Matara
Sri Lanka
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Matara, Sri Lanka

January, like December, is a hot winter month in Matara, Sri Lanka, with average temperature varying between 30°C (86°F) and 22°C (71.6°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 27.7°C (81.9°F) and only 5 rainfall days, with 84mm (3.3") of accumulated rainfall, make January the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In January, the average high-temperature in Matara remains equal as in December - a still tropical 30°C (86°F). In Matara, Sri Lanka, the average low-temperature is 22°C (71.6°F).

Rainfall

The month with the least rainfall in Matara is January when the rain falls for 5 days and typically collects 84mm (3.3") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

January is the month with the coldest seawater in Matara, Sri Lanka, with an average sea temperature of 27.7°C (81.9°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

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

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine is 7h.

UV index

January through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Matara. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an ultimate health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 12 in January interpret into the following advice:
Take all necessary precautions, as unprotected skin 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. 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. 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 reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in January in Matara?

In January, in Matara, Sri Lanka, 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 Matara?

In Matara, in January, during 5 rainfall days, 84mm (3.3") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

What is the driest month in Matara?

The month with the least rainfall is January when the rain falls for 5 days and typically collects 84mm (3.3") of precipitation.

What is the month with the coldest sea water in Matara?

January is the month with the coldest seawater in Matara, Sri Lanka, with an average sea temperature of 27.7°C (81.9°F).

How warm is the water in January in Matara?

In Matara, Sri Lanka, the average seawater temperature in January is 27.7°C (81.9°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 Matara?

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

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

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

How long on average sun shines in January in Matara?

In Matara, the average sunshine in January is 7h.

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

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

What is the UV index intensity in January in Matara?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Matara is 12. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - Matara, 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 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).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22°C).

Average rainfall in January - Matara, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in January: 84mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (279mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (84mm).

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

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

Average sea temperature in January - Matara, Sri Lanka
  • Average sea temperature in January: 27.7°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 January (27.7°C).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Matara, 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 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, November and December (Average sunshine: 6).

Average UV index in January - Matara, 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).