January is the coldest of the year. However, Larnaca enjoys a very mild winter due to the low altitude and the proximity to the sea.

Larnaca in windy January weather
Windy weather at Larnaca in January

Precipitation averages monthly to around 73mm (about 3 inches). Throughout January you can expect to see a lot of rain and drizzle for an average of 8 days in the month. The temperate drops at Night to about 7°C 45°F and has a high daytime reading of about 17°C 63°F (All are averages as the temperature varies between Nicosia and Limassol for example at about 2°C-3°C - Nicosia having the lowest reading being in the center of Cyprus, whereas the coastal towns enjoy a rather mildest climate).


1. Average weather in January

  • Generally: Both sunny and cloudy/rainy days. 50/50
  • Day temperature: 15-25 °C
  • Night temperature: 5-15 °C
  • Sun: 15 sunny days. 
  • Rain: 7-8 rainy days. Rains for a few hours.
  • Clouds: 7-8 cloudy days.
  • Swimming: Water temperature 18-20 °C
  • Sunset: The sun sets at 17:30

2. Larnaca temperature in January

During the day the temperature is 15-25 °C. The mild temperatures of daytime should not trick you, though, since nights are cold and the temperature drops to 8-15 °C.  On average, there are 7-8 rainy days in January. Periods of disturbed weather can last from one to three days in a row. The sun sets at 17:00. The hours of continuous sunshine are around 6 per day and the approximate time of sunset is17:14. Going into January, the length of the day is steadily increasing. The shortest day of January is the first day of the month with 9:40 hours of sunlight; the longest day is January 31 with 10:18 hours of sunlight.

3. What to wear in January

You will mostly use light winter clothes. It is also recommended to bring jeans, pullovers, and a warm jacket for the night time. No need to bring your heavy coat. Also, a couple of T-shirts and short for the sunny days. It does not rain too much in January however you will need an umbrella for those few rainy days. The rain does not last for long so your would probably wont stay at your hotel the whole day. Sunglasses are always handy. Below are a few photos I have taken during January so that you can get a better idea of the weather and what most people wear.

Larnaca weather - Clothes to wear in February
Larnaca Palm tree street


4. Going to the beach

The water temperature again depends on the area (east vs west) but usually averages at about 17°C 63°F. Air Humidity is at 70% with up to 11 rainy days within the month.

5. Things to do in Larnaca on January

Salt lake, beach walk, villages of Skarinou Lefkara, Choirokitia

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Weather Cyprus was updated: July 2019, Discussion Area: Weather Cyprus on Facebook