January weather forecast
Gulf Shores, AL

The road to Gulf Shores Beach in Alabama, besides the calm turquoise blue waters
The road to Gulf Shores Beach in Alabama, besides the calm turquoise blue waters

Weather in January

January, the same as December, in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is a moderate winter month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 59.4°F (15.2°C) and 49.5°F (9.7°C).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 59.4°F (15.2°C) and an average low-temperature of 49.5°F (9.7°C), January is the coldest month.

Humidity

In January, the average relative humidity is 75%.

Rainfall

In Gulf Shores, during 8.9 rainfall days, 1.18" (30mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 137.7 rainfall days, and 15.75" (400mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January and December are months with snowfall. January has the most snowfall days of the year in Gulf Shores. Snow falls for 0.2 days.

Ocean temperature

In Gulf Shores, the average water temperature is 61°F (16.1°C).
Note: For swimming, a surface water temperature of 61°F (16.1°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. It is not considered safe, as controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

Daylight

The average length of the day in January is 10h and 28min.
On the first day of January in Gulf Shores, sunrise is at 6:47 am and sunset at 5:01 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:41 am and sunset at 5:26 pm CST.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine in Gulf Shores is 5.9h.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index in Gulf Shores are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 4. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium vulnerability from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 4 in January transform into the following instructions:
Take precautions - Protection against sunburn is recommended. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Gulf Shores?

The coldest month in Gulf Shores, Alabama, is January, with an average high-temperature of 59.4°F (15.2°C) and an average low-temperature of 49.5°F (9.7°C).

What is the average humidity in January in Gulf Shores?

In Gulf Shores, Alabama, the average relative humidity in January is 75%.

How much does it rain in Gulf Shores in January?

In Gulf Shores, Alabama, in January, during 8.9 rainfall days, 1.18" (30mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

When does it snow the most in Gulf Shores?

January has the most snowfall days of the year. Snow falls for 0.2 days.

What is the last month it snows in Gulf Shores?

January is the last month it regularly snows. Throughout January, there are 0.2 snowfall days.

How cold is the water in January in Gulf Shores?

In Gulf Shores, in January, the average water temperature is 61°F (16.1°C). Swimming in 61°F (16.1°C) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 69.8°F (21°C).

What is the average length of the day in January in Gulf Shores?

In January, the average day length is 10h and 28min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in January in Gulf Shores?

On the first day of January in Gulf Shores, sunrise is at 6:47 am and sunset at 5:01 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:41 am and sunset at 5:26 pm CST.

How many hours of sunshine does Gulf Shores have in January?

In Gulf Shores, Alabama, the average sunshine duration in January is 5.9h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Gulf Shores?

The months with the lowest UV index in Gulf Shores are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 4.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Gulf Shores?

In Gulf Shores, Alabama, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a medium hazard to health from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in January
Gulf Shores, AL

Average temperature in January - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average high temperature in January: 59.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (86.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (59.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 49.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (80.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (49.5°F).

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Average pressure in January
Gulf Shores, AL

Average pressure in January - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average pressure in January: 30.16"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.16"Hg).
The months with the lowest atmospheric pressure are June, August and September (29.97"Hg).

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Average wind speed in January
Gulf Shores, AL

Average wind speed in January - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average wind speed in January: 11.3mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (11.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (7.9mph).

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Average humidity in January
Gulf Shores, AL

Average humidity in January - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average humidity in January: 75%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (79%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is October (70%).

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Average rainfall in January
Gulf Shores, AL

Average rainfall in January - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average rainfall in January: 1.18"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (2.36").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is May (0.67").

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Average rainfall days in January
Gulf Shores, AL

Average rainfall days in January - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average rainfall days in January: 8.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (18.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (7.5 days).

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Average snowfall days in January
Gulf Shores, AL

Average snowfall days in January - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average snowfall days in January: 0.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (0.2 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
Gulf Shores, AL

Average sea temperature in January - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average sea temperature in January: 61°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (86.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (60.4°F).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Gulf Shores, AL

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average daylight in January: 10h and 28min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 4min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 14min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 5h and 54min

The months with the most sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 11h and 12min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h and 36min).

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Average sunshine days in January
Gulf Shores, AL

Average sunshine days in January - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average sunshine days in January: 20.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (20.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (8 days).

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Average UV index in January
Gulf Shores, AL

Average UV index in January - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average UV index in January: 4

The months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 4).

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Average cloud cover in January
Gulf Shores, AL

Average cloud cover in January - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average cloud cover in January: 35

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 41).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 21).

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Average visibility in January
Gulf Shores, AL

Average visibility in January - Gulf Shores, AL
  • Average visibility in January: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).

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