January weather forecast and climate
Ocean City, MD

The Ocean city in Maryland, with water on both sides of the city
The Ocean city in Maryland, with water on both sides of the city

Weather in January

January, the same as December, is a wintry winter month in Ocean City, Maryland, with temperature in the range of an average low of 34.2°F (1.2°C) and an average high of 42.4°F (5.8°C).

Temperature

The coldest month is January, with an average high-temperature of 42.4°F (5.8°C) and an average low-temperature of 34.2°F (1.2°C).

Humidity

January and November, with an average relative humidity of 74%, are the least humid months in Ocean City.

Rainfall

The month with the least rainfall in Ocean City is January when the rain falls for 8.9 days and typically collects 1.46" (37mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through March, November and December are months with snowfall. In January, in Ocean City, it is snowing for 2.8 days. Throughout January, 0.35" (9mm) of snow is accumulated. In Ocean City, during the entire year, snow falls for 8.1 days, and aggregates up to 1.22" (31mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In January, the average ocean temperature is 44.2°F (6.8°C).
Note: 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.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Ocean City is 9.9h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in January is 5.5h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Ocean City are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 interpret into the following advice:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Ocean City?

With an average high-temperature of 42.4°F (5.8°C) and an average low-temperature of 34.2°F (1.2°C), January is the coldest month in Ocean City.

What are the least humid months in Ocean City?

Months with the lowest humidity are January and November, with an average relative humidity of 74%.

What is the average humidity in January in Ocean City?

In January, the average relative humidity in Ocean City, Maryland, is 74%.

What is the driest month in Ocean City?

The month with the least rainfall in Ocean City, Maryland, is January when the rain falls for 8.9 days and typically collects 1.46" (37mm) of precipitation.

How much does it rain in Ocean City in January?

In Ocean City, Maryland, during January, the rain falls for 8.9 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.46" (37mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Ocean City in January?

In Ocean City, in January, snow falls for 2.8 days, with typically accumulated 0.35" (9mm) of snow.

What is the ocean temperature in January in Ocean City?

In Ocean City, Maryland, in January, the average water temperature is 44.2°F (6.8°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 Ocean City have in January?

In Ocean City, Maryland, the average length of the day in January is 9.9h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Ocean City?

In Ocean City, Maryland, the average sunshine in January is 5.5h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Ocean City?

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Ocean City, Maryland.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Ocean City?

The average daily maximum UV index in January in Ocean City is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in January
Ocean City, MD

Average temperature in January - Ocean City, MD
  • Average high temperature in January: 42.4°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (79.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (42.4°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 34.2°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (74.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (34.2°F).

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Average pressure in January
Ocean City, MD

Average pressure in January - Ocean City, MD
  • Average pressure in January: 30.09"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.12").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.94").

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Average wind speed in January
Ocean City, MD

Average wind speed in January - Ocean City, MD
  • Average wind speed in January: 13.9mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (13.9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (9.4mph).

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Average humidity in January
Ocean City, MD

Average humidity in January - Ocean City, MD
  • Average humidity in January: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is May (82%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are January and November (74%).

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Average rainfall in January
Ocean City, MD

Average rainfall in January - Ocean City, MD
  • Average rainfall in January: 1.46"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (2.56").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (1.46").

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Average rainfall days in January
Ocean City, MD

Average rainfall days in January - Ocean City, MD
  • Average rainfall days in January: 8.9 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (16.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (8.9 days).

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Average snowfall in January
Ocean City, MD

Average snowfall in January - Ocean City, MD
  • Average snowfall in January: 0.35"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (0.39").
Months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in January
Ocean City, MD

Average snowfall days in January - Ocean City, MD
  • Average snowfall days in January: 2.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (2.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
Ocean City, MD

Average sea temperature in January - Ocean City, MD
  • Average sea temperature in January: 44.2°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (77.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (41.9°F).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Ocean City, MD

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Ocean City, MD
  • Average daylight in January: 9.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.8h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.5h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 5.5h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 11h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 5.2h).

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Average sunshine days in January
Ocean City, MD

Average sunshine days in January - Ocean City, MD
  • Average sunshine days in January: 17.8 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (18 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (12.5 days).

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Average UV index in January
Ocean City, MD

Average UV index in January - Ocean City, MD
  • Average UV index in January: 2

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in January
Ocean City, MD

Average cloud cover in January - Ocean City, MD
  • Average cloud cover in January: 41

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 45).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 25).

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Average visibility in January
Ocean City, MD

Average visibility in January - Ocean City, MD
  • Average visibility in January: 6mi

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

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