January weather forecast
Massawa, Eritrea

Weather in January

January, the same as December, is a moderately hot winter month in Massawa, Eritrea, with temperature in the range of an average high of 29.1°C (84.4°F) and an average low of 19.1°C (66.4°F).
The perfect water temperature of 26.7°C (80.1°F) with 34.7mm (1.37") of accumulated rainfall and only 3.1 rainfall days, makes January a great period for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

The coldest month in Massawa, Eritrea, is January, with an average high-temperature of 29.1°C (84.4°F) and an average low-temperature of 19.1°C (66.4°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in January is evaluated at a hot 34.2°C (93.6°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature', 'feels like', or 'real feel', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. Additional factors like wind, pregnancy, clothing, and activity influence one's weather impression. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. 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.

Humidity

With an average relative humidity of 76.3%, January is the most humid month in Massawa.

Rainfall

In Massawa, in January, it is raining for 3.1 days, with typically 34.7mm (1.37") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Massawa, there are 15.1 rainfall days, and 183.3mm (7.22") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Massawa, Eritrea, the average seawater temperature in January is 26.7°C (80.1°F).
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

The average length of the day in January is 11h and 19min.
On the first day of January in Massawa, sunrise is at 06:49 and sunset at 18:02. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:51 and sunset at 18:19 EAT.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine in Massawa is 8h.

UV index

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Massawa is 9. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 9 in January transform into the following instructions:
Take special precautions, as unprotected eyes and skin can be burned and damaged quickly. 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. 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Massawa?

With an average high-temperature of 29.1°C (84.4°F) and an average low-temperature of 19.1°C (66.4°F), January is the coldest month.

What is the temperature in January in Massawa?

In Massawa, Eritrea, in January, the average high-temperature is 29.1°C (84.4°F), and the average low-temperature is 19.1°C (66.4°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'feels like'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, in January is evaluated at 34.2°C (93.6°F).

What is the most humid month in Massawa?

The most humid month is January, with an average relative humidity of 76.3%.

What is the average humidity in January in Massawa?

The average relative humidity in January in Massawa is 76.3%.

How much does it rain in Massawa in January?

In Massawa, Eritrea, during January, the rain falls for 3.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 34.7mm (1.37") of precipitation.

How warm is the water in January in Massawa?

In Massawa, Eritrea, in January, the average water temperature is 26.7°C (80.1°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 Massawa have in January?

In Massawa, Eritrea, the average day length in January is 11h and 19min.

When are sunrise and sunset in January in Massawa?

On the first day of January in Massawa, sunrise is at 06:49 and sunset at 18:02. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:51 and sunset at 18:19 EAT.

How long on average sun shines in January in Massawa?

In January, the average sunshine duration in Massawa, Eritrea, is 8h.

How high is the UV index in January in Massawa?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Massawa, Eritrea, is 9. A UV Index estimate of 8 to 10 represents a very high health risk from exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in January
Massawa, Eritrea

Average temperature in January - Massawa, Eritrea
  • Average high temperature in January: 29.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (40.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (29.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 19.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (27.7°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and February (19.1°C).

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Average humidity in January
Massawa, Eritrea

Average humidity in January - Massawa, Eritrea
  • Average humidity in January: 76.3%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (76.3%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (53%).

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Average rainfall in January
Massawa, Eritrea

Average rainfall in January - Massawa, Eritrea
  • Average rainfall in January: 34.7mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (39.5mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is June (0.4mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Massawa, Eritrea

Average rainfall days in January - Massawa, Eritrea
  • Average rainfall days in January: 3.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (3.1 days).
The months with the least rainy days are June and September (0.1 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
Massawa, Eritrea

Average sea temperature in January - Massawa, Eritrea
  • Average sea temperature in January: 26.7°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (32.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (26.6°C).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Massawa, Eritrea

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Massawa, Eritrea
  • Average daylight in January: 11h and 19min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 2min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 13min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 8h

The months with the most sunshine are April and May (Average sunshine: 10h).
The month with the least sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 6h).

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Average UV index in January
Massawa, Eritrea

Average UV index in January - Massawa, Eritrea
  • Average UV index in January: 9

The months with the highest UV index are March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 8).

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