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Visiting Santorini, Greece in January

January has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (58°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 68% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.8hrs. January has total rainfall of 7.1cm (2.8inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Santorini. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). January is too cold for swimming in Santorini for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

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

Also consider one of our other suggestions for January.

Can you sunbathe in Santorini in January?

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

January has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (58°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 68% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.8hrs. January has total rainfall of 7.1cm (2.8inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days.

More about January temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Santorini in January?

No, January is too cold for swimming in Santorini for any length of time, with the sea water at 16°C (60°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about January sea temperatures.

Is January a good time to holiday in Santorini?

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

January has average maximum temperatures of 15°C (58°F) which is a little too chilly for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 68% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.8hrs. January has total rainfall of 7.1cm (2.8inches) making it mostly dry with only intermittent light showers. There are only 10.1 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of days. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Santorini. Sea temperatures are a cold 16°C (60°F). January is too cold for swimming in Santorini for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the January temperatures and sunshine.

Is Santorini warm in January?

No, Santorini is a little too chilly for sunbathing in January.

The average maximum temperature in Santorini in January is 15°C (58°F). The average maximum temperature is 16°C (61°) in the previous month and 15°C (58°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Santorini in January is 12°C (54°F). The average temperature is 14°C (57°F) in the previous month and 12°C (54°F) in the next month.

More info about the January temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Santorini in January?

The average day light hours per day in Santorini in January are 10. The sunshine percentage is 68% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.8hrs.

More about January sunshine.

Temperature in Santorini in January

The average maximum temperature in Santorini in January is 15°C (58°F). The average maximum temperature is 16°C (61°F) in the previous month and 15°C (58°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Santorini in January is 12°C (54°F). The average temperature is 14°C (57°F) in the previous month and 12°C (54°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Santorini in January is 10°C (51°F). The minimum temperature is 12°C (54°F) in the previous month and 10°C (51°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Santorini in January

During January the average day light hours are 10 per day in Santorini. The sunshine percentage is 68% making it sunny but overcast at times. The hours of sunshine per day are 6.8hrs.

The ultraviolet index in Santorini in January is typically 2.4 during January. An ultraviolet index reading of 0 to 2 indicates low danger from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Most people will be able to spend several hours in the sun with out a problem, however unprotected skin risks burning in less than 1 hour. Wear sunglasses on bright days. Only those that burn easily will need to apply sunscreen. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Santorini in January

The average sea water temperature in Santorini in January is 15.8°C (60.4°F) which is cold for swimming, a full wet suit is required to spend any length of time in the sea.

Rainfall in Santorini in January

The average total rainfall in Santorini in January is 7.1cm (2.8inches) and on average there are 10.1 rainy days in January making it a pretty wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Santorini in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Santorini in January is 9°C (47°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 11°C (51°F) in the previous month and 9°C (9°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Santorini in January is typically 79.8%. The maximum relative humidity is 81.5% in the previous month and 81.6% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Santorini in January is typically 68.1%. The average relative humidity is 70% in the previous month and 69.1% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Santorini in January

The average maximum wind speed in Santorini in January is typically 30KM/H (19MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 29KM/H (18MPH) in the previous month and 33KM/H (21MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Santorini in January is typically 20KM/H (12MPH). The average wind speed is 19KM/H (12MPH) in the previous month and 23KM/H (14MPH) in the next month.

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

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