Basseterre
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis

A bridge across the lovely waters leading to Basseterre, Saint Kitts, and Nevis, with a distant view of the gorgeous mountain ranges
A bridge across the lovely waters leading to Basseterre, Saint Kitts, and Nevis, with a distant view of the gorgeous mountain ranges
January, like December, in Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis, is another warm winter month, with average temperature varying between 28°C (82.4°F) and 22°C (71.6°F).

Temperature

The coldest months are January and February, with an average high-temperature of 28°C (82.4°F).

Rainfall

In Basseterre, in January, it is raining for 17 days, with typically 79mm (3.1") of accumulated precipitation. In Basseterre, during the entire year, the rain falls for 199 days and collects up to 1061mm (41.8") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

Months with the coldest seawater are January through March, with an average sea temperature of 26°C (78.8°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis, is 11.2h.

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine are January through March, May through December, with an average of 8h of sunshine.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Basseterre are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 8. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
In January, the average maximum UV index of 8 translate into the following recommendations:
Take extra precautions. Protection against sun damage is required. 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What are the coldest months in Basseterre?

The coldest months in Basseterre are January and February, with an average high-temperature of 28°C (82.4°F).

What is the temperature in January in Basseterre?

In January, the average high-temperature is 28°C (82.4°F), and the average low-temperature is 22°C (71.6°F).

How many days does it rain in January in Basseterre?

In Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis, in January, it is raining for 17 days, with typically 79mm (3.1") of accumulated precipitation.

When is the sea coldest in Basseterre?

Through and March, with an average sea temperature of 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 sea water temperature in January in Basseterre?

In January, the average sea temperature in Basseterre is 26°C (78.8°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

How many hours of daylight does Basseterre have in January?

In January, the average length of the day in Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis, is 11.2h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Basseterre?

January through March, May through December, with an average of 8h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis.

How long on average sun shines in January in Basseterre?

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

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Basseterre?

Months with the lowest UV index in Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis, are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 8.

How high is the UV index in January in Basseterre?

In Basseterre, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 8. A UV Index reading of 8 to 10 represents a very high health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Average high temperature in January: 28°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are June, July, August, September and October (31°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January and February (28°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 22°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are June, July, August, September and October (25°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and February (22°C).

Average rainfall in January - Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Average rainfall in January: 79mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (139mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is March (36mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Average rainfall days in January: 17 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are October, November and December (20 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are March, April and June (13 days).

Average sea temperature in January - Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Average sea temperature in January: 26°C

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

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • 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

The month with most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are January, February, March, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (Average sunshine: 8).

Average UV index in January - Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Average UV index in January: 8

Months with the highest UV index are March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 8).