January weather forecast
Morant Bay, Jamaica

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Weather in January

Transitioning from the dry end of the year, a slight increase in humidity is seen in January, indicative of a more tropical climate in Morant Bay, Jamaica. Although, localized showers are sparse, it is not uncommon for the island to experience 22.1 days of rainfall amounting to 70mm (2.76"). The sea retains much of its warmth from December, allowing for inviting yet refreshing dips. January signals the start of the new year with relatively mild temperatures and winds, making it ideal for outdoor activities such as bird-watching or hiking. It is a good time for tourists to enjoy the warmth without the intense summer heat.

Temperature

Transitioning into January, Morant Bay records an average high-temperature of a still warm 26.3°C (79.3°F), almost identical to December's 26.9°C (80.4°F). Morant Bay sustains a near constant temperature throughout January, with nighttime averages of 24.6°C (76.3°F).

Humidity

January is the least humid month, with an average relative humidity of 77%.

Rainfall

In Morant Bay, in January, it is raining for 22.1 days, with typically 70mm (2.76") of accumulated precipitation. In Morant Bay, Jamaica, during the entire year, the rain falls for 292.5 days and collects up to 1440mm (56.69") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In January, the average sea temperature in Morant Bay is 27.2°C (81°F).
Note: Water temperature ranging from 25°C (77°F) to 29°C (84.2°F) is recognized as warm and pleasant by all, making water activities comfortable and delightful for long durations.

Daylight

The average length of the day in January is 11h and 12min.
On the first day of January, sunrise is at 06:36 and sunset at 17:41. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:38 and sunset at 17:59 EST.

Sunshine

In Morant Bay, the average sunshine in January is 6.4h.

UV index

January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index. January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The maximum daily UV index, 7 in January, converts into the following recommendations:
Ward off overexposure. Defence against solar harm is crucial. Make an effort to avoid direct sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., the peak period for UV radiation, and note that objects like parasols or canopies might not offer full sun protection. For a sun-safe wardrobe, go for clothes that are tightly woven and generously sized. Heads up! Sand and water reflection magnifies the UV exposure from the Sun.
Updated: Jan 31, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | Resources

Frequently asked questions

What are January temperatures in Morant Bay?

The high-temperature, in January, in Morant Bay, is 26.3°C (79.3°F), while the low-temperature averages to 24.6°C (76.3°F).

What is the least humid month in Morant Bay?

January is the least humid month in Morant Bay, with an average relative humidity of 77%.

What is the average humidity in January in Morant Bay?

The average relative humidity in January in Morant Bay is 77%.

How much does it rain in Morant Bay in January?

In January, in Morant Bay, the rain falls for 22.1 days. Throughout January, 70mm (2.76") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the sea water temperature in January in Morant Bay?

In Morant Bay, Jamaica, in January, the average water temperature is 27.2°C (81°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.

What is the average length of the day in January in Morant Bay?

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

When are sunrise and sunset in January in Morant Bay?

On the first day of January in Morant Bay, sunrise is at 06:36 and sunset at 17:41. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:38 and sunset at 17:59 EST.

How long on average sun shines in January in Morant Bay?

In Morant Bay, Jamaica, the average sunshine duration in January is 6.4h.

When is the highest UV index in Morant Bay?

The months with the highest UV index in Morant Bay, Jamaica, are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Morant Bay?

The months with the lowest UV index in Morant Bay, Jamaica, are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Morant Bay?

In Morant Bay, Jamaica, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high hazard to health from exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in January
Morant Bay, Jamaica

Average temperature in January - Morant Bay, Jamaica
  • Average high temperature in January: 26.3°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are August and September (28.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is March (26.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 24.6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is September (26.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is March (24.2°C).

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Average pressure in January
Morant Bay, Jamaica

Average pressure in January - Morant Bay, Jamaica
  • Average pressure in January: 1015.6mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1015.6mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is October (1011.6mbar).

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Average wind speed in January
Morant Bay, Jamaica

Average wind speed in January - Morant Bay, Jamaica
  • Average wind speed in January: 19.2km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (21.7km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is October (15.4km/h).

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Average humidity in January
Morant Bay, Jamaica

Average humidity in January - Morant Bay, Jamaica
  • Average humidity in January: 77%

The month with the highest relative humidity is June (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is January (77%).

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Average rainfall in January
Morant Bay, Jamaica

Average rainfall in January - Morant Bay, Jamaica
  • Average rainfall in January: 70mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (189mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (62mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Morant Bay, Jamaica

Average rainfall days in January - Morant Bay, Jamaica
  • Average rainfall days in January: 22.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (27.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (20.6 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
Morant Bay, Jamaica

Average sea temperature in January - Morant Bay, Jamaica
  • Average sea temperature in January: 27.2°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (29.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (26.8°C).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Morant Bay, Jamaica

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Morant Bay, Jamaica
  • Average daylight in January: 11h and 1min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 6min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 6h and 2min

The months with the most sunshine are April and August (Average sunshine: 10h and 18min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6h and 18min).

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Average sunshine days in January
Morant Bay, Jamaica

Average sunshine days in January - Morant Bay, Jamaica
  • Average sunshine days in January: 5.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (5.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (1.3 days).

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Average UV index in January
Morant Bay, Jamaica

Average UV index in January - Morant Bay, Jamaica
  • 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
Morant Bay, Jamaica

Average cloud cover in January - Morant Bay, Jamaica
  • Average cloud cover in January: 37

The month with the most cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 35).

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Average visibility in January
Morant Bay, Jamaica

Average visibility in January - Morant Bay, Jamaica
  • Average visibility in January: 10km

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

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