January weather forecast
George Town, Malaysia

A view of George Town in Malaysia from atop a beautiful gazebo on Penang Hill
A view of George Town in Malaysia from atop a beautiful gazebo on Penang Hill

Weather in January

January, like December, is a hot winter month in George Town, Malaysia, with average temperature varying between 30.2°C (86.4°F) and 23.8°C (74.8°F).

Temperature

In January, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in December - a still tropical 30.2°C (86.4°F). The average low-temperature, in George Town, Malaysia, is 23.8°C (74.8°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is calculated to be a torrid 38°C (100.4°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
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', 'apparent temperature', or 'feels like', is what the temperature feels like to the human body when the air temperature is combined with the relative humidity. Additional factors like activity, differences in body mass, height, and shape, wind, and pregnancy affect individual temperature impact. 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.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration. Excessive warmth is eliminated from the body by evaporation of sweat. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. If the body can not disperse the excessive heat and body temperature reaches conditions of hyperthermia, above 37.5°C (99.5°F) to 38.3°C (100.9°F), thermal conditions are potentially life-threatening.

Humidity

In George Town, the average relative humidity is 79%.

Rainfall

In George Town, in January, it is raining for 22.4 days, with typically 78mm (3.07") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in George Town, Malaysia, there are 302.5 rainfall days, and 1490mm (58.66") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

With an average sea temperature of 28.7°C (83.7°F), January is the month with the coldest seawater.
Note: 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.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In George Town, the average sunshine is 8.7h.

UV index

January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in George Town. Months with the lowest UV index are January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 7 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. 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. 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. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in January in George Town?

The average high-temperature, in January, in George Town, is 30.2°C (86.4°F), while the average low-temperature is 23.8°C (74.8°F). 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, in January is calculated to be 38°C (100.4°F).

What is the average humidity in January in George Town?

In January, the average relative humidity in George Town, Malaysia, is 79%.

How many days does it rain in January in George Town?

In George Town, in January, it is raining for 22.4 days, with typically 78mm (3.07") of accumulated precipitation.

When is the sea coldest in George Town?

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

How warm is the water in January in George Town?

In George Town, the average seawater temperature in January is 28.7°C (83.7°F). 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 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.

What is the average length of the day in January in George Town?

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

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

In George Town, the average sunshine in January is 8.7h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in George Town?

January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in George Town.

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

January through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the lowest UV index in George Town, Malaysia.

What is the UV index reading in January in George Town?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in George Town, Malaysia, is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in January
George Town, Malaysia

Average temperature in January - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average high temperature in January: 30.2°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are May and June (31.6°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are November and December (30.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 23.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (25.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (23.8°C).

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Average pressure in January
George Town, Malaysia

Average pressure in January - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average pressure in January: 1010.6mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1010.6mbar).
Months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are May and June (1008.9mbar).

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Average wind speed in January
George Town, Malaysia

Average wind speed in January - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average wind speed in January: 8.2km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (8.2km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is September (6.1km/h).

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Average humidity in January
George Town, Malaysia

Average humidity in January - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average humidity in January: 79%

Months with the highest relative humidity are November and December (81%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are February, June, July and August (76%).

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Average rainfall in January
George Town, Malaysia

Average rainfall in January - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall in January: 78mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (193mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (65mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
George Town, Malaysia

Average rainfall days in January - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall days in January: 22.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (28.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (18.3 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
George Town, Malaysia

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).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
George Town, Malaysia

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 the shortest days are January and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 8.7h

The month with the most sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 9.3h).
The month with the least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 7.6h).

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Average sunshine days in January
George Town, Malaysia

Average sunshine days in January - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average sunshine days in January: 6.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is February (8.6 days).
Months with the least sunshine days are April and November (1.1 days).

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Average UV index in January
George Town, Malaysia

Average UV index in January - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average UV index in January: 7

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

Average cloud cover in January - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average cloud cover in January: 35

The month with the most cloud cover is November (Cloud cover 46).
The month with the least cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 28).

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Average visibility in January
George Town, Malaysia

Average visibility in January - George Town, Malaysia
  • Average visibility in January: 10km

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

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