Cartagena
Colombia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Cartagena, Colombia

A skyscape of the city of Cartagena, Colombia, with a close view of the Chiva Rumbera buildings
A skyscape of the city of Cartagena, Colombia, with a close view of the Chiva Rumbera buildings
January, like December, is another hot winter month in Cartagena, Colombia, with average temperature fluctuating between 31°C (87.8°F) and 22.7°C (72.9°F).
The ideal sea water temperature of 27.8°C (82°F) and only 1 rainfall days, with 4.4mm (0.2") of accumulated rainfall, make January the best time for swimming and other water activities.

Temperature

January and February, with an average high-temperature of 31°C (87.8°F), are the coldest months.

Rainfall

In January, in Cartagena, Colombia, the rain falls for 1 days. Throughout January, 4.4mm (0.2") of precipitation is accumulated. In Cartagena, Colombia, during the entire year, the rain falls for 92 days and collects up to 912.5mm (35.9") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In January, the average sea temperature in Cartagena, Colombia, is 27.8°C (82°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

The average length of the day in Cartagena is 11.6h.

Sunshine

January has the most sunshine of the year, with an average of 9h of sunshine.

UV index

In Cartagena, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 11. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 11 translate into the following recommendations:
Practice all essential precautions. Protection against sun damage is crucial. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. 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. A broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30+ should be liberally applied and re-applied every two hours, and immediately after an outdoor workout or a swim. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is significantly increased by the reflection of the water and sand.

What are the coldest months in Cartagena?

January and February, with an average high-temperature of 31°C (87.8°F), are the coldest months in Cartagena, Colombia.

What is the temperature in January in Cartagena?

The average high-temperature, in January, in Cartagena, is 31°C (87.8°F), while the average low-temperature is 22.7°C (72.9°F).

How much does it rain in Cartagena in January?

In January, the rain falls for 1 days. Throughout January, 4.4mm (0.2") of precipitation is accumulated.

How warm is the water in January in Cartagena?

In Cartagena, Colombia, the average seawater temperature in January is 27.8°C (82°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.

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

In Cartagena, the average length of the day in January is 11.6h.

What month has the most sunshine in Cartagena?

With an average of 9h of sunshine, January has the most sunshine of the year in Cartagena, Colombia.

How many hours of sunshine does Cartagena have in January?

In Cartagena, Colombia, the average sunshine in January is 9h.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Cartagena?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Cartagena, Colombia, is 11. A UV Index estimate of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average high temperature in January: 31°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (32°C).
Months with the lowest average high temperature are January and February (31°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 22.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is June (25°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.7°C).

Average rainfall in January - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average rainfall in January: 4.4mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (198.3mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (0.9mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average rainfall days in January: 1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (16 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is February (0 days).

Average sea temperature in January - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average sea temperature in January: 27.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (29.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (27.3°C).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average daylight in January: 11.6h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 12.7h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 11.5h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 9h

The month with most sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 9h).
The month with least sunshine is October (Average sunshine: 5.6h).

Average UV index in January - Cartagena, Colombia
  • Average UV index in January: 11

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 10).