Caribbean Weather in January

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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 °F. You can also view the temperatures in °C.

The Caribbean in January offers ideal weather for a winter beach vacation. You can expect warm and dry weather throughout the islands.

Temperature

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.

Rainfall

The Caribbean's dry season begins in January. This normally is the driest month of the year for Kingston, Jamaica and Nassau, Bahamas.

Caribbean weather in January: average daily temperature and monthly rainfall
Temperature °F Island Place Total Rainfall
High Low Inches Days
83 72 Antigua St John's 2.2 10
86 76 Aruba Beatrix Airport 1.5   8
85 76 Bonaire Flamingo Airport 1.7   9
78 63 Bahamas Nassau 1.6   8
83 73 Barbados Bridgetown 1.1   –
87 66 Cayman Islands 2.0 12
78 65 Cuba Havana 2.5   5
85 76 Curaçao Hato Airport 1.8   9
82 71 Dominica Melville Hall Airport 6.3   –
82 71 Dominican Republic Punta Cana 2.6 10
84 68 Guadeloupe Pointe-a-Pitre 3.3   –
87 70 Jamaica Kingston 0.7   5
83 71 Martinique Lamentin 4.7 18
83 72 Puerto Rico San Juan 3.8 18
83 75 Saba The Bottom 1.4 10
82 73 St. Barthelemy Gustavia 2.3 11
83 72 St. Croix (US VI) Christiansted 1.9 16
83 73 St. Eustatius Oranjestad 2.0 11
82 70 St. John (US VI) Cruz Bay 3.0 16
84 74 St. Kitts Basseterre 1.9   –
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
85 72 Tobago Scarborough 1.9 10
References

NOAA. Ocean Climate Laboratory. World Ocean Atlas 2009.

Rainfall and temperature data come from each island's meteorological organization.

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