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Guatemala City weather in January (Alta Verapaz, Guatemala)

Curious about the January weather in Guatemala City? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

Temperatures

In Guatemala City the weather in January is generally perfect, characterized by high temperatures and low rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 26°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 13°C.

Precipitation

Guatemala City in January usually receives low rainfall, averaging around 7.8 mm for the month. It's the month receiving the least amount of rain. As the days go by, you can expect fewer clouds and less precipitation. This makes it an ideal time for outdoor activities and events that might be disrupted by wetter conditions in other months. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 9 days of the month will see rainfall.

Average sunshine

The city usually sees around 248 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

If you're a fan of comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, January is a great time to visit. January, February, March, April, November and December generally stand out with the best circumstances. While June and September tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Guatemala City climate page with graphs.

 

Guatemala City, monthly averages in January

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 13°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 26°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 29%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 7.8 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 9 days  
HumidityHumidity 74%  
SunshineSunshine 248 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Guatemala in January

Find out more about the weather in Guatemala and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
10/10
Cycling
8/10
Walking
8/10
Barbeque
10/10
Camping
10/10
Outdoor sports
8/10

Interested in more climate information?

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