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January Weather in Tampa Florida, United States

Daily high temperatures are around 71°F, rarely falling below 59°F or exceeding 81°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 70°F on January 17.

Daily low temperatures are around 53°F, rarely falling below 38°F or exceeding 65°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 52°F on January 18.

For reference, on July 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Tampa typically range from 76°F to 90°F, while on January 18, the coldest day of the year, they range from 52°F to 70°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in January in Tampa

Average High and Low Temperature in January in TampaJan112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313135°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°FDecFebJan 1670°FJan 1670°F52°F52°FJan 171°FJan 171°F53°F53°FJan 3171°FJan 3171°F52°F52°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on January. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in January in Tampa

Average Hourly Temperature in January in TampaJan112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMDecFebNowNowcoldcoolcoolcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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The month of January in Tampa experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 40% throughout the month.

The clearest day of the month is January 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 61% of the time.

For reference, on July 9, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 67%, while on April 30, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 64%.

Cloud Cover Categories in January in Tampa

Cloud Cover Categories in January in TampaJan11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%DecFebJan 158%Jan 158%Jan 3161%Jan 3161%Jan 1159%Jan 1159%Jan 2160%Jan 2160%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Tampa, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is gradually increasing, starting the month at 18% and ending it at 22%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 72% on July 31, and its lowest chance is 13% on November 24.

Probability of Precipitation in January in Tampa

Probability of Precipitation in January in TampaJan11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%2%2%4%4%6%6%8%8%10%10%12%12%14%14%16%16%18%18%20%20%22%22%24%24%DecFebJan 118%Jan 118%Jan 3122%Jan 3122%Jan 1120%Jan 1120%Jan 2121%Jan 2121%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Tampa is gradually increasing, starting the month at 2.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.9 inches or falls below 0.4 inches, and ending the month at 2.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 4.4 inches or falls below 0.6 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in January in Tampa

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.

Over the course of January in Tampa, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 27 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 54 seconds, and weekly increase of 6 minutes, 20 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 10 hours, 24 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 10 hours, 52 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January in Tampa

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month in Tampa is 7:22 AM on January 12 and the earliest sunrise is 5 minutes earlier at 7:17 AM on January 31.

The earliest sunset is 5:45 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 24 minutes later at 6:09 PM on January 31.

Daylight saving time is observed in Tampa during 2024, but it neither starts nor ends during January, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.

For reference, on June 20, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:34 AM and sets 13 hours, 55 minutes later, at 8:29 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:17 AM and sets 10 hours, 22 minutes later, at 5:39 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January in Tampa

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January in TampaJan11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031312 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMDecFeb7:17 AM7:17 AMJan 316:09 PMJan 316:09 PM7:21 AM7:21 AMJan 15:45 PMJan 15:45 PM7:22 AM7:22 AMJan 125:53 PMJan 125:53 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of January. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in January in Tampa

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in January in TampaJan112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMDecFeb001010202020303040500001010202030303040NowNow
northeastsouthwest
Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of January 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for January 2024. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in January in Tampa

