Cape Point
The Gambia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Cape Point, The Gambia

January, the same as December, in Cape Point, The Gambia, is another hot winter month, with average temperature fluctuating between 31°C (87.8°F) and 16°C (60.8°F).

Temperature

In January, the average high-temperature remains the same as in December - a still tropical 31°C (87.8°F). The average low-temperature, in January, is 16°C (60.8°F).

Rainfall

In Cape Point, during 1 rainfall days, 1mm (0") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 58 rainfall days, and 1045mm (41.1") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In January, the average sea 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).

Daylight

In Cape Point, The Gambia, the average length of the day is 11.4h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in January is 8h.

UV index

In January, the average daily maximum UV index is 10. A UV Index estimate of 8 to 10 represents a very high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
The daily maximum UV index of 10 interpret into the following advice:
Take extra precautions. Protection against sun damage is required. 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. 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. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Beware! The reflection of water and sand dramatically increases exposure to the UV rays.

What is the temperature in January in Cape Point?

The average high-temperature, in January, in Cape Point, is 31°C (87.8°F), while the average low-temperature is 16°C (60.8°F).

How many days does it rain in January in Cape Point?

In January, in Cape Point, The Gambia, the rain falls for 1 days. Throughout January, 1mm (0") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in January in Cape Point?

In Cape Point, 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).

What is the average length of the day in January in Cape Point?

In Cape Point, the average length of the day in January is 11.4h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Cape Point?

In Cape Point, The Gambia, the average sunshine in January is 8h.

How high is the UV index in January in Cape Point?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index is 10. A UV Index estimate of 8 to 10 represents a very high health threat from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - Cape Point, The Gambia
  • Average high temperature in January: 31°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are March and April (34°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is August (30°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 16°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are July, August and September (23°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (16°C).

Average rainfall in January - Cape Point, The Gambia
  • Average rainfall in January: 1mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (375mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are March and April (0mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Cape Point, The Gambia
  • Average rainfall days in January: 1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (17 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are March, April and December (0 days).

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

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

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Cape Point, The Gambia
  • Average daylight in January: 11.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.9h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.3h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 8h

The month with most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 10h).
The month with least sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 6h).

Average UV index in January - Cape Point, The Gambia
  • Average UV index in January: 10

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 9).