Galle
Sri Lanka
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Galle, Sri Lanka

January, the same as December, is a moderately hot winter month in Galle, Sri Lanka, with average temperature fluctuating between 22°C (71.6°F) and 29°C (84.2°F).

Temperature

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

Rainfall

In January, the rain falls for 5 days. Throughout January, 102mm (4") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Galle, there are 122 rainfall days, and 2402mm (94.6") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Galle, the average seawater temperature is 27.8°C (82°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

January, November and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight, are months with the shortest days in Galle.

Sunshine

In Galle, Sri Lanka, the average sunshine in January is 7h.

UV index

January through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Galle. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
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. 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. 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. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What are the coldest months in Galle?

January, June through December, with an average high-temperature of 29°C (84.2°F), are the coldest months in Galle.

What is the temperature in January in Galle?

In January, in Galle, the average high-temperature is 29°C (84.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 22°C (71.6°F).

How much does it rain in Galle in January?

In Galle, in January, it is raining for 5 days, with typically 102mm (4") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the water temperature in January in Galle?

In Galle, Sri Lanka, in January, the average water temperature is 27.8°C (82°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 month with the shortest days in Galle?

January, November and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight, are months with the shortest days in Galle, Sri Lanka.

How many hours of daylight does Galle have in January?

The average length of the day in January is 11.8h.

How many hours of sunshine does Galle have in January?

In Galle, Sri Lanka, the average sunshine in January is 7h.

When is the highest UV index in Galle?

Months with the highest UV index in Galle are January through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

How high is the UV index in January in Galle?

In Galle, Sri Lanka, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in January: 29°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are March and April (31°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (29°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 22°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (25°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January, February, November and December (22°C).

Average rainfall in January - Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in January: 102mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (340mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (86mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in January: 5 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are October and November (14 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January and February (5 days).

Average sea temperature in January - Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Average sea temperature in January: 27.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is April (29.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (27.5°C).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Average daylight in January: 11.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 7h

Months with most sunshine are February and March (Average sunshine: 8h).
Months with least sunshine are May, June, July, August, September, October and November (Average sunshine: 6).

Average UV index in January - Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Average UV index in January: 12

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