January weather forecast and climate
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

January, the same as December, in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, is a hot winter month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 22°C (71.6°F) and an average high of 30°C (86°F).

Temperature

The average high-temperature, is 30°C (86°F), while the average low-temperature is 22°C (71.6°F).

Rainfall

January is the month with the least rainfall in Hikkaduwa. Rain falls for 5 days and accumulates 89mm (3.5") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In January, the average sea temperature in Hikkaduwa 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.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in January is 8h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are January through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
The average daily UV index of 12 in January transform into the following instructions:
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. 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 Hikkaduwa?

In Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, in January, the average high-temperature is 30°C (86°F), and the average low-temperature is 22°C (71.6°F).

How many days does it rain in January in Hikkaduwa?

In Hikkaduwa, in January, during 5 rainfall days, 89mm (3.5") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the driest month in Hikkaduwa?

The month with the least rainfall in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, is January when the rain falls for 5 days and typically collects 89mm (3.5") of precipitation.

What is the sea water temperature in January in Hikkaduwa?

In January, the average sea temperature is 27.8°C (82°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 Hikkaduwa?

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

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

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

How long on average sun shines in January in Hikkaduwa?

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

When is the highest UV index in Hikkaduwa?

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

How high is the UV index in January in Hikkaduwa?

In Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in January: 30°C

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

  • Average low temperature in January: 22°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are May and June (25°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January, February and December (22°C).

Average rainfall in January - Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in January: 89mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (363mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (89mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Hikkaduwa, 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 - Hikkaduwa, 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 - Hikkaduwa, 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: 8h

The month with most sunshine is March (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are May, June, July, August, September and October (Average sunshine: 6).

Average UV index in January - Hikkaduwa, 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).

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