Shillong weather in January (Meghalaya, India)

How is the weather in Shillong in January? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In Shillong, January is characterized by pleasant temperatures and low rainfall. Daytime temperatures hover around 19°C, while nights can cool down to about 7°C. While this is the time of year with slightly cooler averages, it remains comfortably warm.

Shillong in January usually receives low rainfall, averaging around 30 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 1 day of the month will see rainfall.

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 220 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.

If you're inclined towards comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, January is a prime time to visit Shillong. January, February, November and December typically offer the best circumstances. While April, May, June, July, August and September tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

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

 

Shillong, monthly averages in January

Min Temperature 7°C  
Max Temperature 19°C  
Chance of Rain 3%  
Precipitation 30 mm  
Rainy days 1 day  
Humidity 86%  
Sunshine 220 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in India in January

Find out more about the weather in India 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°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Shillong in January?

For visitors traveling to Shillong, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings.

What To Do

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

Cycling
10/10
Walking
10/10
Camping
5/10
Outdoor sports
10/10

Interested in more climate information?

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