What’s the weather like in India in January?
January is winter time in India. Days are bright and sunny, but much cooler than the sweltering summer months, so this is a good time of year to visit if you want to avoid the intense heat. Northwestern regions sometimes experience heavy downpours of rain in January, but most of the country is dry this month, perfect for relaxing on the beach, discovering historic sites or exploring the cities.
In January, the popular coastal region of Goa, along the Arabian Sea, is relatively cool, but still perfect for relaxing on the beach. On average temperatures hover around 26°C, with highs of 31°C in the afternoon and lows of 20°C after dark. Further north and inland, New Delhi is much colder with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C, although nine hours of sunshine is expected each day. There’s not usually any rain in Goa at this time of year, while New Delhi is forecast just 20mm during the month.