Nouakchott
Mauritania
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Nouakchott, Mauritania

A high panorama of the Nautique Grand Mosque in Nouakchott, Mauritania, with a distant cityscape and skyscape
A high panorama of the Nautique Grand Mosque in Nouakchott, Mauritania, with a distant cityscape and skyscape
January, the same as December, is a moderately hot winter month in Nouakchott, Mauritania, with average temperature fluctuating between 13.7°C (56.7°F) and 29.1°C (84.4°F).

Temperature

The coldest months are January and December, with an average high-temperature of 29.1°C (84.4°F).

Rainfall

In Nouakchott, in January, during 1 rainfall days, 1mm (0") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Nouakchott, Mauritania, during the entire year, the rain falls for 7 days and collects up to 94mm (3.7") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In January, the average sea temperature is 20°C (68°F). For most, swimming in 20°C (68°F) is not an enjoyable activity. Furthermore, controlling your breathing becomes progressively more difficult as the water temperature decreases from 21°C (69.8°F) to 15°C (59°F).

Daylight

In Nouakchott, Mauritania, the average length of the day in January is 11.2h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Nouakchott is 8h.

UV index

The average daily maximum UV index in January is 8. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
In January, the average maximum UV index of 8 translate into the following recommendations:
Take extra precautions. Fair-skinned individuals may get burned in less than 10 minutes. 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.

What is the coldest month in Nouakchott?

January and December, with an average high-temperature of 29.1°C (84.4°F), are the coldest months in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

What is the temperature in January in Nouakchott?

In Nouakchott, Mauritania, in January, the average high-temperature is 29.1°C (84.4°F), and the average low-temperature is 13.7°C (56.7°F).

How many days does it rain in January in Nouakchott?

In Nouakchott, during January, the rain falls for 1 days and regularly aggregates up to 1mm (0") of precipitation.

What is the sea water temperature in January in Nouakchott?

In Nouakchott, Mauritania, the average seawater temperature in January is 20°C (68°F). For swimming, a surface water temperature of 20°C (68°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).

What is the average length of the day in January in Nouakchott?

In Nouakchott, the average length of the day in January is 11.2h.

How many hours of sunshine does Nouakchott have in January?

In January, the average sunshine in Nouakchott, Mauritania, is 8h.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Nouakchott?

In Nouakchott, Mauritania, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 8. A UV Index value of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average high temperature in January: 29.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (36.4°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January and December (29.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 13.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is September (24.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (13.7°C).

Average rainfall in January - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average rainfall in January: 1mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (36mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are April and May (0mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average rainfall days in January: 1 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are August and September (2 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are March, April, May, June, October, November and December (0 days).

Average sea temperature in January - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average sea temperature in January: 20°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is September (27°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February, March, April and May (19°C).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average daylight in January: 11.2h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13.2h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.1h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 8h

Months with most sunshine are March, April and May (Average sunshine: 9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 7h).

Average UV index in January - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average UV index in January: 8

Months with the highest UV index are March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 7).