Aruba weather in January

January – the coldest month in Aruba – is a good time to visit Aruba, with warm weather and limited rainfall.

You can expect hot weather, mainly sunny skies and around eight hours of sunshine daily in January.

How hot is it in Aruba in January?
Daytime temperatures usually reach 30°C (86°F) in Aruba in January, with high heat and humidity, falling to 24°C (75°F) at night.

How sunny is it in Aruba in January?
There are normally eight hours of bright sunshine each day in Aruba in January – that's around 67% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in January?
Sunrise is around 7:05am with sunset around 6:35pm.

How warm is the sea around Aruba in January?
The average sea temperature at Aruba in January is 26°C (78°F), which is excellent for swimming, snorkelling and diving.

Does it rain in Aruba in January?
There is usually 11 days of rain in Aruba during January, with 45mm (1.7in) of rainfall.

How windy is it in Aruba in January?
January has an average hourly wind speed of around 32 kilometres per hour (17 knots; 19mph). The predominant wind direction is from the south.

What to do in Aruba in January?
Weather conditions in Aruba in January are excellent for watersports activities.

Local holidays?
New Year's Day – 1st Jan. High season runs from mid-December to mid-April, when you can expect higher hotel prices.

Aruba weather in January

Temperature icon High Temp: 30°C (86°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 24°C (75°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 8 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 11 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 32 km/h (17 knots; 19mph)
rain cloud Rainfall: 45mm (1.7in)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 11 days with some rain
High heat icon Comfort Level: High heat & 80% humidity
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Very high
swimming icon Sea Temp: 26°C (78°F)
Oranjestad, Aruba

Best time to visit Aruba

The best time to visit Aruba is from mid-February to May, when there is minimal to no rainfall. However, anytime is good to visit Aruba.

Aruba experiences a tropical semi-arid climate with little rainfall and a long dry season from late-January to September. It's hot and muggy year-round, with daytime temperatures averaging 29°C (84°F) throughout the year; but trade winds generally temper the heat.

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Aruba weather by month

Note: Meteorological data for Aruba is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the closest weather station, Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA), also known as Aruba Airport, located less than 2km south of the capital, Oranjestad. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

Latest update: Aruba weather in January: 29 September, 2023

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