In January, the weather in Paphos is moderate winter weather. There are both sunny days and rainy/cloudy days. January is the coldest and most rainy month of the year. Nevertheless, more that half the days are dry and sunny.

Paphos weather in January
Kato Paphos. Sunny weather. Photo taken on January 6th at Paphos

Although for many European visitors the climate seems mild and comfortable, Cypriots consider January a very cold month that usually hides many surprises such as a lot of snow mainly in the Troodos mountain range. January is the second rainiest month of the year, although during many occasions you could experience prolonged periods of amble sunshine and clear skies.

1. Average weather in January

  • Generally: Both sunny and cloudy/rainy days. 50/50
  • Day temperature: 10-23 °C
  • Night temperature: 0-13 °C
  • Sun: 15 sunny days. 
  • Rain: 8-9 rainy days. Rains for a few hours.
  • Clouds: 7-8 cloudy days.
  • Swimming: Water temperature 16-18 °C
  • Sunset: The sun sets at 17:00
Paphos weather in January
Near Faros beach at Paphos. Sunny weather. Photo taken on January 29th 2014

2. Paphos temperature in January

During the day the temperature is 10-23 °C and it drops to 0-13 °C at night. The chance of rain is less than 30%. The sun sets at 17:00. You can expect 3-5 days with very low temperature (below 10°C) and snow at the mountains.

Paphos temperature in January for sunny and cold days
Paphos harbor. Sunny day. Photo taken at Paphos on January

3. What clothes to wear in January

You will mostly use light winter clothes. It is also recommended to brink your jeans, pullovers and a warm jacket for the night time and for cold days. You do not need to bring your heavy coat. Also, a couple of T-shirts and short for the sunny days is nice to have. It does not rain too much in Paphos 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.

Paphos Weather in January
Paphos Harbor. Sunny weather on January
Cyprus weather in January and January clothes to wear
Sunny weather. Hot sun and T-shirts. Taken on 6th January at Paphos, Cyprus
Paphos temperature and what clothes to wear in January
Windy day at Kato Paphos. Photo taken on January at Kato Paphos

4. Going to the beach

The sea water temperature at Paphos is 22-24 °C in January, which can be a bit cold for locals but Europeans and Russian tourists usually find it fine

Sun and sunbathing at Cyprus in January
Lovely, sunny day at Paphos, Cyprus in January
Cyprus weather in January. Swimming at Kato Paphos in January
Paphos Mpania. Sunny winter day. Photo taken in January near Paphos harbour
Paphos sea temperature in January. Photo from St George hotel
Swimming area in front of St. George Hotel at Paphos on January


5. Paphos things to do in January

Eat traditional Meze

Paphos things to do - Traditional Cyprus meze
Try some to Cyprus traditional products or a Cyprus meze
Paphos things things to do - Visit the countryside, traditional villages and wineries for wine tasting
Paphos countryside. Traditional villages and wineries for wine tasting

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