Kota Bharu
Malaysia
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Kota Bharu, Malaysia

January, like December, in Kota Bharu, Malaysia, is another warm winter month, with average temperature varying between 22.5°C (72.5°F) and 29°C (84.2°F).

Temperature

In Kota Bharu, the average high-temperature in January is relatively the same as in December - a still moderately hot 29°C (84.2°F). In January, the average low-temperature is 22.5°C (72.5°F).

Rainfall

In January, in Kota Bharu, the rain falls for 8 days. Throughout January, 126.6mm (5") of precipitation is accumulated. In Kota Bharu, during the entire year, the rain falls for 130.6 days and collects up to 2599.2mm (102.3") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

January is the month with the coldest seawater, with an average sea temperature of 27.3°C (81.1°F).
Note: For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

Daylight

January, November and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight, are months with the shortest days.

Sunshine

In Kota Bharu, the average sunshine is 6.9h.

UV index

January through May, July through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Practice all essential precautions. Protection against sun damage is crucial. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in January in Kota Bharu?

In January, the average high-temperature is 29°C (84.2°F), and the average low-temperature is 22.5°C (72.5°F).

How much does it rain in Kota Bharu in January?

In Kota Bharu, in January, it is raining for 8 days, with typically 126.6mm (5") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the month with the coldest sea water in Kota Bharu?

January is the month with the coldest seawater in Kota Bharu, Malaysia, with an average sea temperature of 27.3°C (81.1°F).

What is the sea water temperature in January in Kota Bharu?

In Kota Bharu, Malaysia, in January, the average water temperature is 27.3°C (81.1°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 month with the shortest days in Kota Bharu?

Months with the shortest days in Kota Bharu, Malaysia, are January, November and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight.

How many hours of daylight does Kota Bharu have in January?

In Kota Bharu, the average length of the day in January is 11.8h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Kota Bharu?

In Kota Bharu, the average sunshine in January is 6.9h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Kota Bharu?

January through May, July through October, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Kota Bharu, Malaysia.

What is the UV index reading in January in Kota Bharu?

The average daily maximum UV index in January in Kota Bharu, Malaysia, is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - Kota Bharu, Malaysia
  • Average high temperature in January: 29°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is May (32.7°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (28.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 22.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is May (24.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.5°C).

Average rainfall in January - Kota Bharu, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall in January: 126.6mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (656.1mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (50.1mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Kota Bharu, Malaysia
  • Average rainfall days in January: 8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (20 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are February and April (5 days).

Average sea temperature in January - Kota Bharu, Malaysia
  • Average sea temperature in January: 27.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is May (30.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is January (27.3°C).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Kota Bharu, Malaysia
  • Average daylight in January: 11.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with shortest days are January, November and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 6.9h

The month with most sunshine is April (Average sunshine: 8.9h).
The month with least sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 4.7h).

Average UV index in January - Kota Bharu, Malaysia
  • Average UV index in January: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, April, May, July, August, September and October (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are June, November and December (UV index 11).