, 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.
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).
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.
The average relative humidity in January is 78%.
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.
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.
and December, with an average of 11.9h of daylight, are months with the shortest days.
The average sunshine in January is 8h.
January through May
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.