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Weather in Northern Cyprus in January

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January is already considered a full-fledged winter month at the resorts of Northern Cyprus - swimming in the sea is no longer an option, and even during the day, you will need a sweater and a jacket.

In January, the resorts of Northern Cyprus are windy and rainy, and the air temperature continues to drop. The water is no longer suitable for swimming, although it is warmer compared to the air temperature.

Rainfall is quite frequent, so consider bringing waterproof clothing. And don't forget about the wind, as it may seem quite strong for those who have just arrived on the island.

Weather at the resorts and cities of Northern Cyprus in January

The main temperature indicators in the major locations of Northern Cyprus - Nicosia, located in the center of the island without access to the sea, Famagusta on the eastern coast, and Kyrenia on the northern coast.

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Weather in Nicosia in January

The average daytime temperature is 16 degrees Celsius. The average nighttime temperature is 9 degrees Celsius. The average rainfall for the month is 70 mm. In 2023, 97% of the days were sunny, and only 3% were cloudy. The daytime temperature ranged from 18 degrees at the beginning of the month to 15 degrees in late January, a year ago. The nighttime temperature changed from 12 to 9 degrees over the month. The daytime wind speed did not exceed 6 meters per second.

Weather in Famagusta in January

The average daytime temperature is 17 degrees Celsius. The average nighttime temperature is 13 degrees Celsius. The average water temperature off the coast of Famagusta in January is around 18 degrees Celsius. The average rainfall for the month is 29 mm. In 2023, 77% of the days were sunny, and 23% were cloudy. The daytime temperature ranged from 18 degrees at the beginning of the month to 16 degrees in late January, a year ago. The nighttime temperature changed from 15 to 10 degrees over the month. The daytime wind speed did not exceed 8 meters per second, but there were gusts up to 12 meters per second.

Weather in Kyrenia in January

The average daytime temperature is 17 degrees Celsius. The average nighttime temperature is 10 degrees Celsius. The average water temperature off the coast of Kyrenia in January is around 17 degrees Celsius. The average rainfall for the month is 46 mm. In 2023, 73% of the days were sunny, and 27% were cloudy. The daytime temperature ranged from 19 degrees at the beginning of the month to 16 degrees in late January, a year ago. The nighttime temperature changed from 13 to 10 degrees over the month. The daytime wind speed did not exceed 8 meters per second, but there were gusts up to 11 meters per second.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Weather in Northern Cyprus in January

What kind of clothing should I bring to Northern Cyprus in January?

It is necessary to bring warm clothing, not just a sweater, but also a jacket, preferably windproof and waterproof - the rain and wind in January will make themselves felt.

Is it possible to swim in Northern Cyprus in January?

The water in the sea is warmer than the air temperature even during the day, but it doesn't mean it is comfortable for swimming. However, on a sunny day, some people may give it a try.

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