Weather in January in East Timor

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in January in East Timor. Is this month a good time to go to East Timor? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in East Timor in January?

The weather in East Timor in January ranges from poor to tolerable depending on the destination.

January is a month with very warm maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F) and nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) in Dili. It is one of the warmest months of the year, so be prepared and make sure to dress lightly.

Precipitation ranges from high in Dili with 139mm (5.5inch) rainfall to heavy in Kupang with 289mm (11inch) rainfall. In general it is also a moderate sunny month with an average of 189 hours of sunshine in Dili during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in East Timor.

Where to go in East Timor in January

Find the average weather conditions in January for the most popular destinations in East Timor on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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 / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in East Timor

What is the weather like in January for the 2 most popular destinations in East Timor?

Average weather in Dili

In January Dili generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (75°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are tolerable that month.

Dili
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 88°F 
24°C / 75°F 
221 hours 
148mm / 5.8inch 
11 days 
31°C / 88°F 
24°C / 75°F 
189 hours 
139mm / 5.5inch 
13 days 
31°C / 88°F 
24°C / 75°F 
161 hours 
138mm / 5.4inch 
13 days 
Climate in Dili

Average weather in Kupang

In January Kupang generally has very warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Kupang
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
205 hours 
202mm / 8inch 
15 days 
poor 
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 73°F 
189 hours 
289mm / 11inch 
17 days 
poor 
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 73°F 
193 hours 
221mm / 8.7inch 
17 days 
poor 
Climate in Kupang

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in East Timor.

Is January the best time to go to East Timor?

In our opinion January is not the best time to visit East Timor with commonly tolerable weather in Dili.

On average the best time to visit East Timor is in July, August, September and October with generally perfect weather in Dili. The worst months are January, February, March, April and December that can have tolerable weather conditions.

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