Accra
Ghana
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Accra, Ghana

The sign of Ghanaian independence in the independence square in Accra, Ghana
The sign of Ghanaian independence in the independence square in Accra, Ghana
January, the same as December, in Accra, Ghana, is another tropical winter month, with average temperature ranging between min 23°C (73.4°F) and max 31°C (87.8°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 27.3°C (81.1°F) and only 1 rainfall days, with 15mm (0.6") of accumulated rainfall, make January the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

The warmest months are January through May, November and December, with an average high-temperature of 31°C (87.8°F).

Rainfall

January and August are months with the least rain when the rain falls for 1 days and typically aggregates up to 15mm (0.6") of rain.

Sea temperature

In Accra, the average seawater temperature is 27.3°C (81.1°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

Months with the shortest days in Accra are January and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight.

Sunshine

In Accra, the average sunshine in January is 7h.

UV index

In Accra, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 11. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 11 in January interpret into the following advice:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the warmest month in Accra?

Warmest months are January through May, November and December, with an average high-temperature of 31°C (87.8°F).

What is the temperature in January in Accra?

The average high-temperature, in January, is 31°C (87.8°F), while the average low-temperature is 23°C (73.4°F).

How many days does it rain in January in Accra?

In January, in Accra, the rain falls for 1 days. Throughout January, 15mm (0.6") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the driest month in Accra?

Months with the least rainfall are January and August Rain falls for 1 days and accumulates 15mm (0.6") of rain.

How warm is the water in January in Accra?

In Accra, Ghana, the average seawater temperature in January is 27.3°C (81.1°F). For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

What is the month with the shortest days in Accra?

January and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight, are months with the shortest days in Accra, Ghana.

What is the average length of the day in January in Accra?

The average length of the day in January is 11.8h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Accra?

The average sunshine in January in Accra is 7h.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Accra?

The average daily maximum UV index in January is 11. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - Accra, Ghana
  • Average high temperature in January: 31°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are January, February, March, April, May, November and December (31°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are July, August and September (27°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 23°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are February, March, April, May, November and December (24°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is August (22°C).

Average rainfall in January - Accra, Ghana
  • Average rainfall in January: 15mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (178mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are January and August (15mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Accra, Ghana
  • Average rainfall days in January: 1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (10 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is January (1 days).

Average sea temperature in January - Accra, Ghana
  • Average sea temperature in January: 27.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is May (28.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (23.6°C).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Accra, Ghana
  • Average daylight in January: 11.8h

Months with the longest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 12.4h).
Months with shortest days are January and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 7h

The month with most sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 8.1h).
Months with least sunshine are June, July and August (Average sunshine: 5).

Average UV index in January - Accra, Ghana
  • Average UV index in January: 11

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, August, September and October (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 10).