January weather forecast
Funafuti, Tuvalu

The city of Funafuti, in Tuvalu, with the stretch of the airstrip of Vaiaku International airport located in Polynesia Islands in the South of the Pacific
The city of Funafuti, in Tuvalu, with the stretch of the airstrip of Vaiaku International airport located in Polynesia Islands in the South of the Pacific

Weather in January

January, like December, is another tropical summer month in Funafuti, Tuvalu, with temperature in the range of an average low of 27°C (80.6°F) and an average high of 31°C (87.8°F).

Temperature

The warmest months are January, April, May, October through December, with an average high-temperature of 31°C (87.8°F).

Rainfall

In Funafuti, during January, the rain falls for 18 days and regularly aggregates up to 389mm (15.31") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 225 rainfall days, and 3461mm (136.26") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

Months with the warmest seawater in Funafuti are January, April, May, November and December, with an average sea temperature of 29.8°C (85.6°F).
Note: 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.

Daylight

Months with the longest days in Funafuti are January and December, with an average of 12.6h of daylight.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in January is 18h.

UV index

January through April, September through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an ultimate health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
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. 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.
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FAQ

What are the warmest months in Funafuti?

Warmest months are January, April, May, October through December, with an average high-temperature of 31°C (87.8°F).

How many days does it rain in January in Funafuti?

In Funafuti, Tuvalu, during January, the rain falls for 18 days and regularly aggregates up to 389mm (15.31") of precipitation.

When is the sea warmest in Funafuti?

Months with the warmest seawater in Funafuti are January, April, May, November and December, with an average sea temperature of 29.8°C (85.6°F).

How warm is the water in January in Funafuti?

In Funafuti, in January, the average water temperature is 29.8°C (85.6°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.

When are the longest days in Funafuti?

January and December, with an average of 12.6h of daylight, are months with the longest days in Funafuti.

How many hours of daylight does Funafuti have in January?

The average length of the day in January in Funafuti is 12.6h.

How many hours of sunshine does Funafuti have in January?

The average sunshine in January is 18h.

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

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

What is the UV index intensity in January in Funafuti?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Funafuti is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in January
Funafuti, Tuvalu

Average temperature in January - Funafuti, Tuvalu
  • Average high temperature in January: 31°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are January, April, May, October, November and December (31°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are February, March, June, July, August and September (30°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 27°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (28°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (27°C).

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Average rainfall in January
Funafuti, Tuvalu

Average rainfall in January - Funafuti, Tuvalu
  • Average rainfall in January: 389mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (394mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (231mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Funafuti, Tuvalu

Average rainfall days in January - Funafuti, Tuvalu
  • Average rainfall days in January: 18 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (21 days).
Months with the least rainy days are November and December (17 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
Funafuti, Tuvalu

Average sea temperature in January - Funafuti, Tuvalu
  • Average sea temperature in January: 29.8°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are January, April, May, November and December (29.8°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are August and September (29.1°C).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Funafuti, Tuvalu

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Funafuti, Tuvalu
  • Average daylight in January: 12.6h

Months with the longest days are January and December (Average daylight: 12.6h).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11.6h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 18h

The month with the most sunshine is March (Average sunshine: 21h).
Months with the least sunshine are November and December (Average sunshine: 17).

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Average UV index in January
Funafuti, Tuvalu

Average UV index in January - Funafuti, Tuvalu
  • Average UV index in January: 12

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

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