Tampa Weather in January
January brings the year's coolest weather to Tampa, Florida. Yet except for the rare brisk night, the temperature this month is mainly mild.
This page gives detailed information on the typical January temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storms for Tampa.
The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Tampa International Airport, located near Tampa Bay and the city center.
|70 °F||January average high||21 °C|
|52 °F||January average low||11 °C|
In most years, Tampa averages a daily maximum temperature for January that's between 66 and 73 degrees Fahrenheit (19 to 23 degrees Celsius). The minimum temperature usually falls between 47 and 56 °F (9 to 13 °C).
January is the coldest month overall for Tampa and the 10th is its chilliest day. That date has a daily high averaging 69.5 °F (20.8 °C) and a low of 51.2 °F (10.7 °C).
|16 days||70 °F max. or more (21 °C)|
|14 days||50 °F min. or less (10 °C)|
Tampa averages 3 days in January when the thermometer reaches into the 80s °F (over 26 °C). Temperatures above 90 °F (32 °C) are not expected here this month.
The thermometer dips to 40 °F (4 °C) or below on an average of 4 nights. In some years, January can get as cold as 32 °F (0 °C).
|2.2 in||total precipitation||57 mm|
|7 days||of rain|
Half the time, Tampa receives 1.3 to 3 inches (32 to 84 mm) of rainfall in January. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.
|10 days||clear skies|
The sun's rays reach the ground in Tampa during 65 percent of daylight hours on average in January, for a total of 214 hours in the month. Typically on 10 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.
Sunlight in January at Tampa lasts for 10 hours and 36 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 10 hours and 25 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 10:52 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.
|75 %||January average humidity|
The relative humidity in Tampa during January usually peaks at 86 percent in the morning then drops to 57 percent by mid afternoon.
|Local Time||1 am||4 am||7 am||10 am||1 pm||4 pm||7 pm||10 pm|
|8.6 mph||January wind speed average||13.8 kph|
January is a little windier than most other months in Tampa.
|2 days||rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more|
|1 day||with thunderstorms in January|
These weather data are long-term historical averages provided by the National Climatic Data Center of the United States. The temperature and precipitation numbers are 1981-2010 normals while the humidity and thunderstorm statistics are 1961-1990 normals.