January weather forecast
Banjul, The Gambia

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The cool city of Banjul in the Gambia, with a distant view of the Gambia river
The cool city of Banjul in the Gambia, with a distant view of the Gambia river

Weather in January

The city of Banjul in January is known for its dry weather characterized by minimal rainfall, rivalling the aridity experienced in February and March. The pressure of 1012.4mb in the atmosphere signifies stability, thus leading to lesser weather fluctuations. The daylight of up to 11.4h coupled with 9.7h of sunshine gives the inhabitants ample time to bask and perform any outdoor activities while also providing a significant amount of solar energy. The UV index at this time stands at 7, necessitating the need for adequate sun protection. A standout factor during this month is the sea temperature of 22°C (71.6°F), marking the start of a gradual warming season that ends in June.

Temperature

Banjul measures an average high-temperature of a warm 29.5°C (85.1°F) in January, nearly consistent with the preceding month. During the month of January, the nighttime temperature in Banjul falls to an average of 22.3°C (72.1°F).

Humidity

With an average relative humidity of 39%, January is the least humid month.

Rainfall

January, February and December are months without rainfall.

Sea temperature

In January, the average sea temperature is 22°C (71.6°F).
Note: For individuals prone to feeling cold, swimming in 23°C (73.4°F) is still regarded as intolerable. A wetsuit is not a necessity, but sunshine, wind, and air temperature are essential factors for relishing swimming at 22°C (71.6°F).

Daylight

The average length of the day in January is 11h and 26min.
On the first day of January, sunrise is at 07:29 and sunset at 18:50. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 07:33 and sunset at 19:06 GMT.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine is 9.7h.

UV index

January, April through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: An average UV index of 7 in January transforms into this advice:
Refrain from overexposure. Fair-skinned individuals could burn in under 20 minutes. Limit your direct sun exposure, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when UV radiation is strongest. Shade structures might not provide complete sun protection. A wide-brimmed hat is a shield, deflecting up to 50% of harmful UV radiation from eyes. Heads up! The reflection of sand and water notably intensifies UV rays from the Sun.

Frequently asked questions

Is it hot during January?

The average high-temperature and low-temperature during January are 29.5°C (85.1°F) and 22.3°C (72.1°F) respectively.

What is the least humid month?

With an average relative humidity of 39%, January is the least humid month in Banjul.

What is the average humidity in January?

In January, the average relative humidity is 39%.

What is the driest month?

In Banjul, rain does not fall in January, February and December.

What is the sea temperature in January?

In Banjul, in January, the average water temperature is 22°C (71.6°F). For individuals prone to feeling cold, swimming in 23°C (73.4°F) is still regarded as intolerable. A wetsuit is not a necessity, but sunshine, wind, and air temperature are essential factors for relishing swimming at 22°C (71.6°F).

How many hours of daylight does Banjul have in January?

In January, the average day length is 11h and 26min.

When are sunrise and sunset in January in Banjul?

On the first day of January, sunrise is at 07:29 and sunset at 18:50. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 07:33 and sunset at 19:06 GMT.

How long on average sun shines in January?

The average sunshine duration in January is 9.7h.

When is the highest UV index?

January, April through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index.

How high is the UV index in January?

In Banjul, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 7. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in January
Banjul, The Gambia

Average temperature in January - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average high temperature in January: 29.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is November (31.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is May (28.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 22.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is October (26.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (21.6°C).

Average pressure in January
Banjul, The Gambia

Average pressure in January - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average pressure in January: 1012.4mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1012.6mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is April (1010.3mbar).

Average wind speed in January
Banjul, The Gambia

Average wind speed in January - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average wind speed in January: 17.9km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (18.6km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is September (12.8km/h).

Average humidity in January
Banjul, The Gambia

Average humidity in January - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average humidity in January: 39%

The months with the highest relative humidity are August and September (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is January (39%).

Average rainfall in January
Banjul, The Gambia

Average rainfall in January - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average rainfall in January: 0mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (177mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, February and December (0mm).

Average rainfall days in January
Banjul, The Gambia

Average rainfall days in January - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average rainfall days in January: 0.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (21.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (0.2 days).

Average sea temperature in January
Banjul, The Gambia

Average sea temperature in January - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average sea temperature in January: 22°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are July, August, September, October and November (28°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are February and March (21°C).

Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Banjul, The Gambia

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average daylight in January: 11h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 54min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11h and 24min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 9h and 4min

The months with the most sunshine are March, April and May (Average sunshine: 9h and 54min).
The month with the least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 7h and 18min).

Average sunshine days in January
Banjul, The Gambia

Average sunshine days in January - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average sunshine days in January: 30.7 days

The months with the most sunshine days are January and December (30.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (7.3 days).

Average UV index in January
Banjul, The Gambia

Average UV index in January - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average UV index in January: 7

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

Average cloud cover in January
Banjul, The Gambia

Average cloud cover in January - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average cloud cover in January: 13

The month with the most cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 50).
The month with the least cloud cover is April (Cloud cover 6).

Average visibility in January
Banjul, The Gambia

Average visibility in January - Banjul, The Gambia
  • Average visibility in January: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).

Banjul, The Gambia

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