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in January in TampaJan112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMDecFebDec 126:33 PMDec 126:33 PMDec 267:34 PMDec 267:34 PMJan 116:58 AMJan 116:58 AMJan 2512:55 PMJan 2512:55 PMFeb 96:00 PMFeb 96:00 PMFeb 247:31 AMFeb 247:31 AM6:55 AM6:55 AM5:15 PM5:15 PM5:20 PM5:20 PM8:04 AM8:04 AM7:44 AM7:44 AM6:10 PM6:10 PM6:05 PM6:05 PM8:09 AM8:09 AM7:11 AM7:11 AM6:08 PM6:08 PM5:51 PM5:51 PM7:15 AM7:15 AM
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
Jan 2024IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
75%-11:11 AMW10:57 PME4:40 AMS251,579 mi
2
66%-11:38 AMW11:48 PME5:19 AMS251,367 mi
3
50%-12:05 PMW-5:58 AMS250,335 mi
4
47%12:40 AME12:32 PMW-6:37 AMS248,480 mi
5
37%1:34 AMESE1:02 PMWSW-7:18 AMS245,868 mi
6
27%2:31 AMESE1:35 PMWSW-8:03 AMS242,639 mi
7
18%3:31 AMESE2:14 PMWSW-8:52 AMS239,007 mi
8
11%4:35 AMESE3:00 PMWSW-9:47 AMS235,251 mi
9
5%5:40 AMESE3:56 PMWSW-10:48 AMS231,698 mi
10
1%6:45 AMESE5:00 PMWSW-11:52 AMS228,682 mi
11
0%7:44 AMESE6:10 PMWSW-12:57 PMS226,490 mi
12
2%8:37 AMESE7:22 PMWSW-2:00 PMS225,305 mi
13
8%9:22 AMESE8:33 PMWSW-2:58 PMS225,172 mi
14
15%10:01 AMESE9:40 PMW-3:51 PMS226,006 mi
15
25%10:37 AME10:46 PMW-4:40 PMS227,627 mi
16
36%11:10 AME11:49 PMW-5:28 PMS229,807 mi
17
50%11:43 AME--6:15 PMS232,316 mi
18
59%-12:51 AMWNW12:17 PMENE7:03 PMS234,956 mi
19
70%-1:54 AMWNW12:54 PMENE7:53 PMS237,580 mi
20
79%-2:58 AMWNW1:35 PMENE8:45 PMS240,095 mi
21
87%-4:00 AMWNW2:21 PMENE9:40 PMS242,450 mi
22
94%-5:01 AMWNW3:13 PMENE10:35 PMN244,624 mi
23
98%-5:57 AMWNW4:09 PMENE11:30 PMS246,603 mi
24
99%-6:48 AMWNW5:07 PMENE--
25
100%-7:32 AMWNW6:05 PMENE12:21 AMS248,367 mi
26
100%-8:09 AMWNW7:02 PMENE1:10 AMS249,876 mi
27
98%-8:43 AMWNW7:57 PMENE1:55 AMS251,067 mi
28
94%-9:12 AMWNW8:50 PME2:37 AMS251,854 mi
29
89%-9:40 AMW9:41 PME3:16 AMS252,139 mi
30
82%-10:06 AMW10:33 PME3:55 AMS251,822 mi
31
74%-10:33 AMW11:25 PME4:34 AMS250,819 mi

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Tampa is decreasing during January, falling from 21% to 15% over the course of the month.

The lowest chance of a muggy day during January is 14% on January 27.

For reference, on August 3, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on January 27, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 14% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in January in Tampa

Humidity Comfort Levels in January in TampaJan11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%DecFebJan 2714%Jan 2714%Jan 121%Jan 121%Jan 1118%Jan 1118%NowNowoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Tampa is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 9.7 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on March 9, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.1 miles per hour, while on July 19, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.0 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in January in Tampa

Average Wind Speed in January in TampaJan11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mphDecFebJan 19.5 mphJan 19.5 mphJan 319.9 mphJan 319.9 mphJan 119.7 mphJan 119.7 mphJan 219.8 mphJan 219.8 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in Tampa throughout January is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 37% on January 1.

Wind Direction in January in Tampa

Wind Direction in January in TampaJan11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%DecFebNowNowwestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Tampa is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature in Tampa is gradually decreasing during January, falling by 2°F, from 67°F to 65°F, over the course of the month.

Average Water Temperature in January in Tampa

Average Water Temperature in January in TampaJan112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313160°F60°F62°F62°F64°F64°F66°F66°F68°F68°F70°F70°F72°F72°F74°F74°FDecFebJan 167°FJan 167°FJan 3165°FJan 3165°FJan 1166°FJan 1166°FJan 2165°FJan 2165°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

While it does not do so every year, freezing temperatures are seen in Tampa over some winters. The day least likely to be in the growing season is January 12, with a 71% chance.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January in Tampa

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January in Tampagrowing seasonJan11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%DecFeb76%Jan 176%Jan 186%Jan 3186%Jan 3171%Jan 1171%Jan 1176%Jan 2176%Jan 21NowNowvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Tampa are increasing during January, increasing by 339°F, from 12°F to 351°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in January in Tampa

Growing Degree Days in January in TampaJan112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313150°F50°F100°F100°F150°F150°F200°F200°F250°F250°F300°F300°F350°F350°F400°F400°F450°F450°FDecFebJan 112°FJan 112°FJan 31351°FJan 31351°FJan 11125°FJan 11125°FJan 21237°FJan 21237°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of January, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Tampa is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 3.5 kWh to 4.2 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January in Tampa

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January in TampaJan11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWhDecFebJan 13.5 kWhJan 13.5 kWhJan 314.2 kWhJan 314.2 kWhJan 113.7 kWhJan 113.7 kWhJan 213.9 kWhJan 213.9 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Tampa are 27.948 deg latitude, -82.458 deg longitude, and 13 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Tampa is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 46 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 14 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (85 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (295 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Tampa is covered by artificial surfaces (82%) and water (14%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (66%) and water (27%), and within 50 miles by water (36%) and artificial surfaces (24%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Tampa, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Tampa.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Tampa according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Tampa is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Tampa and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Tampa and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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