Average Weather in January in La Mesa California, United States
Daily high temperatures are around 66°F, rarely falling below 58°F or exceeding 78°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 45°F, rarely falling below 38°F or exceeding 52°F.
For reference, on August 24, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in La Mesa typically range from 65°F to 83°F, while on December 27, the coldest day of the year, they range from 44°F to 66°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 Mesa experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 38% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 21, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 63% of the time.
For reference, on February 20, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 44%, 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 Mesa, 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 21% 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 Mesa is essentially constant, remaining about 2.0 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 5.3 inches or falling below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in January
Over the course of January in La Mesa, 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, 54 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 10 hours, 3 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 Mesa is 6:51 AM on January 7 and the earliest sunrise is 8 minutes earlier at 6:43 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:53 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 27 minutes later at 5:19 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in La Mesa 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 5:40 AM and sets 14 hours, 19 minutes later, at 7:59 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:46 AM and sets 9 hours, 60 minutes later, at 4:46 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in La Mesa is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 24, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 9% of the time, while on December 4, 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 Mesa is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 7.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on December 30, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.1 miles per hour, while on September 9, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.8 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during January is 7.6 miles per hour on January 27.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
La Mesa 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 Mesa is essentially constant during January, remaining around 59°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in January
Temperatures in La Mesa 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 Mesa are gradually increasing during January, increasing by 178°F, from 0°F to 178°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in La Mesa 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 Mesa are 32.768 deg latitude, -117.023 deg longitude, and 535 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of La Mesa contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 650 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 545 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,539 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,516 feet).
The area within 2 miles of La Mesa is covered by artificial surfaces (96%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (62%) and shrubs (24%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (42%) and water (37%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in La Mesa 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in La Mesa.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and La Mesa 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 Mesa is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between La Mesa and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Gillespie Field (43%, 8 kilometers, northeast); Montgomery Field Airport (27%, 12 kilometers, northwest); San Diego International Airport (11%, 15 kilometers, west); Brown Field Municipal Airport (11%, 22 kilometers, south); and Ream Field (8%, 24 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .