Santa Marta weather in January (Magdalena, Colombia)

How is the weather in Santa Marta in January? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In Santa Marta, January is characterized by high temperatures and low rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 28°C (show in °F). However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 25°C.

Santa Marta in January usually receives low rainfall, averaging around 18 mm (show in inches) for the month. Typically around 0 days of rainfall is expected.

With around 286 hours of sunshine, the weather here is mostly sunny. It gives a pleasant and vibrant feel to the area.

If you're a fan of comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, January is a great time to visit. January, February, March and December generally stand out with best weather. While October tends to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly weather and climate conditions, visit our specialized Santa Marta climate page with graphs.


Santa Marta, monthly averages in January

Show in Fahrenheit
Min Temperature 24.7°C  
Max Temperature 28.1°C  
Chance of Rain 1%  
Precipitation 18 mm  
Rainy days 0 days  
Humidity 74%  
Sunshine 286 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Colombia in January

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

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in Santa Marta in January?

​ 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 in January.

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

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