January weather forecast
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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A clear skyline and blue water on the white Caribbean Sea beach in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
A clear skyline and blue water on the white Caribbean Sea beach in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Weather in January

January is a period when the Playa del Carmen experiences mild conditions and an increased amount of daylight, which adds more time to embrace outdoor activities. A blend of comparably cooler temperatures and reduced humidity sets up a favorable backdrop for touristic pursuits. This month presents the lowest sea temperature of 26°C (78.8°F) to offer refreshing aquatic adventures. A moderate quantity of sunshine and a minimal chance of prolonged rainfall further complement the pleasant weather. The prevailing northeast winds infuse an additional breeze, making the entire city particularly pleasurable to explore.

Temperature

January, marked by an average high-temperature of 26.1°C (79°F) and a low-temperature of 21.8°C (71.2°F), is the coldest month in Playa del Carmen.

Humidity

In Playa del Carmen, the average relative humidity in January is 77%.

Rainfall

In Playa del Carmen, during January, the rain falls for 16 days and regularly aggregates up to 54mm (2.13") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 227.4 rainfall days, and 1021mm (40.2") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

January through March, with an average sea temperature of 26°C (78.8°F), are months with the coldest seawater.
Note: Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

Daylight

The average length of the day in January is 11h and 3min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:24 am and sunset at 6:18 pm. On the last day of January, sunrise is at 7:24 am and sunset at 6:38 pm EST.

Sunshine

The month with the least sunshine in Playa del Carmen is January, with an average of 7.8h of sunshine.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high threat to health from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The maximum daily UV index of 6 in January converts into the following recommendations:
Resist extreme sun exposure. Guarding against solar damage is essential. Avoid direct Sun exposure and seek shade from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the period of highest UV radiation. Remember, however, that not all shade structures offer full protection. On days when the sun blazes, arm yourself with sunglasses that block UVA and UVB radiation. Stay cautious! Sand and water reflections increase UV radiation potency.
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Frequently asked questions

What time of the year is the coldest in Playa del Carmen?

The month of January sees the average lowest temperatures in Playa del Carmen, reaching 26.1°C (79°F) at the peak and 21.8°C (71.2°F) at the low.

What is the temperature in January in Playa del Carmen?

The high-temperature, in January, in Playa del Carmen, records 26.1°C (79°F), while the low-temperature is 21.8°C (71.2°F).

What is the average humidity in January in Playa del Carmen?

The average relative humidity in January in Playa del Carmen is 77%.

How many days does it rain in January in Playa del Carmen?

In January, in Playa del Carmen, the rain falls for 16 days. Throughout January, 54mm (2.13") of precipitation is accumulated.

When is the sea coldest in Playa del Carmen?

The months with the coldest seawater in Playa del Carmen are January through March, with an average sea temperature of 26°C (78.8°F).

What is the sea water temperature in January in Playa del Carmen?

In Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the average seawater temperature in January is 26°C (78.8°F). Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

What is the average length of the day in January in Playa del Carmen?

In January, the average day length is 11h and 3min.

When are sunrise and sunset in January in Playa del Carmen?

On the first day of January, sunrise is at 7:24 am and sunset at 6:18 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:24 am and sunset at 6:38 pm EST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Playa del Carmen?

January has the least sunshine of the year, with an average of 7.8h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Playa del Carmen have in January?

In January, the average sunshine duration in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, is 7.8h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Playa del Carmen?

The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index reading in January in Playa del Carmen?

The average daily maximum UV index in January in Playa del Carmen is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in January
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Average temperature in January - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average high temperature in January: 26.1°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (31.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (26.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 21.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (27°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (21.8°C).

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Average pressure in January
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Average pressure in January - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average pressure in January: 1017.6mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1017.6mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (1012.4mbar).

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Average wind speed in January
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Average wind speed in January - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average wind speed in January: 15.2km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is March (16.1km/h).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July, August and September (11.9km/h).

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Average humidity in January
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Average humidity in January - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average humidity in January: 77%

The month with the highest relative humidity is June (79%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (74%).

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Average rainfall in January
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Average rainfall in January - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average rainfall in January: 54mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (169mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is March (24mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
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Average rainfall days in January - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average rainfall days in January: 16 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (24.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (12.6 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
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Average sea temperature in January - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average sea temperature in January: 26°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August, September and October (29°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February and March (26°C).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average daylight in January: 11h and 0min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 24min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 54min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 7h and 5min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9h and 12min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 7h and 48min).

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Average sunshine days in January
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Average sunshine days in January - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average sunshine days in January: 10.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is March (13.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (2.9 days).

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Average UV index in January
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Average UV index in January - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average UV index in January: 6

The months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 6).

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Average cloud cover in January
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Average cloud cover in January - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average cloud cover in January: 38

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 38).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 26).

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Average visibility in January
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Average visibility in January - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Average visibility in January: 10km

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

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