Cabo San Lucas weather in January

January is an excellent time to visit Cabo San Lucas as it falls during the cool winter dry season. January is the coldest month of the year.

You can expect warm, dry weather, around seven hours of sunshine daily and little or no rain.

How hot is it in Cabo San Lucas in January?
Daytime temperatures in Cabo San Lucas in January usually reach an average high of 26°C (78°F), with low heat and humidity, and a low of 15°C (59°F).

However, on the warmest days of the month, the temperature may climb to around 31°C (93°F).

How sunny is it in Cabo San Lucas in January?
There are usually 7.5 hours of sunshine each day in Cabo San Lucas in January – that's around 68% of daylight hours.

Sunrise & sunset in January?
Sunrise is around 7:00am with sunset around 5:55pm.

How warm is the sea around Cabo San Lucas in January?
The average sea temperature in Cabo San Lucas in January is 23°C (73°F), which is barely acceptable for swimming comfortably.

Does it rain in Cabo San Lucas in January?
There is usually an average of 10mm (‹1in) of rainfall in Cabo San Lucas in January, distributed across one day.

How windy is it in Cabo San Lucas in January?
January sees an average hourly wind speed of 14 kilometres per hour (8.7 mph; 7.6 knots).

What to do in Cabo San Lucas in January?
January is excellent for all water sports, including snorkelling, scuba diving, sea kayaking, surfing and game fishing.

January through March is also the best time to see Baja’s migrating gray whales and to explore the Baja’s southern deserts on foot, horseback, mountain bike, ATV or 4WD.

Local holidays?
New Year's Day – 1st Jan.

January is high season in Cabo San Lucas, with higher hotel rates and the need to book hotel and flights early (especially during the New Year holidays).

Cabo San Lucas weather in January

Temperature icon High Temp: 26°C (78°F)
temperature icon Low Temp: 15°C (59°F)
sun icon Sunshine: 7.5 hrs per day
Moderately hot icon
Daylight: 10hrs 55mins per day
wind icon Wind speed: 14 km/h (8.7 mph; 7.6 knots)
umbrella icon Wet Days: 1 day with some rain
rain cloud Rainfall: 10mm (‹1in) per month
Low heat icon Comfort Level: Low heat & 52% humidity
Moderately hot icon
UV Index: Moderate
swimming icon Sea Temp: 23°C (73°F)
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Best time to visit Cabo San Lucas

The best time to visit Cabo San Lucas is from November through May, so avoiding the high heat of summer.

Cabo San Lucas experiences a hot and arid tropical desert climate, with a pleasantly warm winter from December to March, and a hot summer from May to October, during which time there is some rainfall from July to September.

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Cabo San Lucas weather by month

Note: Meteorological data for Cabo San Lucas is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020, and is sourced from the Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) – Mexico's national weather organisation – at the closest weather station, Los Cabos International Airport (SJD), which is located 40km (24mi) northeast of Cabo San Lucas. Additional climate data is sourced from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

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.

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Latest update: Cabo San Lucas Weather in January: 3 October, 2023

Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data and conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable. We assume no responsibility and can not be held legally responsible for any decisions made on the basis of the information presented on this site.