, August through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

How high is the UV index in January?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in January
Baucau, East Timor

Average temperature in January - Baucau, East Timor
  • Average high temperature in January: 27.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is November (30.2°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (27.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 22°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is January (22°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is October (17.8°C).

Average humidity in January
Baucau, East Timor

Average humidity in January - Baucau, East Timor
  • Average humidity in January: 84%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (87%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is September (55%).

Average rainfall in January
Baucau, East Timor

Average rainfall in January - Baucau, East Timor
  • Average rainfall in January: 213.2mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is February (220.7mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (4.8mm).

Average rainfall days in January
Baucau, East Timor

Average rainfall days in January - Baucau, East Timor
  • Average rainfall days in January: 20 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (20 days).
The month with the least rainy days is September (0 days).

Average sea temperature in January
Baucau, East Timor

Average sea temperature in January - Baucau, East Timor
  • Average sea temperature in January: 29°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are November and December (30°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are July, August and September (27°C).

Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Baucau, East Timor

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Baucau, East Timor
  • Average daylight in January: 12h and 4min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 12h and 36min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11h and 36min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 5h and 1min

The months with the most sunshine are October and November (Average sunshine: 10h and 6min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 5h and 6min).

Average UV index in January
Baucau, East Timor

Average UV index in January - Baucau, East Timor
  • Average UV index in January: 12

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, August, September, October, November and December (UV index 12).
The months with the lowest UV index are June and July (UV index 10).

Baucau, East Timor

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