January is the driest month of the year in Wake Island with only 1.2" (30mm) of rainfall. The conditions are pleasant, with the average temperatures in the 73°F (22.8°C) to 82°F (27.8°C) range. The skies are blue, as the winds chase away any stray clouds. The lagoon is a perfect example of tropical beauty, with clear, shallow waters that are fit for swimming throughout the year. Mid-mornings are apt to dive into the waters and explore the diverse variety of tropical fish. The horizon is far and clear, and the softly lapping waters offer a taste of the tropical paradise. The ample sunlight keeps up the spirits of the few visitors who can easily navigate the islands on foot. Wear sturdy shoes, as the island is rocky, and the coral formations have sharp edges. January is one of the best times to visit Wake Island, with the least possibility of storms.