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Aruba Weather in January -- Rainfall and Temperatures

Aruba weather in January
Average rain and high temperature for Aruba in January, © 2016 Scott Bateman
When the long days of winter loom ahead, Aruba weather in January is ideal for a visit to get away from the cold.

The endless summer oasis boasts continual warm, sunny weather throughout the year. Located on the southern tip of the Caribbean Sea and just north of Venezuela, Aruba's tropical climate remains beautiful all 12 months of the year, January being no exception.


January temperatures in Aruba average a high of 85 degrees Fahrenheit. The average low temperature is 75 degrees Fahrenheit, hardly cool enough to be called a low.

Temperatures stay relatively even throughout the year. In July and August, temperatures in Aruba reach their peak, with the high averaging around 93 degrees Fahrenheit. December is the coolest month, with lows dipping as far as 73 degrees.

Wind Levels

January Weather Stats

Avg. High
85 degrees F
Avg. Low
75 degrees F
Rain Inches
Aruba is one of the ABC islands (consisting of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao), located on the southeastern tip of the Caribbean Sea.

Because of their southern location, these islands usually fall below the hurricane path. Aruba usually only experiences the tail end of hurricanes as they pass through during hurricane season, June through November.

In January, the risk of a hurricane drops dramatically and becomes almost non-existent. Nevertheless, because Aruba is a tropical island, a light, airy breeze will almost always be present.

The wind gusts average at a pleasant 14 mph, just enough to keep visitors cool while lying on the beach. These trade winds help to keep the bugs away and the humidity level low.


Aruba receives about 18 inches of rain per year. It records the most rainfall during the months of October, November, December, and January. The average level of rainfall in January is about 1.5 inches.

Even in its months of heaviest rainfall, the rain comes in short increments and bursts of time. Aruba rarely experiences rain for more than a few minutes at a time.

In January, it is most likely to rain at 8 in the morning and least likely at 2 in the afternoon, allowing afternoon sunbathers more time on the beach.

The regular rainfall during the winter months helps to keep the temperature moderate.

Should I Visit Aruba in January?

With very little rainfall, no threat of hurricanes, and a light, airy breeze, it’s hard to find a more beautiful climate than Aruba in January.

The temperature stays comfortable and warm in the mid 80s, and the rain, if any, falls in short increment. January is an excellent time of year to visit Aruba.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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January 08, 2013

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