January weather forecast
Male, Maldives

The fantastic view of Male, the Maldives, with the vast clear waters and islands
The fantastic view of Male, the Maldives, with the vast clear waters and islands

Weather in January

January in Male, Maldives, is a tropical winter month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 30°C (86°F) and an average low of 25.4°C (77.7°F).
An excellent water temperature of 28.3°C (82.9°F) and only 4.6 rainfall days, with 75.2mm (2.96") of accumulated rainfall, makes January a prime for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In Male, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in December - a tropical 30°C (86°F). In Male, in January, the average low-temperature is 25.4°C (77.7°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in January is computed to be a very hot 37.1°C (98.8°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', or 'real feel', is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (metabolic differences, differences in body mass, height, and shape, clothing), and activity. Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. 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. When the relative humidity is high, the evaporation rate is reduced. The warmth is removed from the body at a lower rate, causing the body to retain more heat than it would in dry air. 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

The average relative humidity in January is 78%.

Rainfall

In Male, during January, the rain falls for 4.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 75.2mm (2.96") of precipitation. In Male, during the entire year, the rain falls for 130.7 days and collects up to 1949.3mm (76.74") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

January and December, with an average sea temperature of 28.3°C (82.9°F), are months 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

January, November and December, with an average of 11.9h of daylight, are months with the shortest days.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in January is 8h.

UV index

January through May, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Male. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 12 interpret into the following advice:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes 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 reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in January in Male?

In Male, Maldives, in January, the average high-temperature is 30°C (86°F), and the average low-temperature is 25.4°C (77.7°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), which calculates the temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, in January is computed to be 37.1°C (98.8°F).

What is the average humidity in January in Male?

The average relative humidity in January in Male, Maldives, is 78%.

How much does it rain in Male in January?

In Male, during January, the rain falls for 4.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 75.2mm (2.96") of precipitation.

What are the months with the coldest sea water in Male?

Months with the coldest seawater are January and December, with an average sea temperature of 28.3°C (82.9°F).

What is the sea water temperature in January in Male?

In January, the average sea temperature in Male, Maldives, is 28.3°C (82.9°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 Male?

January, November and December, with an average of 11.9h of daylight, are months with the shortest days in Male.

How many hours of daylight does Male have in January?

In January, the average length of the day is 11.9h.

How many hours of sunshine does Male have in January?

In Male, the average sunshine in January is 8h.

When is the highest UV index in Male?

Months with the highest UV index in Male, Maldives, are January through May, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

How high is the UV index in January in Male?

In Male, Maldives, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in January
Male, Maldives

Average temperature in January - Male, Maldives
  • Average high temperature in January: 30°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (31.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (29.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 25.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (26.4°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are September and December (25.1°C).

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Average humidity in January
Male, Maldives

Average humidity in January - Male, Maldives
  • Average humidity in January: 78%

The month with the highest relative humidity is November (82.2%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (76.9%).

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Average rainfall in January
Male, Maldives

Average rainfall in January - Male, Maldives
  • Average rainfall in January: 75.2mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (242.8mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (49.7mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Male, Maldives

Average rainfall days in January - Male, Maldives
  • Average rainfall days in January: 4.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (15.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (3.5 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
Male, Maldives

Average sea temperature in January - Male, Maldives
  • Average sea temperature in January: 28.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is April (29.9°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January and December (28.3°C).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Male, Maldives

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Male, Maldives
  • Average daylight in January: 11.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.4h).
Months with the shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 11.9h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 8h

The month with the most sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 9.3h).
Months with the least sunshine are June and September (Average sunshine: 6.7).

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Average UV index in January
Male, Maldives

Average UV index in January - Male, Maldives
  • Average UV index in January: 12

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

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