Cyprus weather in January

January is the coldest months of the year averaging 12°C (54°F), but it is an excellent time to visit Cyprus if you enjoy skiing.

You can expect around six hours of sunshine daily interspersed with rain showers in coastal regions.

Here are the weather averages in January in Larnaca, which is located on the southeast coast.

How hot is it in Cyprus in January?
Maximum daytime temperatures in Cyprus in January reach an average high of 17°C (62°F), with medium heat and a low of 8°C (46°F).

How sunny is it in Cyprus in January?
There are normally six hours of bright sunshine each day in Cyprus in January – that's around 54% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in January?
Sunrise is around 6:50am with sunset around 4:55pm.

How warm is the sea around Cyprus in January?
The average sea temperature in Cyprus in January is 18°C (64°F).

Does it rain in Cyprus in January?
There are usually eight days with around 80mm (3in) of rainfall in Cyprus in January.

How windy is it in Cyprus in January?
January sees an average hourly wind speed of 17 kilometres per hour (9 knots; 11 mph).

What to do in Cyprus in January?
While weather conditions in January may not be suitable for swimming and sunbathing, it can be a good time to explore Cyprus’ picturesque villages, ancient sites and unspoilt countryside by bicycle, car or motorcycle.

January is a good time to ski the Troodos mountain range. The towns of Platres and Kakopetria are well placed for the skiing season on Mount Olympus, which generally lasts from November to mid-March.

Local holidays?
New Year's Day – 1st Jan; Epiphany – 6th Jan.

January is considered low season in Cyprus' coastal regions, with a drop in hotel rates as well as less-crowded beaches and entertainment venues. However, the mountain ski resorts and slopes are in high demand.

Cyprus weather in January

Temperature icon High Temp: 17°C (62°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 8°C (46°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 6 hours per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 10 hours per day
wind icon Wind speed: 17 km/h (9 knots; 11 mph)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 8 days with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 80 mm (3 in) per month
Cold heat icon Comfort Level: Cold & 73% humidity
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Moderate
swimming icon Sea Temp: 18°C (64°F)
Larnaca, Cyprus

Best time to visit Cyprus

Anytime. For a beach holiday, the best time to visit Cyprus is from mid-May to mid-October.

Cyprus is also pleasant during spring, from mid-April to mid-May, and autumn, from mid-October to mid-November, thereby avoiding the high season crowds and intense summer heat,

Cyprus enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with year-round sunshine. On the coast, you can expect long, hot and sunnny summers with mild, wet winters, which are separated by short, warm autumn and spring seasons.

Cyprus weather overview

Cyprus weather by month

Note: Meteorological data for Cyprus is based on weather statistics gathered for the period 2012 to 2021 by the Department of Meteorology – Republic of Cyprus from the nearest weather station: Larnaca International Airport (LCA), located 5km (3mi) south of Larnaca.

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: Cyprus weather in January: 12 June, 2024

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