January weather forecast and climate
Kampala, Uganda

Tall buildings in the vast city of Kampala, Uganda, with a leafy appearance under the clear blue skies
Tall buildings in the vast city of Kampala, Uganda, with a leafy appearance under the clear blue skies
January, the same as December, is a moderately hot winter month in Kampala, Uganda, with temperature in the range of an average low of 16.8°C (62.2°F) and an average high of 27.5°C (81.5°F).

Temperature

In Kampala, Uganda, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in December - a still moderately hot 27.5°C (81.5°F). In Kampala, in January, the average low-temperature is 16.8°C (62.2°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is appraised at 29.9°C (85.8°F). Constant exposure and activity lead to possible fatigue. Prolonged exercise may result in heat cramps.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature', 'feels like', 'real feel', or 'felt air temperature', is what the temperature feels like to the human body when the air temperature is combined with the relative humidity. This effect is subjective, depending on the activity and individual's heat perception influenced by various reasons (clothing, differences in body mass, height, and shape, pregnancy). 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 particularly important for children. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.

Humidity

January and February, with an average relative humidity of 72%, are the least humid months in Kampala.

Rainfall

The month with the least rainfall is January when the rain falls for 10.8 days and typically collects 18mm (0.71") of precipitation.

Daylight

Months with the longest days in Kampala are January through December, with an average of 12.1h of daylight. Months with the shortest days in Kampala, Uganda, are January through December, with an average of 12.1h of daylight.

Sunshine

Months with the most sunshine in Kampala are January and February, with an average of 9.5h of sunshine.

UV index

January through May, August, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. 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. 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.

What is the temperature in January in Kampala?

In January, the average high-temperature is 27.5°C (81.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 16.8°C (62.2°F). In January, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'apparent temperature'), that calculates temperature value influenced by the moisture in the air, is appraised at 29.9°C (85.8°F).

What is the least humid month in Kampala?

Months with the lowest humidity in Kampala are January and February, with an average relative humidity of 72%.

What is the average humidity in January in Kampala?

The average relative humidity in January in Kampala is 72%.

How many days does it rain in January in Kampala?

In Kampala, Uganda, during January, the rain falls for 10.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 18mm (0.71") of precipitation.

What is the driest month in Kampala?

The month with the least rainfall in Kampala is January when the rain falls for 10.8 days and typically collects 18mm (0.71") of precipitation.

When are the longest days in Kampala?

January through December, with an average of 12.1h of daylight, are months with the longest days in Kampala.

What is the month with the shortest days in Kampala?

Months with the shortest days in Kampala are January through December, with an average of 12.1h of daylight.

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

In Kampala, Uganda, the average length of the day in January is 12.1h.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Kampala?

Months with the most sunshine in Kampala, Uganda, are January and February, with an average of 9.5h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Kampala have in January?

In January, the average sunshine in Kampala is 9.5h.

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

January through May, August, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the highest UV index in Kampala, Uganda.

What is the UV index reading in January in Kampala?

In Kampala, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - Kampala, Uganda
  • Average high temperature in January: 27.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is February (28.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is May (24.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 16.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is March (17.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (16.3°C).

Average humidity in January - Kampala, Uganda
  • Average humidity in January: 72%

The month with the highest relative humidity is November (85%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are January and February (72%).

Average rainfall in January - Kampala, Uganda
  • Average rainfall in January: 18mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (70mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (18mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Kampala, Uganda
  • Average rainfall days in January: 10.8 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are September and October (23.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (10.8 days).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Kampala, Uganda
  • Average daylight in January: 12.1h

Months with the longest days are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (Average daylight: 12.1h).
Months with the shortest days are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (Average daylight: 12.1h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 9.5h

Months with the most sunshine are January and February (Average sunshine: 9.5h).
Months with the least sunshine are April and May (Average sunshine: 8.4).

Average UV index in January - Kampala, Uganda
  • Average UV index in January: 6

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, August, November and December (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are June, July, September and October (UV index 5).