This report describes the typical weather at the Los Cabos International Airport (Los Cabos, Mexico) weather station over the course of an average January. It is based on the historical records from 1996 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Los Cabos has a hot semi-arid steppe climate. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by shrublands (43%), oceans and seas (33%), and forests (24%).
The month of January is characterized by essentially constant daily high temperatures, with daily highs around 79°F throughout the month, exceeding 86°F or dropping below 73°F only one day in ten.
Over the course of January, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is January 2 with 10:44 hours of daylight; the longest day is January 31 with 11:07 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 6:59am on January 31; the latest sunset is at 6:06pm on January 31; the latest sunrise is at 7:03am on January 17; the earliest sunset is at 5:44pm on January 1.
Daylight savings time is observed in 2012 but it neither starts nor ends in January, so the entire month is in standard time.
The median cloud cover is 32% (mostly clear) and does not vary substantially over the course of the month.
On January 16, a representative day, the sky is clear or mostly clear 27% of the time, partly cloudy 10% of the time, and mostly cloudy or overcast 20% of the time.
The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 2%, with little variation over the course of the month.
Throughout January, the most common forms of precipitation are light rain, moderate rain, and drizzle.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 52% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around January 1, when it is observed during 1% of all days.
Moderate rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 27% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around January 5, when it is observed during 1% of all days.
Drizzle is the most severe precipitation observed during 18% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around January 1, when it is observed during 0% of all days.
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at this location in January or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 35% (comfortable) to 77% (humid) over the course of a typical January, rarely dropping below 19% (dry), or exceeding 90% (very humid).
The air is driest around January 19, at which time the relative humidity drops below 44% (comfortable) three days out of four; it is most humid around January 1, rising above 70% (humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a typical January, the dew point typically varies from 43°F (dry) to 59°F (comfortable) and is rarely below 31°F (dry) or above 64°F (mildy humid).
The time of the month between January 1 and January 31 is the most comfortable, with dew points that are neither too dry nor too muggy.
Over the course of January typical wind speeds vary from 0 mph to 15 mph (calm to moderate breeze), rarely exceeding 20 mph (fresh breeze).
The highest average wind speed of 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around January 4, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 8 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around January 29, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 15 mph (moderate breeze).