January weather forecast
Old Orchard Beach, ME

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Weather in January

January introduces the year in Old Orchard Beach, Maine with crisp winter temperatures and the snowy landscape characteristic of the New England region. However, daylight is limited to an average 9.4 hours per day. Notably, January exhibits the highest snowfall with 0.59" (15mm) and 6.7 snowy days, painting an idyllic winter scene. Cool ocean water from 41.3°F (5.2°C) tempers the bracing coastal winds, keeping the chill from feeling too intense. Nightfall arrives early, offering residents cozy evenings under blankets.

Temperature

Old Orchard Beach's January weather, with an average high temperature of 31.5°F (-0.3°C) and an average low temperature of 21°F (-6.1°C), tends to be the coldest of the year.

Humidity

In January, the average relative humidity in Old Orchard Beach is 79%.

Rainfall

In Old Orchard Beach, in January, it is raining for 4.9 days, with typically 0.35" (9mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Old Orchard Beach, during the entire year, the rain falls for 77.9 days and collects up to 5.71" (145mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through April, November and December are months with snowfall. January is the month with the most snowfall in Old Orchard Beach. Snow falls for 6.7 days and accumulates 0.59" (15mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In Old Orchard Beach, in January, the average water temperature is 41.4°F (5.2°C).
Note: Unprotected swimming in 41.4°F (5.2°C) is dangerous due to potential cold shock. Especially when temperatures go below 50°F (10°C), leading to hyperventilation.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day is 9h and 23min.
On the first day of January, sunrise is at 7:14 am and sunset at 4:15 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:58 am and sunset at 4:50 pm EST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in January is 5h.

UV index

January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In January, the maximum UV index of 2 translates into these guidelines:
Although the majority can endure up to an hour in the sun without burns, children always require sun protection. Direct exposure to the Sun's intense radiation around midday should be avoided for health reasons. Protect your eyes, ears, face, and neck from the Sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat. Be advised! The UV radiation from the Sun can be almost doubled due to the reflective properties of snow.
Updated: Jun 19, 2024
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Frequently asked questions

What time of the year is the coldest?

January is the month when Old Orchard Beach experiences its coldest temperatures, averaging a high of 31.5°F (-0.3°C) and a low of 21°F (-6.1°C).

How cold is January?

In Old Orchard Beach, in January, the average high-temperature is 31.5°F (-0.3°C), and the average low-temperature is 21°F (-6.1°C).

What is the average humidity in January?

In Old Orchard Beach, Maine, the average relative humidity in January is 79%.

How many days does it rain in January?

In Old Orchard Beach, Maine, during January, the rain falls for 4.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.35" (9mm) of precipitation.

What is the snowiest month in Old Orchard Beach?

The month with the most snowfall is January, when snow falls for 6.7 days and typically aggregates up to 0.59" (15mm) of snow.

How much does it snow in January?

In Old Orchard Beach, in January, snow falls for 6.7 days, with typically accumulated 0.59" (15mm) of snow.

What is the ocean temperature in January?

In Old Orchard Beach, the average seawater temperature in January is 41.4°F (5.2°C). At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

How many hours of daylight does Old Orchard Beach have in January?

The average day length in January is 9h and 23min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in January?

In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:14 am and sunset at 4:15 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:58 am and sunset at 4:50 pm EST.

How long on average sun shines in January?

The average sunshine duration in January is 5h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index?

The months with the lowest UV index are January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

What is the UV index intensity in January?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in January
Old Orchard Beach, ME

Average temperature in January - Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • Average high temperature in January: 31.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (72.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (31.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 21°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (61.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (21°F).

Average pressure in January
Old Orchard Beach, ME

Average pressure in January - Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • Average pressure in January: 29.98"Hg

The months with the highest atmospheric pressure are September and November (30.05"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.91"Hg).

Average wind speed in January
Old Orchard Beach, ME

Average wind speed in January - Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • Average wind speed in January: 12.4mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (12.4mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (7.4mph).

Average humidity in January
Old Orchard Beach, ME

Average humidity in January - Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • Average humidity in January: 79%

The months with the highest relative humidity are June and July (83%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is November (74%).

Average rainfall in January
Old Orchard Beach, ME

Average rainfall in January - Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • Average rainfall in January: 0.35"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (0.67").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (0.2").

Average rainfall days in January
Old Orchard Beach, ME

Average rainfall days in January - Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • Average rainfall days in January: 4.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (8.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (4.9 days).

Average snowfall in January
Old Orchard Beach, ME

Average snowfall in January - Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • Average snowfall in January: 0.59"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (0.59").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

Average snowfall days in January
Old Orchard Beach, ME

Average snowfall days in January - Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • Average snowfall days in January: 6.7 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (6.7 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average sea temperature in January
Old Orchard Beach, ME

Average sea temperature in January - Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • Average sea temperature in January: 41.3°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (63.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (38°F).

Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Old Orchard Beach, ME

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • Average daylight in January: 9h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 24min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 0min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 5h and 0min

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10h and 36min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4h and 42min).

Average sunshine days in January
Old Orchard Beach, ME

Average sunshine days in January - Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • Average sunshine days in January: 23.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (23.1 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (19.4 days).

Average UV index in January
Old Orchard Beach, ME

Average UV index in January - Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • Average UV index in January: 2

The month with the highest UV index is August (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, November and December (UV index 2).

Average cloud cover in January
Old Orchard Beach, ME

Average cloud cover in January - Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • Average cloud cover in January: 46

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 51).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 30).

Average visibility in January
Old Orchard Beach, ME

Average visibility in January - Old Orchard Beach, ME
  • 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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