Weather in Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, United States in January

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Visiting Santa Monica Beach, Santa Monica, United States in January

January has average maximum temperatures of 19°C (66°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 70% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.1hrs making the days quite long and bright. January has total rainfall of 5.8cm (2.3inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 6.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Santa Monica Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (59°F). January is too cold for swimming in Santa Monica Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Santa Monica Beach in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

In January, Santa Monica Beach experiences cool and wet weather, as it is one of the rainiest months of the year. The skies are often overcast, and there may be occasional showers. Despite the cooler weather, you can still enjoy walks on the beach and explore the nearby attractions. However, swimming and sunbathing might not be the best options due to the cooler temperatures and limited sunshine. Surfing may still be possible, but it is important to check the surf conditions and wear appropriate gear. Also consider one of our other suggestions for January.

Can you sunbathe in Santa Monica Beach in January?

No, January is not a good time for sunbathing in Santa Monica Beach.

January has average maximum temperatures of 19°C (66°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 70% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.1hrs making the days quite long and bright. January has total rainfall of 5.8cm (2.3inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 6.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

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Can you swim in Santa Monica Beach in January?

No, January is too cold for swimming in Santa Monica Beach for any length of time, with the sea water at 15°C (59°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

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Is January a good time to holiday in Santa Monica Beach?

Yes, January is a good time for a holiday in Santa Monica Beach.

January has average maximum temperatures of 19°C (66°F) which is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days. The sunshine percentage is 70% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.1hrs making the days quite long and bright. January has total rainfall of 5.8cm (2.3inches) making it mostly dry with only light showers. There are just 6.2 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Santa Monica Beach. Sea temperatures are a cold 15°C (59°F). January is too cold for swimming in Santa Monica Beach for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the January temperatures and sunshine.

Is Santa Monica Beach warm in January?

Yes, Santa Monica Beach is not that warm but sunbathing may be possible on some clear days in January.

The average maximum temperature in Santa Monica Beach in January is 19°C (66°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Santa Monica Beach in January is 14°C (57°F). The average temperature is 14°C (56°F) in the previous month and 14°C (56°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Santa Monica Beach in January?

The average day light hours per day in Santa Monica Beach in January are 10.1. The sunshine percentage is 70% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.1hrs making the days quite long and bright.

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Crowds in Santa Monica Beach in January

In January, Santa Monica Beach is relatively quiet due to the cooler weather and fewer tourists visiting Los Angeles. While New Year's Day might see a small increase in visitors, the beach is generally not crowded during this month.

Temperature in Santa Monica Beach in January

The average maximum temperature in Santa Monica Beach in January is 19°C (66°F). The average maximum temperature is 18°C (64°F) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Santa Monica Beach in January is 14°C (57°F). The average temperature is 14°C (56°F) in the previous month and 14°C (56°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Santa Monica Beach in January is 10°C (49°F). The minimum temperature is 9°C (49°F) in the previous month and 9°C (49°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Santa Monica Beach in January

During January the average day light hours are 10.1 per day in Santa Monica Beach. The sunshine percentage is 70% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.1hrs making the days quite long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Santa Monica Beach in January is typically 3.6 during January. An ultraviolet index reading of 3 to 5 indicates there is a moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Keep out of the sun during the strongest hours around midday when unprotected skin risks burning in less than 30 minutes. For the sensitive wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating. Tanning for hours is possible with the right application of sun cream. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Santa Monica Beach in January

The average sea water temperature in Santa Monica Beach in January is 14.8°C (58.6°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Santa Monica Beach in January

The average total rainfall in Santa Monica Beach in January is 5.8cm (2.3inches) and on average there are 6.2 rainy days in January making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Santa Monica Beach in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Santa Monica Beach in January is 8°C (47°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 9°C (48°F) in the previous month and 9°C (9°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Santa Monica Beach in January is typically 77.8%. The maximum relative humidity is 80.9% in the previous month and 84.2% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Santa Monica Beach in January is typically 56.7%. The average relative humidity is 61.3% in the previous month and 64.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Santa Monica Beach in January

The average maximum wind speed in Santa Monica Beach in January is typically 16KM/H (10MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 15KM/H (10MPH) in the previous month and 18KM/H (11MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Santa Monica Beach in January is typically 6KM/H (4MPH). The average wind speed is 6KM/H (4MPH) in the previous month and 6KM/H (4MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Santa Monica Beach in January is from the North.

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