January weather forecast
Balikpapan, Indonesia

Panorama of the colorful Balikpapan region of Indonesia
Panorama of the colorful Balikpapan region of Indonesia

Weather in January

January, like December, in Balikpapan, Indonesia, is another warm summer month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 29.8°C (85.6°F) and 25.2°C (77.4°F).

Temperature

In January, the average high-temperature is essentially the same as in December - a moderately hot 29.8°C (85.6°F). In Balikpapan, the average low-temperature is 25.2°C (77.4°F).

Heat index

In January, the average heat index is calculated to be a sweltering 37.1°C (98.8°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 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature', or 'real feel', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (metabolic differences, wind, differences in body mass, height, and shape). 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 particularly important for children. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
Perspiration is the human body's physiological response to high temperatures and is an attempt to lower body temperature through evaporation of sweat. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 37.5°C (99.5°F) to 38.3°C (100.9°F), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in January in Balikpapan is 80%.

Rainfall

In Balikpapan, Indonesia, during 29.5 rainfall days, 189mm (7.44") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Balikpapan, during the entire year, the rain falls for 318.3 days and collects up to 1857mm (73.11") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Balikpapan, in January, the average water temperature is 29.1°C (84.4°F).
Note: 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.

Daylight

The average length of the day in January is 12h and 11min.
On the first day of January, sunrise is at 06:10 and sunset at 18:21. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:20 and sunset at 18:31 WITA.

Sunshine

With an average of 7.7h of sunshine, January has the least sunshine of the year in Balikpapan, Indonesia.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7. January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 7 in January transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against skin and eye damage is required. 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. 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 temperature in January in Balikpapan?

In Balikpapan, Indonesia, in January, the average high-temperature is 29.8°C (85.6°F), and the average low-temperature is 25.2°C (77.4°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature'), which calculates the temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, in January is calculated to be 37.1°C (98.8°F).

What is the average humidity in January in Balikpapan?

The average relative humidity in January in Balikpapan, Indonesia, is 80%.

How much does it rain in Balikpapan in January?

In January, in Balikpapan, Indonesia, the rain falls for 29.5 days. Throughout January, 189mm (7.44") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in January in Balikpapan?

In Balikpapan, in January, the average water temperature is 29.1°C (84.4°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 Balikpapan have in January?

In January, the average day length is 12h and 11min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in January in Balikpapan?

On the first day of January in Balikpapan, Indonesia, sunrise is at 06:10 and sunset at 18:21. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:20 and sunset at 18:31 WITA.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Balikpapan?

January has the least sunshine of the year, with an average of 7.7h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in January in Balikpapan?

In Balikpapan, Indonesia, the average sunshine duration in January is 7.7h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Balikpapan?

January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Balikpapan.

When is the lowest UV index in Balikpapan?

The months with the lowest UV index in Balikpapan, Indonesia, are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What is the UV index reading in January in Balikpapan?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Balikpapan is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in January
Balikpapan, Indonesia

Average temperature in January - Balikpapan, Indonesia
  • Average high temperature in January: 29.8°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are October and November (30.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (28.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 25.2°C

The months with the highest average low temperature are May and October (26°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January, February, March and July (25.2°C).

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Average pressure in January
Balikpapan, Indonesia

Average pressure in January - Balikpapan, Indonesia
  • Average pressure in January: 1009mbar

The months with the highest atmospheric pressure are August and September (1009.7mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is December (1008.3mbar).

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Average wind speed in January
Balikpapan, Indonesia

Average wind speed in January - Balikpapan, Indonesia
  • Average wind speed in January: 7.9km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is August (12.9km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is April (6.8km/h).

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Average humidity in January
Balikpapan, Indonesia

Average humidity in January - Balikpapan, Indonesia
  • Average humidity in January: 80%

The months with the highest relative humidity are June and July (81%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (77%).

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Average rainfall in January
Balikpapan, Indonesia

Average rainfall in January - Balikpapan, Indonesia
  • Average rainfall in January: 189mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (206mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (78mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Balikpapan, Indonesia

Average rainfall days in January - Balikpapan, Indonesia
  • Average rainfall days in January: 29.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (30.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is September (20.7 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
Balikpapan, Indonesia

Average sea temperature in January - Balikpapan, Indonesia
  • Average sea temperature in January: 29.1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is May (29.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is September (28.4°C).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Balikpapan, Indonesia

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Balikpapan, Indonesia
  • Average daylight in January: 12h and 11min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 12h and 11min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 3min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 7h and 42min

The month with the most sunshine is October (Average sunshine: 10h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 7h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in January
Balikpapan, Indonesia

Average sunshine days in January - Balikpapan, Indonesia
  • Average sunshine days in January: 0.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (6.2 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is December (0.5 days).

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Average UV index in January
Balikpapan, Indonesia

Average UV index in January - Balikpapan, Indonesia
  • Average UV index in January: 7

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

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Average cloud cover in January
Balikpapan, Indonesia

Average cloud cover in January - Balikpapan, Indonesia
  • Average cloud cover in January: 48

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 48).
The month with the least cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 32).

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Average visibility in January
Balikpapan, Indonesia

Average visibility in January - Balikpapan, Indonesia
  • Average visibility in January: 9km

The months with the highest visibility are February, March, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, April and December (9km).

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