Caribbean Weather in January
Information on the weather in January for cities and beach towns throughout the Caribbean has been pulled together here.
The January temperatures and rainfall given in the table below allow you to compare the typical weather for places on two dozen islands. The monthly averages are based on historical weather records.
These temperatures are in degrees Fahrenheit. You can also view the temperatures in degrees Celsius.
The Caribbean in January offers ideal weather for a winter beach vacation. You can expect warm and dry weather throughout the islands.
January is the coolest month of the year for most of the Caribbean. That's not saying much, because temperatures there vary so little from season to season. Daytime highs are typically comfortably hot, while the nights remain warm.
With winter settled in, temperatures across the region follow a gradient from north to south. The coolest weather is in the north, the Bahamas, while the hottest days are on the southernmost island of Trinidad.
Ocean temperatures in January range on average from 77 degrees Fahrenheit around the Bahamas and Puerto Rico to 79 °F around islands farther south.
The Caribbean's dry season begins in January. This normally is the driest month of the year for Kingston, Jamaica and Nassau, Bahamas.
|Temperature °F||Island||Place||Total Rainfall|
|82||71||Dominica||Melville Hall Airport||6.3|||
|82||71||Dominican Republic||Punta Cana||2.6||10|
|83||72||Puerto Rico||San Juan||3.8||18|
|83||72||St. Croix (US VI)||Christiansted||1.9||16|
|82||70||St. John (US VI)||Cruz Bay||3.0||16|
|84||74||St. Lucia||Vieux Fort||2.8||18|
|83||74||St. Maarten||Princess Juliana AP||2.6||12|
|85||73||St. Thomas (US VI)||Charlotte Amalie||2.4||15|
|88||68||Trinidad||Port of Spain||1.7||11|
NOAA. Ocean Climate Laboratory. World Ocean Atlas 2009.
Rainfall and temperature data come from each island's meteorological organization.