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Visiting Cape Hatteras, Cape Hatteras Island, United States in January

January has average maximum temperatures of 12°C (53°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 76% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.6hrs making the days quite long and bright. January has total rainfall of 10.7cm (4.2inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Cape Hatteras. Sea temperatures are a warm 22°C (72°F). January is a good month for swimming in Cape Hatteras with comfortable temperatures for most people.

Consider visiting Cape Hatteras in the months of May, June, July, August, for the best beach weather.

The weather in Cape Hatteras during January can be quite chilly and windy, making it less than ideal for beach activities. However, it is still a beautiful time to visit the area for sightseeing and exploring the natural beauty of the island. Swimming and sunbathing are not recommended during this month due to the cold weather, but you may still see some dedicated surfers catching waves in wetsuits. Also consider one of our other suggestions for January.

Can you sunbathe in Cape Hatteras in January?

No, January is not a good time for sunbathing in Cape Hatteras.

January has average maximum temperatures of 12°C (53°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 76% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.6hrs making the days quite long and bright. January has total rainfall of 10.7cm (4.2inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days.

More about January temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Cape Hatteras in January?

Yes, January is a good month for swimming in Cape Hatteras with warm sea temperatures 22°C (72°F).

More about January sea temperatures.

Is January a good time to holiday in Cape Hatteras?

No, January is not a good time for a holiday in Cape Hatteras.

January has average maximum temperatures of 12°C (53°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 76% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.6hrs making the days quite long and bright. January has total rainfall of 10.7cm (4.2inches) making it often dry with only moderate showers. There are only 11.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the many clear days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Cape Hatteras. Sea temperatures are a warm 22°C (72°F). January is a good month for swimming in Cape Hatteras with comfortable temperatures for most people.

More about the January temperatures and sunshine.

Is Cape Hatteras warm in January?

No, Cape Hatteras is too cold for sunbathing in January.

The average maximum temperature in Cape Hatteras in January is 12°C (53°F). The average maximum temperature is 14°C (58°) in the previous month and 12°C (53°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cape Hatteras in January is 8°C (46°F). The average temperature is 11°C (51°F) in the previous month and 8°C (47°F) in the next month.

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How sunny is Cape Hatteras in January?

The average day light hours per day in Cape Hatteras in January are 10. The sunshine percentage is 76% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.6hrs making the days quite long and bright.

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Crowds in Cape Hatteras in January

Cape Hatteras Island experiences colder weather in January, and with no major holidays or events, the beach is relatively empty. You may find a few locals and visitors enjoying the solitude, but it's not an ideal time for swimming or sunbathing.

Temperature in Cape Hatteras in January

The average maximum temperature in Cape Hatteras in January is 12°C (53°F). The average maximum temperature is 14°C (58°F) in the previous month and 12°C (53°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Cape Hatteras in January is 8°C (46°F). The average temperature is 11°C (51°F) in the previous month and 8°C (47°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Cape Hatteras in January is 4°C (39°F). The minimum temperature is 7°C (44°F) in the previous month and 4°C (40°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Cape Hatteras in January

During January the average day light hours are 10 per day in Cape Hatteras. The sunshine percentage is 76% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 7.6hrs making the days quite long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Cape Hatteras in January is typically 2.9 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 Cape Hatteras in January

The average sea water temperature in Cape Hatteras in January is 22.1°C (71.8°F) which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.

Rainfall in Cape Hatteras in January

The average total rainfall in Cape Hatteras in January is 10.7cm (4.2inches) and on average there are 11.1 rainy days in January making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Cape Hatteras in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Cape Hatteras in January is 7°C (45°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 10°C (50°F) in the previous month and 7°C (7°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Cape Hatteras in January is typically 88.5%. The maximum relative humidity is 89.3% in the previous month and 87.9% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Cape Hatteras in January is typically 73.9%. The average relative humidity is 74.8% in the previous month and 72.5% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Cape Hatteras in January

The average maximum wind speed in Cape Hatteras in January is typically 28KM/H (17MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 28KM/H (17MPH) in the previous month and 29KM/H (18MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Cape Hatteras in January is typically 15KM/H (9MPH). The average wind speed is 14KM/H (9MPH) in the previous month and 15KM/H (10MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Cape Hatteras in January is from the North West.

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