Average Weather in January in La Jolla California, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 66°F, rarely falling below 59°F or exceeding 76°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 51°F, rarely falling below 44°F or exceeding 57°F.
For reference, on August 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in La Jolla typically range from 67°F to 77°F, while on December 27, the coldest day of the year, they range from 50°F to 65°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in January
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
The month of January in La Jolla experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 37% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 21, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 64% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 42%, while on September 10, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 91%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In La Jolla, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 15% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 20% on February 22, and its lowest chance is 0% on June 27.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in La Jolla is essentially constant, remaining about 2.0 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 5.6 inches or falling below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in January
Over the course of January in La Jolla, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 34 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 8 seconds, and weekly increase of 7 minutes, 56 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 10 hours, 2 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 10 hours, 36 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in La Jolla is 6:52 AM on January 7 and the earliest sunrise is 8 minutes earlier at 6:44 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:53 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 27 minutes later at 5:20 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in La Jolla during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during January, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:41 AM and sets 14 hours, 19 minutes later, at 8:00 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:47 AM and sets 9 hours, 59 minutes later, at 4:46 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in La Jolla is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 23, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 32% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in January
The average hourly wind speed in La Jolla is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 7.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 11, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.0 miles per hour, while on August 23, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.9 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during January is 7.5 miles per hour on January 23.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
La Jolla 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 La Jolla is essentially constant during January, remaining around 59°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in January
Temperatures in La Jolla are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January
The average accumulated growing degree days in La Jolla are increasing during January, increasing by 237°F, from 0°F to 237°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in La Jolla is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 3.2 kWh to 3.8 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of La Jolla are 32.847 deg latitude, -117.274 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of La Jolla contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 797 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 120 feet. Within 10 miles also contains significant variations in elevation (797 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (6,417 feet).
The area within 2 miles of La Jolla is covered by water (60%) and artificial surfaces (39%), within 10 miles by water (56%) and artificial surfaces (34%), and within 50 miles by water (51%) and shrubs (29%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in La Jolla year round, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in La Jolla.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and La Jolla 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 La Jolla is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between La Jolla and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Montgomery Field Airport (28%, 13 kilometers, east); Miramar Marine Corps Air Station (25%, 13 kilometers, east); San Diego International Airport (36%, 15 kilometers, southeast); and McClellan–Palomar Airport (11%, 31 kilometers, north).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .