Tampa Weather in January

January brings the year's coolest weather to Tampa, Florida. Yet except for the rare brisk night, the temperature this month is mainly mild.

This page gives detailed information on the typical January temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storms for Tampa. The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Tampa International Airport, located near Tampa Bay and the city center.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

71 °F January average high 22 °C
53 °F January average low 12 °C

January is the coldest month overall for Tampa and the 13th to 18th are its chilliest days. That is when the daily maximum temperature averages 71 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius) and the minimum averages 52 °F (11 °C).

18 days 70 °F max. or more (21 °C)
13 days 50 °F min. or less (10 °C)

Tampa averages 4 days in January when the thermometer reaches into the 80s °F (over 26 °C). Temperatures above 90 °F (32 °C) are not expected here this month.

The thermometer dips to 40 °F (4 °C) or below on an average of 4 nights for the month. In some years, January can get as cold as 32 °F (0 °C).

Rainy Weather iconRain

2.7 in total precipitation 67 mm
7 days of rain

Half the time, Tampa receives 1.1 to 3.7 inches (27 to 93 mm) of rainfall in January. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.

Sunny Weather iconSun

65 % sunshine
10 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Tampa during 65 percent of daylight hours on average in January, for a total of 214 hours in the month. Typically on 10 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in January at Tampa lasts for 10 hours and 36 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 10 hours and 25 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 10:52 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

75 % January average humidity

The relative humidity in Tampa during January usually peaks at 86 percent in the morning then drops to 57 percent by mid afternoon.

Local Time1 am4 am7 am10 am1 pm4 pm7 pm10 pm
Humidity % 84 86 86 74 59 57 73 81

Windy Weather iconWind

8.6 mph January wind speed average 13.8 kph

January is a little windier than most other months in Tampa.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

2 days rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more
1 day with thunderstorms in January

The weather data here are long-term averages provided by the US National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Temperature and precipitation are 1991-2020 normals while humidity and thunderstorms are 1961-1990 normals.

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