January weather forecast
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Weather in January

January, nestled within the heart of Wake Island's dry season, offers respite from the heightened humidity and rain seen in the preceding months. The island, primarily consisting of Wake Islet, Peale, and Wilkes, experiences a distinct shift in its weather patterns during this month.

Temperatures in January range from lows of approximately 74°F (23.3°C) to highs of 82°F (27.8°C). While these temperatures are somewhat milder compared to the peak values seen in the July-September period, they are slightly cooler when juxtaposed with the upcoming months like February. The sun's intensity is relatively subdued compared to its zenith during the year, which is an added relief for visitors and locals alike.

The northeasterly trade winds are prominent during this month, ensuring that the air remains fresh and less saturated with moisture. Consequently, rainfall is significantly reduced when compared to the wet season, particularly the deluges experienced from August to October. Additionally, the surrounding ocean waters remain warm, although January doesn't witness the peak temperatures, which are typically reserved for the latter part of the year.

Given its position in the dry season, January doesn't showcase the climatic extremes that other months might. For instance, while it is drier and less humid than the rain-drenched months of the wet season, it doesn't register as the driest or the least humid month of the year. Comparatively, December, the preceding month, offers a tad cooler environment, whereas February, the subsequent month, is poised to bring in slightly warmer days.

  • Wake Island - January »
    The months with the coldest seawater in Wake Island are January through April, with an average ocean temperature of 78.8°F (26°C). The months with the lowest UV index in Wake Island are January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 8.

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