January weather forecast and climate
Waikkal, Sri Lanka

Palm trees and a house on the rocky brown sandy shores of a beach resort in Waikkal, Sudan
Palm trees and a house on the rocky brown sandy shores of a beach resort in Waikkal, Sudan

Weather in January

January, like December, is another hot winter month in Waikkal, Sri Lanka, with average temperature varying between 31°C (87.8°F) and 22°C (71.6°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 27°C (80.6°F) and only 4 rainfall days, with 47mm (1.85") of accumulated rainfall, makes January the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

In Waikkal, Sri Lanka, the average high-temperature is almost the same as in December - a still hot 31°C (87.8°F). The average low-temperature, in January, is 22°C (71.6°F).

Rainfall

January is the month with the least rainfall in Waikkal, Sri Lanka. Rain falls for 4 days and accumulates 47mm (1.85") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

January, July through September, with an average sea temperature of 27°C (80.6°F), are months with the coldest seawater in Waikkal.
Note: 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.

Daylight

In Waikkal, the average length of the day is 11.8h.

Sunshine

In Waikkal, the average sunshine is 8h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Waikkal, Sri Lanka, are January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 11. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 11 in January interpret into the following advice:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. 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.
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FAQ

What is the driest month in Waikkal?

The month with the least rainfall in Waikkal is January when the rain falls for 4 days and typically collects 47mm (1.85") of precipitation.

How much does it rain in Waikkal in January?

In Waikkal, Sri Lanka, in January, during 4 rainfall days, 47mm (1.85") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When is the sea coldest in Waikkal?

Through and September, with an average sea temperature of 27°C (80.6°F).

What is the sea water temperature in January in Waikkal?

In January, the average sea temperature in Waikkal is 27°C (80.6°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.

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

The average length of the day in January in Waikkal, Sri Lanka, is 11.8h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Waikkal?

In January, the average sunshine is 8h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Waikkal?

January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 11, are months with the lowest UV index.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Waikkal?

In Waikkal, Sri Lanka, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 11. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in January
Waikkal, Sri Lanka

Average temperature in January - Waikkal, Sri Lanka
  • Average high temperature in January: 31°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are March and April (33°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (30°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 22°C

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

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Average rainfall in January
Waikkal, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall in January - Waikkal, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall in January: 47mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (351mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (47mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Waikkal, Sri Lanka

Average rainfall days in January - Waikkal, Sri Lanka
  • Average rainfall days in January: 4 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are October and November (15 days).
Months with the least rainy days are January and February (4 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
Waikkal, Sri Lanka

Average sea temperature in January - Waikkal, Sri Lanka
  • Average sea temperature in January: 27°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is April (30°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, July, August and September (27°C).

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

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Waikkal, 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: 8h

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

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Average UV index in January
Waikkal, Sri Lanka

Average UV index in January - Waikkal, Sri Lanka
  • Average UV index in January: 11

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

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