January weather forecast
Nouakchott, Mauritania

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Weather in January

As the year begins in Nouakchott, Mauritania, the weather is characterized by a combination of warmth and dryness. There is a noticeable difference in the temperatures with highs reaching 29.1°C (84.4°F) and lows dropping to 13.7°C (56.7°F). Besides this fluctuation in temperatures, January boasts of clear skies with no threat of rainfall. Comparing it to the cold winter months in several parts of the world, Nouakchott's January offers a pleasant change. Looking ahead, the conditions in February do not significantly vary, indicating a consistent and predictable climate pattern.

Temperature

Nouakchott's lowest temperatures tend to occur in January and December, with an average high-temperature of 29.1°C (84.4°F).

Rainfall

In January, the rain falls for 1 days. Throughout January, 1mm (0.04") of precipitation is 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 Nouakchott, the average seawater temperature in January is 20°C (68°F).
Note: The majority of individuals find swimming in 20°C (68°F) to be unenjoyable. The difficulty in controlling breathing rises as the temperature decreases from 21°C (69.8°F) to 15°C (59°F).

Daylight

The average length of the day in January is 11h and 11min.
On the first day of January in Nouakchott, Mauritania, sunrise is at 07:35 and sunset at 18:39. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 07:36 and sunset at 18:57 GMT.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in January is 8h.

UV index

In January, the average daily maximum UV index is 8. A UV Index of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high health hazard from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The maximum UV index of 8 during January leads to these instructions:
Immediate care is essential; skin and eyes can be harmed in no time without it. Avoid direct Sun exposure and seek shade between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is at its peak, but keep in mind that not all shade structures provide complete protection. Wearing sunglasses with both UVA and UVB protection effectively reduces sun-induced eye damage.
Updated: Feb 7, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | Resources

Frequently asked questions

What is the coldest month in Nouakchott?

During January and December, Nouakchott registers its lowest temperatures, averaging a high of 29.1°C (84.4°F).

How hot is January in Nouakchott?

The high-temperature, in January, in Nouakchott, is 29.1°C (84.4°F), while the low-temperature averages to 13.7°C (56.7°F).

How many days does it rain in January in Nouakchott?

In January, in Nouakchott, the rain falls for 1 days. Throughout January, 1mm (0.04") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the sea water temperature in January in Nouakchott?

In January, the average sea temperature in Nouakchott 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).

How many hours of daylight does Nouakchott have in January?

The average day length in January in Nouakchott, Mauritania, is 11h and 11min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in January in Nouakchott?

In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 07:35 and sunset at 18:39. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 07:36 and sunset at 18:57 GMT.

How long on average sun shines in January in Nouakchott?

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

What is the UV index intensity in January in Nouakchott?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Nouakchott, Mauritania, is 8. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high hazard to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in January
Nouakchott, Mauritania

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).
The 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).

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Average rainfall in January
Nouakchott, Mauritania

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

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

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Average rainfall days in January
Nouakchott, Mauritania

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

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

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Average sea temperature in January
Nouakchott, Mauritania

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).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February, March, April and May (19°C).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Nouakchott, Mauritania

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Nouakchott, Mauritania
  • Average daylight in January: 11h and 1min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 6min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 8h

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

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Average UV index in January
Nouakchott, Mauritania

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

The 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).

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Nouakchott, Mauritania

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