Philipsburg
Sint Maarten
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

A bird
A bird's eye view of the coastal city of Philipsburg, in Sint Maarten, with a distant view of the mountains and the Great Salt Pond
January, the same as December, is another warm winter month in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, with average temperature fluctuating between 23°C (73.4°F) and 29°C (84.2°F).

Temperature

The coldest months are January through March and December, with an average high-temperature of 29°C (84.2°F).

Rainfall

In Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, during January, the rain falls for 17 days and regularly aggregates up to 63mm (2.5") of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Philipsburg, there are 200 rainfall days, and 1000mm (39.4") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

Months with the coldest seawater are January through April, with an average sea temperature of 26°C (78.8°F).
Note: For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

Daylight

The average length of the day is 11.2h.

Sunshine

January, February, May through July, September through December, with an average of 8h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Philipsburg.

UV index

In Philipsburg, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 8. A UV Index value of 8 to 10 symbolizes a very high threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 8 in January interpret into the following advice:
Take special precautions, as unprotected eyes and skin can be burned and damaged quickly. 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 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 Philipsburg?

The coldest months in Philipsburg are January through March and December, with an average high-temperature of 29°C (84.2°F).

What is the temperature in January in Philipsburg?

The average high-temperature, in January, is 29°C (84.2°F), while the average low-temperature is 23°C (73.4°F).

How many days does it rain in January in Philipsburg?

In Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, in January, it is raining for 17 days, with typically 63mm (2.5") of accumulated precipitation.

What are the months with the coldest sea water in Philipsburg?

January through April, with an average sea temperature of 26°C (78.8°F), are months with the coldest seawater in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten.

How warm is the water in January in Philipsburg?

In Philipsburg, 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 Philipsburg?

The average length of the day in January in Philipsburg is 11.2h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Philipsburg?

January, February, May through July, September through December, with an average of 8h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten.

How many hours of sunshine does Philipsburg have in January?

The average sunshine in January is 8h.

How high is the UV index in January in Philipsburg?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Philipsburg is 8. A UV Index estimate of 8 to 10 represents a very high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average high temperature in January: 29°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, February, March and December (29°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 23°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, February, March and December (23°C).

Average rainfall in January - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average rainfall in January: 63mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (129mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are February and March (43mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Average rainfall days in January: 17 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (21 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (12 days).

Average sea temperature in January - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • 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, March and April (26°C).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • 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 August (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are January, February, May, June, July, September, October, November and December (Average sunshine: 8).

Average UV index in January - Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • 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).