January weather forecast and climate
Mogadishu, Somalia

An evening panorama of Mogadishu, Somalia
An evening panorama of Mogadishu, Somalia
January, the same as December, in Mogadishu, Somalia, is a hot winter month, with average temperature fluctuating between 30°C (86°F) and 23°C (73.4°F).
The perfect water temperature of 26.3°C (79.3°F) and 0.1mm (0") of accumulated rainfall makes January a great period for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In January, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in December - a still hot 30°C (86°F). In Mogadishu, in January, the average low-temperature is 23°C (73.4°F).

Heat index

In January, the average heat index is estimated at a torrid 37.1°C (98.8°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', 'real feel', or 'felt air temperature', is a measure of how hot it feels when the actual air humidity is factored in. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (wind, differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy). Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.
The human body normally cools itself by perspiration, as evaporated sweat carries heat away from the body. High relative humidity reduces the evaporation rate, resulting in a lower heat removal rate from the body, causing the perception of being overheated. When heat gain exceeds the level the body can remove, body temperature begins to rise, and heat-related illnesses and disorders may develop.

Humidity

In January, the average relative humidity is 78%.

Rainfall

January and February are months with the least rain in Mogadishu when 0.1mm (0") of rain is typically aggregated.

Sea temperature

In Mogadishu, in January, the average water temperature is 26.3°C (79.3°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

Months with the shortest days in Mogadishu are January, November and December, with an average of 12h of daylight.

Sunshine

In Mogadishu, the average sunshine in January is 8.6h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index in Mogadishu are January through May, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What is the temperature in January in Mogadishu?

In January, in Mogadishu, the average high-temperature is 30°C (86°F), and the average low-temperature is 23°C (73.4°F). In January, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature'), that combines relative humidity and air temperature, is estimated at 37.1°C (98.8°F).

What is the average humidity in January in Mogadishu?

The average relative humidity in January is 78%.

How much does it rain in Mogadishu in January?

Throughout January, 0.1mm (0") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the driest month in Mogadishu?

January and February are months with the least rain in Mogadishu when 0.1mm (0") of rain is typically aggregated.

What is the sea water temperature in January in Mogadishu?

In Mogadishu, in January, the average water temperature is 26.3°C (79.3°F). 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.

What is the month with the shortest days in Mogadishu?

January, November and December, with an average of 12h of daylight, are months with the shortest days.

What is the average length of the day in January in Mogadishu?

In January, the average length of the day in Mogadishu, Somalia, is 12h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Mogadishu?

In Mogadishu, Somalia, the average sunshine in January is 8.6h.

When is the highest UV index in Mogadishu?

Months with the highest UV index in Mogadishu are January through May, August through November, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

What is the UV index reading in January in Mogadishu?

The average daily maximum UV index in January in Mogadishu, Somalia, is 12. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average high temperature in January: 30°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is April (32°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are July, August and September (29°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 23°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is April (26°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January, February, July, August and September (23°C).

Average humidity in January - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average humidity in January: 78%

Months with the highest relative humidity are July, August and September (81%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are March and April (77%).

Average rainfall in January - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average rainfall in January: 0.1mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (82mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January and February (0.1mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average rainfall days in January: 0 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (10 days).
Months with the least rainy days are January, February and March (0 days).

Average sea temperature in January - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average sea temperature in January: 26.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is April (29.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (25.7°C).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average daylight in January: 12h

Months with the longest days are April, May, June, July and August (Average daylight: 12.2h).
Months with the shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 12h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 8.6h

The month with the most sunshine is March (Average sunshine: 9.1h).
Months with the least sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 7.3).

Average UV index in January - Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Average UV index in January: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October and November (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are June, July and December (UV index 11).