Dodoma
Tanzania
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Dodoma, Tanzania

Brown sandy shores of river Wadi in Dodoma, Tanzania, facing distant mountain ranges in the background
Brown sandy shores of river Wadi in Dodoma, Tanzania, facing distant mountain ranges in the background
January, the same as December, is another warm summer month in Dodoma, Tanzania, with average temperature fluctuating between 18°C (64.4°F) and 28°C (82.4°F).

Temperature

In January, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in December - a still moderately hot 28°C (82.4°F). The average low-temperature, in January, is 18°C (64.4°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is estimated at a tropical 31.8°C (89.2°F). Constant exposure and activity lead to possible fatigue. Prolonged exercise may result in heat cramps.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. With the 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 'felt air temperature', 'real feel', 'feels like', or 'apparent temperature', is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (clothing, pregnancy, differences in body mass, height, and shape). Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. 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 January, the average relative humidity is 78%.

Rainfall

In Dodoma, Tanzania, during January, the rain falls for 20.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 129mm (5.08") of precipitation. In Dodoma, during the entire year, the rain falls for 115 days and collects up to 587mm (23.11") of precipitation.

Daylight

The average length of the day in January is 12.4h.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine in Dodoma is 8.6h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January through September, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
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. 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.

What is the temperature in January in Dodoma?

The average high-temperature, in January, is 28°C (82.4°F), while the average low-temperature is 18°C (64.4°F). In January, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'real feel'), that combines both air temperature and relative humidity, is evaluated at 31.8°C (89.2°F).

What is the average humidity in January in Dodoma?

In Dodoma, the average relative humidity in January is 78%.

How many days does it rain in January in Dodoma?

In Dodoma, Tanzania, during January, the rain falls for 20.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 129mm (5.08") of precipitation.

How many hours of daylight does Dodoma have in January?

The average length of the day in January is 12.4h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Dodoma?

The average sunshine in January in Dodoma is 8.6h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Dodoma?

Months with the lowest UV index in Dodoma, Tanzania, are January through September, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

What is the UV index reading in January in Dodoma?

In Dodoma, Tanzania, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Average high temperature in January: 28°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (31.8°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are May and June (27.2°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 18°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is November (19.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (13.9°C).

Average humidity in January - Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Average humidity in January: 78%

Months with the highest relative humidity are March and April (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (51%).

Average rainfall in January - Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Average rainfall in January: 129mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (135mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Average rainfall days in January: 20.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (21.3 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is August (0.2 days).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Average daylight in January: 12.4h

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

  • Average sunshine in January: 8.6h

Months with most sunshine are August and September (Average sunshine: 9.9h).
The month with least sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 8.1h).

Average UV index in January - Dodoma, Tanzania
  • Average UV index in January: 6

The month with the highest UV index is October (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, November and December (UV index 6).