January weather forecast
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Weather in January

January is a very hot winter month in Mapaki, Sierra Leone, with an average temperature varying between 35.4°C (95.7°F) and 19.8°C (67.6°F).

Temperature

In January, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in December - a very hot 35.4°C (95.7°F). In January, in Mapaki, Sierra Leone, the average low-temperature is 19.8°C (67.6°F).

Heat index

In January, the average heat index is calculated to be a life-threatening hot 45°C (113°F). Beware: Heat cramps and heat exhaustion are very likely. Heatstroke is imminent with prolonged activity.
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 'real feel', 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature', or 'feels like', is a measure that combines air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. Additional factors like activity, metabolic differences, clothing, and pregnancy affect individual temperature impact. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. Under high air temperature and humidity (high heat index) conditions, perspiration is limited, and the perception of heat is increased. When heat gain surpasses the level the body can shed, body temperature begins to increase, and consequently, overheating and dehydration can occur, with varying severity.

Humidity

The months with the lowest humidity are January and February, with an average relative humidity of 58%.

Rainfall

In Mapaki, Sierra Leone, in January, it is raining for 2.2 days, with typically 4mm (0.16") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 225.8 rainfall days, and 1471mm (57.91") of precipitation is accumulated.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day in Mapaki, Sierra Leone, is 11h and 41min.
On the first day of January in Mapaki, sunrise is at 07:02 and sunset at 18:39. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 07:08 and sunset at 18:53 GMT.

Sunshine

With an average of 9.8h of sunshine, January has the most sunshine of the year.

UV index

The months with the highest UV index are January through April, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 7 in January transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in January in Mapaki?

In Mapaki, in January, the average high-temperature is 35.4°C (95.7°F), and the average low-temperature is 19.8°C (67.6°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'apparent temperature'), which represents the influence of relative humidity on air temperature, in January is calculated to be 45°C (113°F).

What is the least humid month in Mapaki?

January and February, with an average relative humidity of 58%, are the least humid months in Mapaki.

What is the average humidity in January in Mapaki?

The average relative humidity in January in Mapaki, Sierra Leone, is 58%.

How many days does it rain in January in Mapaki?

In Mapaki, Sierra Leone, during January, the rain falls for 2.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 4mm (0.16") of precipitation.

How many hours of daylight does Mapaki have in January?

The average day length in January in Mapaki, Sierra Leone, is 11h and 41min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in January in Mapaki?

In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 07:02 and sunset at 18:39. On the last day of the month, in Mapaki, Sierra Leone, sunrise is at 07:08 and sunset at 18:53 GMT.

What month has the most sunshine in Mapaki?

The month with the most sunshine in Mapaki is January, with an average of 9.8h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Mapaki have in January?

In Mapaki, Sierra Leone, the average sunshine duration in January is 9.8h.

What is the month with the highest UV index in Mapaki?

January through April, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Mapaki.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Mapaki?

In Mapaki, Sierra Leone, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 7. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high hazard to health from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in January
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average temperature in January - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average high temperature in January: 35.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (38.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (27.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 19.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (24°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (19.7°C).

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Average pressure in January
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average pressure in January - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average pressure in January: 1011.5mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1014.1mbar).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are February and March (1010.5mbar).

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Average wind speed in January
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average wind speed in January - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average wind speed in January: 4km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (5.8km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is November (3.3km/h).

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Average humidity in January
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average humidity in January - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average humidity in January: 58%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (93%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are January and February (58%).

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Average rainfall in January
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average rainfall in January - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average rainfall in January: 4mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (332mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is December (3mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average rainfall days in January - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average rainfall days in January: 2.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (30.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (2.2 days).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average daylight in January: 11h and 41min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 38min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 37min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 9h and 48min

The month with the most sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 9h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 3h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in January
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average sunshine days in January - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average sunshine days in January: 27.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (27.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (0.5 days).

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Average UV index in January
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average UV index in January - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average UV index in January: 7

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, November and December (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are July and August (UV index 5).

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Average cloud cover in January
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average cloud cover in January - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average cloud cover in January: 15

The month with the most cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 83).
The months with the least cloud cover are January and February (Cloud cover 15).

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Average visibility in January
Mapaki, Sierra Leone

Average visibility in January - Mapaki, Sierra Leone
  • Average visibility in January: 9km

The months with the highest visibility are February, March and April (10km).
The month with the lowest visibility is September (5km).

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