January weather forecast and climate
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Weather in January

January, the same as December, is a moderately hot winter month in Kandy, Sri Lanka, with temperature in the range of an average low of 18.2°C (64.8°F) and an average high of 28.3°C (82.9°F).

Temperature

In Kandy, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in December - a still moderately hot 28.3°C (82.9°F). The average low-temperature, in Kandy, is 18.2°C (64.8°F).

Heat index

In January, the average heat index is calculated to be a tropical 32.9°C (91.2°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. With exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature', or 'real feel', is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like differences in body mass, height, and shape, metabolic differences, pregnancy, and activity influence one's weather impression. 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. 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.

Humidity

In Kandy, the average relative humidity in January is 80%.

Rainfall

The month with the least rainfall in Kandy is January when the rain falls for 14.1 days and typically collects 38mm (1.5") of precipitation.

Daylight

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

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Kandy is 8.5h.

UV index

January through September, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index in Kandy. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. 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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in January in Kandy?

In Kandy, Sri Lanka, in January, the average high-temperature is 28.3°C (82.9°F), and the average low-temperature is 18.2°C (64.8°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature'), which calculates the temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, in January is calculated to be 32.9°C (91.2°F).

What is the average humidity in January in Kandy?

In January, the average relative humidity in Kandy is 80%.

What is the driest month in Kandy?

The month with the least rainfall in Kandy, Sri Lanka, is January when the rain falls for 14.1 days and typically collects 38mm (1.5") of precipitation.

How much does it rain in Kandy in January?

In Kandy, Sri Lanka, in January, during 14.1 rainfall days, 38mm (1.5") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Kandy have in January?

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

How long on average sun shines in January in Kandy?

The average sunshine in January in Kandy is 8.5h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Kandy?

January through September, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index in Kandy.

How high is the UV index in January in Kandy?

In Kandy, Sri Lanka, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in January
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average temperature in January - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in January: 28.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is March (31.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (27.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 18.2°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are May and June (21.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (18.1°C).

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Average pressure in January
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average pressure in January - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average pressure in January: 1011.8mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1011.8mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1008.1mbar).

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Average wind speed in January
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average wind speed in January - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average wind speed in January: 7.7km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is June (13.5km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is April (4.7km/h).

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Average humidity in January
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average humidity in January - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average humidity in January: 80%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is March (74%).

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Average rainfall in January
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall in January - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in January: 38mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (301mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (38mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall days in January - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in January: 14.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (28.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (14.1 days).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Kandy, Sri Lanka

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

Months with the longest days are May, June and July (Average daylight: 12.5h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.7h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 8.5h

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 10.8h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.7h).

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Average sunshine days in January
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average sunshine days in January - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average sunshine days in January: 14.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (14.8 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is May (1.2 days).

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Average UV index in January
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average UV index in January - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average UV index in January: 6

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November and December (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is October (UV index 5).

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Average cloud cover in January
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average cloud cover in January - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average cloud cover in January: 34

Months with the most cloud cover are November and December (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 27).

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Average visibility in January
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Average visibility in January - Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Average visibility in January: 8km

Months with the highest visibility are June, July and August (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, November and December (8km).

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