January weather forecast and climate
George Town, Malaysia

A clear view of George Town from atop a beautiful gazebo on Penang Hill, during spring
A clear view of George Town from atop a beautiful gazebo on Penang Hill, during spring
January, the same as December, in George Town, Malaysia, is another hot winter month, with average temperature varying between 24°C (75.2°F) and 32°C (89.6°F).

Temperature

Warmest months are January through April, with an average high-temperature of 32°C (89.6°F).

Rainfall

The month with the least rainfall in George Town is January when the rain falls for 9 days and typically collects 70mm (2.8") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

The month with the coldest seawater is January, with an average sea temperature of 28.7°C (83.7°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.

Daylight

Months with the shortest days are January and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight.

Sunshine

Months with the most sunshine are January through March, with an average of 8h of sunshine.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are January through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
The average daily UV index of 12 in January transform into the following instructions:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin can burn in minutes. 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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What are the warmest months in George Town?

January through April, with an average high-temperature of 32°C (89.6°F), are warmest months in George Town, Malaysia.

What is the temperature in January in George Town?

The average high-temperature, in January, in George Town, is 32°C (89.6°F), while the average low-temperature is 24°C (75.2°F).

How much does it rain in George Town in January?

In January, the rain falls for 9 days. Throughout January, 70mm (2.8") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the driest month in George Town?

January is the month with the least rainfall in George Town. Rain falls for 9 days and accumulates 70mm (2.8") of precipitation.

What month is the sea coldest in George Town?

With an average sea temperature of 28.7°C (83.7°F), January is the month with the coldest seawater. For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

What is the water temperature in January in George Town?

In January, the average sea temperature in George Town, Malaysia, is 28.7°C (83.7°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 month with the shortest days in George Town?

January and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight, are months with the shortest days in George Town, Malaysia.

How many hours of daylight does George Town have in January?

The average length of the day in January in George Town, Malaysia, is 11.8h.

What are the months with the most sunshine in George Town?

January through March, with an average of 8h of sunshine, are months with the most sunshine in George Town, Malaysia.

How long on average sun shines in January in George Town?

In George Town, Malaysia, the average sunshine in January is 8h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in George Town?

Months with the highest UV index in George Town, Malaysia, are January through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

How high is the UV index in January in George Town?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in George Town, Malaysia, is 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average high temperature in January: 32°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are January, February, March and April (32°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are September and October (30°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 24°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, October, November and December (24°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is September (23°C).

Average rainfall in January - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall in January: 70mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (390mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (70mm).

Average rainfall days in January - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall days in January: 9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (24 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January and February (9 days).

Average sea temperature in January - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average sea temperature in January: 28.7°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is May (30.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (28.7°C).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average daylight in January: 11.8h

Months with the longest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 12.4h).
Months with shortest days are January and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 8h

Months with most sunshine are January, February and March (Average sunshine: 8h).
The month with least sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 5h).

Average UV index in January - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average UV index in January: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 11).

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