January weather forecast
New Kingston, Jamaica

Weather in January

January, the same as December, is another warm winter month in New Kingston, Jamaica, with average temperature fluctuating between 27.3°C (81.1°F) and 21.7°C (71.1°F).

Temperature

The coldest months are January and February, with an average high-temperature of 27.3°C (81.1°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in January is calculated to be a tropical 30.4°C (86.7°F). Exhaustion is likely with prolonged exposure and activity. Sustaining activity may result in heat cramps.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. With exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', 'feels like', or 'apparent temperature', is calculated by taking the relative humidity value for a specific location and factoring it into the air temperature reading. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (metabolic differences, differences in body mass, height, and shape, clothing). 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

The average relative humidity in January is 80%.

Rainfall

In January, in New Kingston, the rain falls for 23.9 days. Throughout January, 52mm (2.05") of precipitation is accumulated. In New Kingston, during the entire year, the rain falls for 310.9 days and collects up to 1286mm (50.63") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In January, the average sea temperature in New Kingston is 27.1°C (80.8°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

In January, the average length of the day is 11.2h.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine is 6.8h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in New Kingston are January through May, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 in January transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions against overexposure. Fair-skinned people may get burned in less than 20 minutes. 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.
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FAQ

What are the coldest months in New Kingston?

The coldest months in New Kingston, Jamaica, are January and February, with an average high-temperature of 27.3°C (81.1°F).

What is the temperature in January in New Kingston?

In New Kingston, Jamaica, in January, the average high-temperature is 27.3°C (81.1°F), and the average low-temperature is 21.7°C (71.1°F). In January, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'real feel'), which takes the relative humidity and factors it into the air temperature reading, is calculated to be 30.4°C (86.7°F).

What is the average humidity in January in New Kingston?

In New Kingston, Jamaica, the average relative humidity in January is 80%.

How much does it rain in New Kingston in January?

In New Kingston, Jamaica, in January, it is raining for 23.9 days, with typically 52mm (2.05") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the water temperature in January in New Kingston?

In New Kingston, Jamaica, the average seawater temperature in January is 27.1°C (80.8°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 New Kingston?

In New Kingston, the average length of the day in January is 11.2h.

How long on average sun shines in January in New Kingston?

In January, the average sunshine is 6.8h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in New Kingston?

Months with the lowest UV index in New Kingston are January through May, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index reading in January in New Kingston?

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

Average temperature in January
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average temperature in January - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average high temperature in January: 27.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (30.3°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January and February (27.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 21.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (24.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (21.6°C).

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Average pressure in January
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average pressure in January - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average pressure in January: 1015.5mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1015.5mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is October (1011.5mbar).

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Average wind speed in January
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average wind speed in January - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average wind speed in January: 10.5km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (12.8km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is November (8.6km/h).

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Average humidity in January
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average humidity in January - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average humidity in January: 80%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (78%).

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Average rainfall in January
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average rainfall in January - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average rainfall in January: 52mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (184mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (44mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average rainfall days in January - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average rainfall days in January: 23.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (28.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (22.1 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average sea temperature in January - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average sea temperature in January: 27.1°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (29.8°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
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average daylight in January: 11.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.2h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.1h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 6.8h

Months with the most sunshine are August and September (Average sunshine: 10.8h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 6.5h).

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Average sunshine days in January
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average sunshine days in January - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average sunshine days in January: 3.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (3.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (0.3 days).

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Average UV index in January
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average UV index in January - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average UV index in January: 6

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

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Average cloud cover in January
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average cloud cover in January - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average cloud cover in January: 33

The month with the most cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 41).
The month with the least cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 29).

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Average visibility in January
New Kingston, Jamaica

Average visibility in January - New Kingston, Jamaica
  • Average visibility in January: 10km

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

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