Average Weather in January in Matai Tanzania
Daily high temperatures are around 75°F, rarely falling below 71°F or exceeding 80°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 75°F on January 14.
Daily low temperatures are around 61°F, rarely falling below 59°F or exceeding 64°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 61°F on January 29.
For reference, on October 8, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Matai typically range from 62°F to 82°F, while on July 5, the coldest day of the year, they range from 51°F to 77°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 Matai experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 86% throughout the month. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 87% on January 14.
The clearest day of the month is January 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 15% of the time.
For reference, on January 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 87%, while on July 16, 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 Matai, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 74% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 75% on January 27, and its lowest chance is 0% on July 7.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Matai is decreasing, starting the month at 7.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 11.7 inches or falls below 4.1 inches, and ending the month at 7.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 9.8 inches or falls below 4.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in January
Over the course of January in Matai, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is January 31, with 12 hours, 28 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 1, with 12 hours, 36 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The earliest sunrise of the month in Matai is 6:39 AM on January 1 and the latest sunrise is 14 minutes later at 6:53 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 7:15 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 6 minutes later at 7:21 PM on January 28.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Matai during 2021.
For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:33 AM and sets 12 hours, 37 minutes later, at 7:10 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 7:06 AM and sets 11 hours, 38 minutes later, at 6:44 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for January 2021. 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
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Matai is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on February 13, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on May 29, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% 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 Matai is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.2 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on August 21, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 10.5 miles per hour, while on February 14, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January
The hourly average wind direction in Matai throughout January is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 43% on January 29.
Wind Direction in January
Temperatures in Matai 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 Matai are rapidly increasing during January, increasing by 522°F, from 3,424°F to 3,946°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Matai is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 4.9 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during January is 4.8 kWh on January 12.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Matai are -8.300 deg latitude, 31.517 deg longitude, and 5,597 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Matai contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 262 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,601 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,457 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (5,561 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Matai is covered by shrubs (56%) and cropland (37%), within 10 miles by shrubs (40%) and trees (29%), and within 50 miles by shrubs (26%) and trees (26%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Matai, 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, Sumbawanga Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Matai.
At a distance of 39 kilometers from Matai, 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 Matai 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.
Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .