What’s the weather like in Cyprus in January?
Close to southwest Asia just off the south coast of Turkey and north of Egypt, Cyprus has some of the Mediterranean’s best weather. January’s one of the wettest months of the year, but you’ll still see plenty of sun at this time.
The Mediterranean Sea’s quite cool in January and this makes the weather mild too. There’s not much difference between the north and south, but the east’s warmer and drier than the west because of westerly winds and Cyprus’ two mountain ranges. At nearly 2,000m, Mount Olympus is the tallest of the Troodos mountains, which also protect the Mesaoria plain from rain.
The average high temperature in Cyprus during January is 17ºC, although things can get quite chilly at night so bring some warmer clothes for the evenings. The typical sea temperature’s 18ºC, while humidity’s low. Rainfall is 80mm over ten rainy days, and you can expect ten hours of daylight with five hours of sunshine each day. UV levels will be moderate. Sunset’s at 4.50pm at the start of the month and gradually gets later.
Things to Do
Cyprus has lots of history, and January’s cooler temperatures are great for exploring. Check out the Greek, Roman and Turkish sites, including the Paphos Archaeological Park, which has the remains of four Roman villas and the Tombs of the Kings necropolis. Paphos has museums like the Paphos Archaeological Museum and the Ethnographical Museum, which are ideal if the weather’s not suitable for heading to beaches such as Latchi’s, which is also a great fishing spot.