United Arab Emirates
Long term weather forecast
Long term weather forecast

January weather forecast and Climate
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

January is the coolest month of the year with the average maximum temperature around 24°C and an average minimum of 14°C. However, records show that temperatures have been reported as high as 32°C and as low as 8°C during the month. It is often cloudy and unsettled as mid-latitude weather disturbances penetrate into the Gulf bringing changeable weather and cool, winter Shamals in their wake. Such Shamals that sweep down the Gulf frequently produce intense convective activity resulting in squally, thundery weather with showers, storms and high seas. On average five or six rain days can be expected during the month, however as many as seventeen rain days have been recorded. Rainfall is often short lived and intense with isolated thunderstorms producing the majority of the recorded rain. Large fluctuations in rainfall occur from year to year with occasional dry years or with as much as 108.8 mm falling during the month. On clear fine days the weather is pleasant and warm with weak afternoon sea breezes. Sea temperatures are around 21°C.
  • Average high temperature in January: 24°C

Warmest month (with highest average high temperature) is August (41.3°C).
Month with lowest average high temperature is January (24°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 14.3°C

Month with highest average low temperature is August (30.2°C).
Coldest month (with lowest average low temperature) is January (14.3°C).

  • Average humidity in January: 65%

Months with highest relative humidity are January and February (65%).
Month with lowest relative humidity is May (53%).

  • Average rainfall in January: 18.8mm

Wettest month (with highest rainfall) is February (25mm).
Driest months (with lowest rainfall) are June, August and September (0mm).

  • Average rainfall days in January: 5.4 days

Month with highest number of rainy days is March (5.8 days).
Month with lowest number of rainy days is June (0 days).

  • Average sea temperature in January: 23.4°C

Best month for swimming (with highest average sea temperature) is August (33.5°C).
Coldest month (with lowest average sea temperature) is February (21.9°C).

  • Average daylight in January: 11h

Months with longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 14).
Months with shortest days are January, February, November and December (Average daylight: 11).

  • Average sunshine in January: 8.2h

Month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.4).
Months with least sunshine are January, February, March and December (Average sunshine: 8.2).

  • Average UV index in January: 6

Months with highest UV index are April, May, June, July and August (UV index 12).
Month with lowest UV index is December (UV index 5).