January weather forecast

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Weather in January

January marks the height of winter in Eritrea, offering varying climatic conditions across the country due to its diverse geography. It is considered one of the cooler months in the country, though "cool" in Eritrea still constitutes relatively warm temperatures for those from more temperate climates.

In the coastal city of Massawa, January is typically warm with temperatures averaging 28°C (82.4°F), making it quite pleasant for those who enjoy basking in moderate warmth. It is also one of the driest months of the year in Massawa, with rainfall being a rare occurrence.

In contrast, the capital city, Asmara, situated in the highlands, experiences much cooler conditions. Average temperatures in Asmara during January range from 12°C (53.6°F) to 20°C (68°F). January is also one of the driest months in Asmara, following the trend of the highlands having a dry winter.

Meanwhile, the western lowlands experience slightly higher temperatures than the highlands, averaging between 25°C (77°F) and 30°C (86°F). Cities like Barentu in the Gash-Barka region, experience these relatively high temperatures alongside minimal precipitation.

Comparatively, January is cooler than the preceding month, December, particularly in the highlands where temperatures can drop to as low as 12°C (53.6°F). In contrast, the coastal and lowland areas experience minimal changes in temperature from December to January.

Looking ahead to February, one can expect a slight rise in temperature throughout the country, marking a transition towards the warmer months. However, rainfall remains low, continuing the trend of dry conditions characteristic of Eritrea's winter months.

  • Asmara - January »
    In Asmara, Eritrea, in January, it is raining for 5.9 days, with typically 9mm (0.35") of accumulated precipitation. Asmara ushers in January with an average high-temperature of a still moderately hot 23.8°C (74.8°F), showing a close resemblance to the previous month.
  • Keren - January »
    On the first day of January in Keren, sunrise is at 06:53 and sunset at 18:05. January, February and December are months with the least rain in Keren when 1mm (0.04") of rain is typically aggregated.
  • Massawa - January »
    January is the coldest month in Massawa exhibiting average temperatures of 29.1°C (84.4°F) at the peak and 19.1°C (66.4°F) at the base. In January, the average heat index, which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, is calculated to be 34°C (93.2°F).
  • Āssab - January »
    In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:31 and sunset at 17:53. What time are sunrise and sunset in January in Āssab?
  • Mendefera - January »
    On the last day of January, in Mendefera, sunrise is at 06:53 and sunset at 18:22 EAT. The high temperature for January fluctuates around 27.8°C (82°F), while the night sees a fall to about 8°C (46.4°F), further emphasizing the dry and chilly state of this month.
  • Barentu - January »
    January, February, July, August, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the lowest UV index in Barentu, Eritrea. The months with the lowest UV index in Barentu are January, February, July, August, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.
  • Nakfa - January »
    As Nakfa welcomes January, the average high-temperature records at a still agreeable 21.4°C (70.5°F), marking an insignificant deviation from the prior month. On the last day of January, in Nakfa, sunrise is at 06:57 and sunset at 18:21 EAT.
  • Adi Tekelezan - January »
    With January heralding the beginning of the year, Adi Tekelezan, Eritrea, is gently warmed by daily sunshine lasting nearly 10 hours coupled with comfortable moderate temperatures. On the first day of January in Adi Tekelezan, sunrise is at 06:51 and sunset at 18:04.


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