January weather forecast
Diani Beach, Kenya

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A shade and palm trees on the white sandy beaches of Diani, the coastal city in Kenya
A shade and palm trees on the white sandy beaches of Diani, the coastal city in Kenya

Weather in January

Starting the year, Diani Beach, Kenya exhibits a mix of cloudy and sun-drenched days. A slight change in temperature from both extremities is noticed from last month. The weather remains delightfully warm, a characteristic of the tropical climate of the region. Sea temperature contributes to the overall serene environment providing an excellent opportunity for marine exploration. A slight spike in rainfall from last month to 30mm (1.18") can be observed during January.

Temperature

Diani Beach, Kenya, in January records a high-temperature average of a still tropical 32°C (89.6°F), on par with December. Diani Beach encounters a steady low-temperature average of 23°C (73.4°F) throughout the month of January.

Rainfall

In Diani Beach, in January, during 6 rainfall days, 30mm (1.18") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Diani Beach, there are 140 rainfall days, and 1121mm (44.13") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Diani Beach, the average seawater temperature in January is 28°C (82.4°F).
Note: For swimming, diving, and similar activities, the water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered delightful, allowing for extended periods of enjoyment without discomfort.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day is 12h and 20min.
On the first day of January, sunrise is at 06:13 and sunset at 18:35. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:25 and sunset at 18:43 EAT.

Sunshine

In Diani Beach, the average sunshine in January is 9h.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index in Diani Beach, Kenya, are January through April, September through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily high UV index of 12 in January translates into this advice:
Utilize all vital precautions. Guarding against sun harm is non-negotiable. Limit direct sun exposure especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is at its peak. However, keep in mind that shade structures may not provide full sun protection. Wearing sunglasses with both UVA and UVB protection effectively reduces sun-induced eye damage. Frequent reapplication of a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen is vital every two hours or directly after a swim or an outdoor workout. Note! The Sun's UV radiation gets intensified with the reflection from sand and water.
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Frequently asked questions

How hot is it in Diani Beach in January?

The high-temperature, in January, in Diani Beach, is 32°C (89.6°F), while the low-temperature averages to 23°C (73.4°F).

How many days does it rain in January in Diani Beach?

In January, the rain falls for 6 days. Throughout January, 30mm (1.18") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the sea water temperature in January in Diani Beach?

In Diani Beach, the average seawater temperature in January is 28°C (82.4°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.

What is the average length of the day in January in Diani Beach?

In January, the average day length in Diani Beach is 12h and 20min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in January in Diani Beach?

In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:13 and sunset at 18:35. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:25 and sunset at 18:43 EAT.

How long on average sun shines in January in Diani Beach?

In January, the average sunshine duration in Diani Beach is 9h.

When is the highest UV index in Diani Beach?

The months with the highest UV index in Diani Beach are January through April, September through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index reading in January in Diani Beach?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Diani Beach, Kenya, is 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in January
Diani Beach, Kenya

Average temperature in January - Diani Beach, Kenya
  • Average high temperature in January: 32°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (33°C).
The months with the lowest average high temperature are July and August (28°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 23°C

The months with the highest average low temperature are February, March and April (24°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are July and August (20°C).

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Average rainfall in January
Diani Beach, Kenya

Average rainfall in January - Diani Beach, Kenya
  • Average rainfall in January: 30mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (270mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (17mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Diani Beach, Kenya

Average rainfall days in January - Diani Beach, Kenya
  • Average rainfall days in January: 6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (19 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (4 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
Diani Beach, Kenya

Average sea temperature in January - Diani Beach, Kenya
  • Average sea temperature in January: 28°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are March and April (29°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (25°C).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Diani Beach, Kenya

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Diani Beach, Kenya
  • Average daylight in January: 12h and 2min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 12h and 24min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11h and 54min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 9h

The month with the most sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 10h).
The month with the least sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 6h).

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Average UV index in January
Diani Beach, Kenya

Average UV index in January - Diani Beach, Kenya
  • Average UV index in January: 12

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, September, October, November and December (UV index 12).
The months with the lowest UV index are June and July (UV index 10).

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Diani Beach, Kenya

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