Averages for Ibiza in January

Weather overview

January is one of the coldest months of the year in Ibiza, Spain, when the island experiences cool temperatures and a fairly high amount of rainfall. At the start of the month, the average temperature begins at 12.5°C and gradually falls as the month progresses until it reaches 11.5°C during the final few days.

Daily highs vary only slightly throughout January, starting off at 16°C and dropping down to 15°C, ...

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  • Temperature Temperature 12°C 54°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 15°C 59°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 9°C 48°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 42 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 10 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 15°C 59°F

Weather overview

January is one of the coldest months of the year in IbizaSpain, when the island experiences cool temperatures and a fairly high amount of rainfall. At the start of the month, the average temperature begins at 12.5°C and gradually falls as the month progresses until it reaches 11.5°C during the final few days.

Daily highs vary only slightly throughout January, starting off at 16°C and dropping down to 15°C, rarely exceeding 18°C or falling below 12°C. Daily low temperatures follow a very similar pattern and fall from 9°C at the beginning of the month down to 8°C by the end, only rising above 13°C or dropping below 5°C one day out of every ten.

In recent times, the highest temperature ever recorded for January in Ibiza is 25°C, with the coldest temperature ever recorded for this month being -1°C. When you look at these temperatures alongside the average for the month – 12°C – it's easy to see that they're the extremes and certainly aren't what you should be prepared for during your holiday.

Ibiza is subject to an average of 42mm of rainfall spread across ten days throughout January, which means the chance of you experiencing a shower or two during your holiday is high, so play it safe and pack some waterproof clothing.

Moderate rain is the most likely type of precipitation you'll experience and is most common around January 6th. This is followed by light rain which is most likely to occur around January 23rd. Whilst drizzle and thunderstorms are also a possibility at this time of year, you'll be pleased to hear that heavy rain and snowfall are exceptionally unlikely.

The probability of precipitation decreases slightly as the month develops, falling from 31% on January 1st down to 29% by January 31st. Despite the high amount of rainfall, Ibiza is only affected by foggy conditions on less than one day each January.

At 15°C, the average sea temperature for Ibiza in January means it's probably too cold to enjoy a dip. If you're determined to go swimming during your holiday, you're best off sticking to indoor and heated swimming pools.

Across the month, the average daily relative humidity for January is 76%, made up of highs of 93% and lows of 60%.

In January, Ibiza enjoys an average of seven hours of sunshine each day, a figure which varies greatly according to cloud density on any given day. The sunshine and daylight hours both steadily increase as the month progresses, with the length of the day rising by 42 minutes between January 1st and January 31st.

Over the course of a typical January in Ibiza, wind speeds tend to vary from 0 m/s to 6 m/s, rarely going over 11 m/s. The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) occurs around January 31st.

On the other hand, the lowest average wind speed of 3 m/s (light breeze) usually happens around January 12th. In 2013, the highest sustained wind speed of the year was 17 m/s which took place on January 4th.

Where to stay

When it comes to comfortable and affordable accommodation in Ibiza, Spain, it's tough to beat Hotel Gran Sol. This three-star hotel is located just a short walk away from the coast and provides guests with a choice of 138 spacious rooms, each of which comes with: balcony, air conditioning, free WiFi access, bathroom with hairdryer, ceiling fan, safe, fridge, telephone, flat screen TV, kettle, iron and ironing board. There are plenty of services and facilities to take advantage of onsite, including: swimming pool, sun terrace, garden, 24-hour reception, internet corner and dining room.

Families and couples in search of an all-inclusive hotel during their holiday in Ibiza should check out Intertur Hotel Miami Ibiza. Situated on the beach in Santa Eulalia, this hotel offers a huge selection of amenities and services, such as: air conditioning, car rental, children's entertainment, coffee shop, pool tables, money exchange, show cooking, facilities for disabled guests, internet corner, garden, laundry services, daily housekeeping, kids' club, playground, table tennis, bar and restaurant.There are several room types to choose from, providing something for all budgets, tastes and group sizes. Each room features: air conditioning, bathroom with hairdryer, WiFi access, telephone, safe, heating and TV with international channels.

Azuline Hotel Atlantic is a great choice for families looking for a child-friendly hotel in Ibiza. Just a short walk away from loads of bars and restaurants, this hotel offers a selection of studios, one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom apartments, each of which comes complete with: kitchenette, private terrace, bathroom, satellite TV, telephone, heating, air conditioning, WiFi access and safe. Guests are encouraged to take full advantage of the facilities and services available, including: 24-hour reception, currency exchange, laundry services, internet corner, daily entertainment, swimming pools, sun terrace, snack bar, restaurant, bar, playground, kids' club, Jacuzzi, sauna, gym, table tennis, aerobics classes and water polo.

Things to do

The Kentucky Derby in Es Cana is something the whole family can enjoy together. This small and traditional horse racing stall is owned by a friendly English couple who offer you the chance to bet on a horse for the chance to win tickets which you can exchange for prizes. A great way for couples and families to have a laugh for only a couple of Euros, the Kentucky Derby is always a hit.  

If you want to stay fit whilst on holiday, consider joining in with one of the classes as LilyPod Yoga & Ayurveda School for the Healing Arts. This popular yoga school aims to restore the balance of body and mind through a number of activities, including massage therapy, lifestyle programmes, cooking classes, yoga retreats and training sessions. One-on-one classes are available, as well as small group sessions, providing something to suit everyone.

Torre de Portinatx is a great place to visit if you're in need of some rest and relaxation. To reach this landmark tower, you'll follow a pleasant coastal path which offers fantastic views across the sea. The tower itself is often locked, but to the west of the tower you'll find an abandoned building in ruins which you can explore. One of the best times to visit this point is at sunset when you can watch the sun sink into the horizon across the sea – don't forget to bring your camera!

January events in Ibiza

Religious

Three Kings’ Celebrations

5th January 2018 to 6th January 2018

The Three Kings’ Celebrations begin on the evening of January 5th when there are parades throughout all the towns on the island, including the Port of Ibiza and Port of San Antonio. These parades feature three locals dressed as kings who ride through the streets on large floats followed by marching bands and helpers who throw sweets into the crowd. The parades are followed by traditional nativity plays and huge firework displays after sunset. January 6th is the main day of the holiday, which is usually celebrated quietly at home.

Fiesta de San Antonio

17th January 2018

San Antionio is the Patron Saint of animals and people honour him on this day by taking their pets along to their local churches to have them blessed by priests. The blessing is followed by special masses, street processions and the release of doves. Street parties are also held in villages across Ibiza on this day (although the biggest party takes place at San Antonio) with folk dancing, live music, competitions, games and plenty of local food and drink.

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