January weather forecast
Carlsbad, NM

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Weather in January

January is typically a brisk and crisp month in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Carlsbad's residents should expect sunshine to linger for an average of about 7.2 hours per day, providing the city with a crisp, bright start to the new year. The temperatures span from 37.2°F (2.9°C) at the low end to a high near 56.5°F (13.6°C) during the day. Despite the comparatively shorter days, the winter season brings with it a unique tranquility that can only be found during this time of the year. The first month of the year sets a serene tone, making January a mesmerizing period of weather transitions in Carlsbad.

Temperature

As Carlsbad steps into January, the average high-temperature holds at a still moderate 56.5°F (13.6°C), hinting at a minor fluctuation from the prior month. Throughout January, the average low-temperature in Carlsbad records at a wintry 37.2°F (2.9°C).

Humidity

In Carlsbad, the average relative humidity in January is 43%.

Rainfall

In Carlsbad, in January, during 3 rainfall days, 0.24" (6mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Carlsbad, during the entire year, the rain falls for 78.1 days and collects up to 9.72" (247mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through March, November and December are months with snowfall in Carlsbad. In Carlsbad, in January, snow falls for 1.3 days, with typically accumulated 0.35" (9mm) of snow. In Carlsbad, during the entire year, snow falls for 4.8 days and aggregates up to 2.17" (55mm) of snow.

Daylight

The average length of the day in January is 10h and 19min.
On the first day of January in Carlsbad, sunrise is at 6:58 am and sunset at 5:02 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 6:51 am and sunset at 5:28 pm MST.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine is 7.2h.

UV index

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Carlsbad, New Mexico, is 4. A UV Index estimate of 3 to 5 represents a moderate threat to health from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: In January, the maximum UV index of 4 suggests this advice:
Ensure safety - Recommendations to avert sunburn are presented. Avoid the Sun's strongest UV rays by seeking shade and limiting exposure during midday. Arm yourself against UV rays' harm with protective apparel and UV-filtering shades. Take heed! Reflection from the snow can almost amplify the Sun's UV radiation by double.
Updated: Feb 13, 2024 | Published by: Weather U.S. | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

Frequently asked questions

What is the usual temperature for Carlsbad in January?

In Carlsbad, 56.5°F (13.6°C) is the average high-temperature and 37.2°F (2.9°C) is the average low-temperature during January.

What is the average humidity in January in Carlsbad?

In Carlsbad, New Mexico, the average relative humidity in January is 43%.

How much does it rain in Carlsbad in January?

In Carlsbad, New Mexico, in January, during 3 rainfall days, 0.24" (6mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many days does it snow in January in Carlsbad?

In January, in Carlsbad, New Mexico, it is snowing for 1.3 days. Throughout January, 0.35" (9mm) of snow is accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Carlsbad have in January?

The average day length in January is 10h and 19min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in January in Carlsbad?

In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 6:58 am and sunset at 5:02 pm. On the last day of the month, in Carlsbad, sunrise is at 6:51 am and sunset at 5:28 pm MST.

How many hours of sunshine does Carlsbad have in January?

The average sunshine duration in January in Carlsbad, New Mexico, is 7.2h.

How high is the UV index in January in Carlsbad?

In Carlsbad, New Mexico, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 4. A UV Index value of 3 to 5 symbolizes a moderate health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in January
Carlsbad, NM

Average temperature in January - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average high temperature in January: 56.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is June (95°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (56.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 37.2°F

The months with the highest average low temperature are July and August (74.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (37.2°F).

Average pressure in January
Carlsbad, NM

Average pressure in January - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average pressure in January: 30.12"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (30.12"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.83"Hg).

Average wind speed in January
Carlsbad, NM

Average wind speed in January - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average wind speed in January: 8.4mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (11.7mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are January and December (8.4mph).

Average humidity in January
Carlsbad, NM

Average humidity in January - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average humidity in January: 43%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (48%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (26%).

Average rainfall in January
Carlsbad, NM

Average rainfall in January - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average rainfall in January: 0.24"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (1.85").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (0.16").

Average rainfall days in January
Carlsbad, NM

Average rainfall days in January - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average rainfall days in January: 3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (12.3 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (2.4 days).

Average snowfall in January
Carlsbad, NM

Average snowfall in January - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average snowfall in January: 0.35"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (0.67").
The months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

Average snowfall days in January
Carlsbad, NM

Average snowfall days in January - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average snowfall days in January: 1.3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (1.9 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Carlsbad, NM

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average daylight in January: 10h and 2min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 12min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 6min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 7h and 1min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 12h and 0min).
The months with the least sunshine are February and December (Average sunshine: 7h and 6min).

Average sunshine days in January
Carlsbad, NM

Average sunshine days in January - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average sunshine days in January: 26.7 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (26.7 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (14.3 days).

Average UV index in January
Carlsbad, NM

Average UV index in January - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average UV index in January: 4

The months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 3).

Average cloud cover in January
Carlsbad, NM

Average cloud cover in January - Carlsbad, NM
  • Average cloud cover in January: 16

The months with the most cloud cover are September and December (Cloud cover 19).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 11).

Average visibility in January
Carlsbad, NM

Average visibility in January - Carlsbad, NM
  • 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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