Average Weather in January in Cabo San Lucas Mexico
Daily high temperatures are around 79°F, rarely falling below 73°F or exceeding 85°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 79°F on January 27.
Daily low temperatures are around 61°F, rarely falling below 56°F or exceeding 65°F.
For reference, on August 6, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Cabo San Lucas typically range from 79°F to 91°F, while on January 22, the coldest day of the year, they range from 61°F to 79°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 Cabo San Lucas experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 45% to 40%.
The clearest day of the month is January 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 60% of the time.
For reference, on August 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 74%, while on June 7, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 82%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Cabo San Lucas, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 5% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 24% on September 6, and its lowest chance is 0% on June 9.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Cabo San Lucas is essentially constant, remaining about 0.4 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.0 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 0.5 inches on January 4.
Average Monthly Rainfall in January
Over the course of January in Cabo San Lucas, the length of the day is gradually increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 22 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 44 seconds, and weekly increase of 5 minutes, 6 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 10 hours, 46 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 11 hours, 8 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Cabo San Lucas is 7:02 AM on January 15 and the earliest sunrise is 3 minutes earlier at 6:59 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:46 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 21 minutes later at 6:06 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Cabo San Lucas 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 6:35 AM and sets 13 hours, 33 minutes later, at 8:07 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:55 AM and sets 10 hours, 44 minutes later, at 5:39 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Cabo San Lucas is essentially constant during January, remaining within 1% of 2% throughout.
The lowest chance of a muggy day during January is 1% on January 28.
For reference, on August 30, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 99% of the time, while on January 28, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in January
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Cabo San Lucas is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 8.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on May 24, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.4 miles per hour, while on August 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.9 miles per hour.
The lowest daily average wind speed during January is 8.5 miles per hour on January 13.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
Cabo San Lucas 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 Cabo San Lucas is gradually decreasing during January, falling by 2°F, from 74°F to 72°F, over the course of the month.
Average Water Temperature in January
Temperatures in Cabo San Lucas 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 Cabo San Lucas are rapidly increasing during January, increasing by 558°F, from 1°F to 559°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Cabo San Lucas is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 4.2 kWh to 4.9 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 Cabo San Lucas are 22.891 deg latitude, -109.912 deg longitude, and 98 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Cabo San Lucas contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 797 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 119 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,173 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (6,864 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Cabo San Lucas is covered by shrubs (65%) and water (29%), within 10 miles by water (58%) and shrubs (31%), and within 50 miles by water (76%) and trees (13%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Cabo San Lucas 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 is only a single weather station, Los Cabos International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Cabo San Lucas.
At a distance of 35 kilometers from Cabo San Lucas, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.
The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Cabo San Lucas according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.
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.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .