January weather forecast
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

Weather in January

January, like December, in Kampala, Uganda, is another warm winter month, with an average temperature ranging between max 27.5°C (81.5°F) and min 16.8°C (62.2°F).

Temperature

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

Heat index

The average heat index in January is evaluated at a hot 30°C (86°F). Exhaustion is likely with prolonged exposure and activity. Sustaining activity may result in heat cramps.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With 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 'feels like', 'apparent temperature', 'felt air temperature', or 'real feel', is a calculated temperature value of how hot it feels when the moisture in the air is factored in. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (wind, metabolic differences, clothing), and activity. Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index 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.

Rainfall

January is the month with the least rainfall. Rain falls for 10.8 days and accumulates 18mm (0.71") of precipitation.

Daylight

In Kampala, the average length of the day in January is 12h and 6min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:49 and sunset at 18:56. On the last day of January, in Kampala, sunrise is at 06:59 and sunset at 19:06 EAT.

Sunshine

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

UV index

The months with the highest UV index in Kampala are January through May, August, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 6 in January transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions against overexposure. Protection against sun damage is needed. 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.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in January in Kampala?

The average high-temperature, in January, in Kampala, is 27.5°C (81.5°F), while the average low-temperature is 16.8°C (62.2°F). in January, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'felt air temperature'), which combines air temperature and relative humidity, is evaluated at 30°C (86°F).

What are the least humid months in Kampala?

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

What is the average humidity in January in Kampala?

In Kampala, the average relative humidity in January is 72%.

What is the driest month in Kampala?

January is the month with the least rainfall in Kampala, Uganda. Rain falls for 10.8 days and accumulates 18mm (0.71") of precipitation.

How many days does it rain in January in Kampala?

In Kampala, in January, it is raining for 10.8 days, with typically 18mm (0.71") of accumulated precipitation.

How many hours of daylight does Kampala have in January?

In Kampala, Uganda, the average day length in January is 12h and 6min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in January in Kampala?

In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 06:49 and sunset at 18:56. On the last day of the month, in Kampala, sunrise is at 06:59 and sunset at 19:06 EAT.

What is the month with the most sunshine in Kampala?

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

How long on average sun shines in January in Kampala?

The average sunshine duration in January in Kampala is 9.5h.

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

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

How high is the UV index in January in Kampala?

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

Average temperature in January
Kampala, Uganda

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).

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Average pressure in January
Kampala, Uganda

Average pressure in January - Kampala, Uganda
  • Average pressure in January: 1010.6mbar

The months with the highest atmospheric pressure are June and July (1013.7mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is February (1009.7mbar).

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Average wind speed in January
Kampala, Uganda

Average wind speed in January - Kampala, Uganda
  • Average wind speed in January: 6.3km/h

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are February, March, May and June (7.4km/h).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are November and December (5.2km/h).

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Average humidity in January
Kampala, Uganda

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

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

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Average rainfall in January
Kampala, Uganda

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).

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Average rainfall days in January
Kampala, Uganda

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

The 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).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Kampala, Uganda

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Kampala, Uganda
  • Average daylight in January: 12h and 6min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12h and 8min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 12h and 6min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 9h and 30min

The months with the most sunshine are January and February (Average sunshine: 9h and 30min).
The months with the least sunshine are April and May (Average sunshine: 8h and 24min).

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Average sunshine days in January
Kampala, Uganda

Average sunshine days in January - Kampala, Uganda
  • Average sunshine days in January: 14.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (14.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is September (2.4 days).

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Average UV index in January
Kampala, Uganda

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

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

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Average cloud cover in January
Kampala, Uganda

Average cloud cover in January - Kampala, Uganda
  • Average cloud cover in January: 19

The month with the most cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 39).
The months with the least cloud cover are January and February (Cloud cover 19).

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Average visibility in January
Kampala, Uganda

Average visibility in January - Kampala, Uganda
  • Average visibility in January: 10km

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, June and July (10km).
The month with the lowest visibility is November (8km).

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