January weather forecast
Sorong, Indonesia

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Weather in January

Kicking off the new year, Sorong's weather is typified by prevalent high humidity of 79% with observable heat with top temperatures reaching up to 30.2°C (86.4°F). The January climate welcomes the city with balmy nights, frequent rain and dense cloud cover- a scenario typical for this tropical locale. Compared to February, January is a touch more humid and marginally hotter, setting the tone for the rest of the year. While daylight is ample, the overcast skies and consistent rain showers tends to limit sunshine hours, making January a relatively cooler month in the spectrum of Sorong's tropical weather.

Temperature

The commencement of January introduces an average high-temperature of a still tropical 30.2°C (86.4°F), closely mirroring the preceding month. In January, Sorong's nights cool slightly to a consistent average temperature of 25.3°C (77.5°F).

Heat index

The heat index value during January is calculated to be a fiery hot 38°C (100.4°F). Implement enhanced safety actions, heat cramps and heat exhaustion could occur. Sustained activity might result in heatstroke.
Heat index determinations are made taking into account the shade and light air movements. The heat index may experience an enhancement of 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees under direct sunlight.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like' or 'felt air temperature', is an estimation of the warmth sensation when considering humidity levels. Factors such as metabolic variation, pregnancy, and physical activity play a role in one's impression of weather. When exposed to direct sunlight, it's possible for the heat index to increase by as much as 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially vital to children. Youngsters frequently overlook the need for breaks and fluid intake. Thirst is an advanced sign of dehydration - thereby highlighting the importance of keeping hydrated, particularly during long physical activities.
By perspiring, the human body can shed its excessive warmth since evaporated sweat cools it off. Relative humidity in excess curtails evaporation, therefore reducing heat dissipation from the body, leading to feelings of excess heat. When body temperature rises due to excess heat gain beyond its removal capability, one might experience heat-related disorders.

Humidity

January and February, with an average relative humidity of 79%, are the least humid months.

Rainfall

In January, in Sorong, the rain falls for 27.5 days. Throughout January, 143mm (5.63") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 306.8 rainfall days, and 1796mm (70.71") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Sorong, Indonesia, in January, the average water temperature is 29.1°C (84.4°F).
Note: Between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F), water temperature is typically considered very warm and pleasurable by everyone. Water activities at these temperatures are enjoyable for extended periods without discomfort.

Daylight

The average length of the day in January is 12h and 10min.
On the first day of January, sunrise is at 06:12 and sunset at 18:23. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:23 and sunset at 18:32 WIT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in January is 8.1h.

UV index

January through July, September and October, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The UV index of 7 during January leads to these advisories:
Refrain from overexposure. Fair-skinned individuals could burn in under 20 minutes. Seek shade and limit direct Sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is at its peak, but be aware that not all shade structures provide complete sun protection. To cut down UV radiation exposure by about half, sport a wide-brim hat. Note! Reflective surfaces like sand and water heighten the UV radiation levels.

Frequently asked questions

How hot is January?

In January, in Sorong, the average high-temperature is 30.2°C (86.4°F), and the average low-temperature is 25.3°C (77.5°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature'), which factors the actual air temperature with the relative humidity, in January is calculated to be 38°C (100.4°F).

What are the least humid months?

The months with the lowest humidity are January and February, with an average relative humidity of 79%.

What is the average humidity in January in Sorong?

In Sorong, the average relative humidity in January is 79%.

How much does it rain in January?

In January, the rain falls for 27.5 days. Throughout January, 143mm (5.63") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in January?

In January, the average sea temperature is 29.1°C (84.4°F). 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.

How many hours of daylight does Sorong have in January?

In January, the average day length is 12h and 10min.

When are sunrise and sunset in January?

On the first day of January, sunrise is at 06:12 and sunset at 18:23. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:23 and sunset at 18:32 WIT.

How long on average sun shines in January?

In Sorong, the average sunshine duration in January is 8.1h.

What are the months with the highest UV index?

January through July, September and October, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Sorong.

What is the UV index reading in January?

The average daily maximum UV index in January is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in January
Sorong, Indonesia

Average temperature in January - Sorong, Indonesia
  • Average high temperature in January: 30.2°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is November (30.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (28.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 25.3°C

The months with the highest average low temperature are January, February, March, November and December (25.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is September (24°C).

Average pressure in January
Sorong, Indonesia

Average pressure in January - Sorong, Indonesia
  • Average pressure in January: 1008.7mbar

The months with the highest atmospheric pressure are August and September (1010.1mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is December (1008.1mbar).

Average wind speed in January
Sorong, Indonesia

Average wind speed in January - Sorong, Indonesia
  • Average wind speed in January: 8km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is August (10.5km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is May (6.1km/h).

Average humidity in January
Sorong, Indonesia

Average humidity in January - Sorong, Indonesia
  • Average humidity in January: 79%

The month with the highest relative humidity is July (85%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are January and February (79%).

Average rainfall in January
Sorong, Indonesia

Average rainfall in January - Sorong, Indonesia
  • Average rainfall in January: 143mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (186mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (102mm).

Average rainfall days in January
Sorong, Indonesia

Average rainfall days in January - Sorong, Indonesia
  • Average rainfall days in January: 27.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (29.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is October (22.6 days).

Average sea temperature in January
Sorong, Indonesia

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

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is April (29.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (28.3°C).

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

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Sorong, Indonesia
  • Average daylight in January: 12h and 1min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 12h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 6min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 8h and 1min

The month with the most sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 10h and 12min).
The month with the least sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 6h and 42min).

Average sunshine days in January
Sorong, Indonesia

Average sunshine days in January - Sorong, Indonesia
  • Average sunshine days in January: 1.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is July (6.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is December (1.1 days).

Average UV index in January
Sorong, Indonesia

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

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September and October (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are August, November and December (UV index 6).

Average cloud cover in January
Sorong, Indonesia

Average cloud cover in January - Sorong, Indonesia
  • Average cloud cover in January: 44

The months with the most cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 57).
The month with the least cloud cover is November (Cloud cover 41).

Average visibility in January
Sorong, Indonesia

Average visibility in January - Sorong, Indonesia
  • Average visibility in January: 10km

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

Sorong, Indonesia

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