Buenos Aires Weather January Averages, Argentina
What's the Weather Like in Buenos Aires in January
January is the warmest annual month in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Average daily temperatures fluctuate between 20C (68F) and 30C (86F). Both low and high temperatures vary only subtly. Minimum temperatures usually range from 16C (60.8F) to 24C (75.2F). Maximum temperatures tend to fall down to 24C (75.2F) and rise up to 32C (89.6F), rarely more. This time of year, Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, and Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, feature similar temperatures.
In January, it feels either warm or comfortable most of the time in Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America. Typically, nights and mornings feature pleasant temperatures, up to 24C (75.2F). The interval of warm temperatures begins around 11:30 am and lasts roughly until midnight. The duration of the warm interval increases towards mid-January, when it starts to decrease. On January 30, it lasts approx. from noon to 10:30 pm.
The largest city of Argentina has around 9 hours of bright sunlight per day in January on average. This amount of sunshine is approximately the 65% share of daylight hours. The possibility of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions typically remains around 30% throughout the month. Statistically, the afternoon around 4:30 pm is the cloudiest part of the day.
January is one of the rainiest months in the city of Buenos Aires. On average, this Argentinian destination receives around 120 mm/4.72 in of rainfall across 9 rainy days. The probability of precipitation is on the increase from 29% at the beginning to 35% at the end of January. Consequently, the amount of rainfall the city receives rises in the course of the month. Rain usually falls as a shower or thunderstorm this time of year.
In general, the highest likelihood of rain to fall is around 3 am. The lowest possibility of such a weather is at late evening, around 10 pm. Only by the end of the month, the chances of rainy weather are the highest just past midday.
The average wind speed is mostly uniform in this Argentinian destination during the month of January. In general, it measures 4.7 m/s, rising to 4.8 m/s only by the end of this period. For the biggest part of January, wind is the strongest at late evening (up to 5.2 m/s), and the calmest around mid-afternoon (down to 4.2 m/s). By the month's end, mid-morning is the windiest, while early evening is the calmest part of the day. All the aforementioned values are within the limits of the gentle breeze.
With the average relative humidity being around 64%, you can experience various humidity conditions in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires in January. These range from oppressive (humid) to dry.
Sunrise and sunset
January 1 features the longest daylight in the most populous city of Argentina during the month. On that day, the sun rises at 5:44 am and sets 14:25 hours later, at 8:09 pm. On January 31, the duration of daylight is 13:48 hours, from 6:12 am to 8 pm.
Average sea temperature
In the month of January, the temperature of the sea is at least 23C (73.4F) in this Argentinian destination.
Extraordinary weather occurrences
In recent years, Argentina experienced the biggest floods in the recorded history. Some of these hit the area around Buenos Aires. Fresh floods (lasting anywhere between a few minutes and several hours) tend to occur as the outcome of heavy rainfall.
Buenos Aires Hotels in January
January is in the middle of the high tourist season in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. It is the most popular month for visiting the city among tourists and hotel deals are high. Still, you can make certain savings by making a reservation well in advance.
Sabatico Travelers Hostel
Sabatico Travelers Hostel is an affordable accommodation provider. Its rooms and dorms feature free internet access, private or shared bathrooms and personal lockers. Main subway lines are in the vicinity of the hostel. A bar and a rooftop terrace are additional facilities of Sabatico Travelers Hostel.
Le Batiment Apartmentos
Le Batiment Apartmentos is a provider of apartments in the Recoleta neighborhood of the city of Buenos Aires. Avenida Cordoba, one of the major thoroughfares, is nearby. Some basic facilities guests dispose of are equipped kitchens, cable TVs and spa baths.
Mine Hotel Boutique
Mine Hotel Boutique is a 4-star hotel located in the trendy Palermo Soho area. In-room amenities are DVD players, free wireless internet, minibars and cable TVs. An outdoor pool, garden, courtyard with a fountain and a bar are also available. The hotel should prove especially convenient for nightlife fans. Major subway lines are nearby.
Faena Hotel is a 5-star property featuring rooms and suites with either city or garden views. Accommodation units range in size from 35 m2 to 360 m2, and dispose of minibars and home theatres. A spa, swimming pool, fitness center, business rooms and a few bars and restaurants are some on-site facilities. Private parking and free Wi-Fi are other complimentary facilities of this upscale hotel.
Bars and Restaurants
In regard to prices, you can dine in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires for little money. If you travel on a budget, you can dine for 25 ARS (Argentine Peso), which is a bit less than 1 USD. Of course, exclusive dining venues are also present. Travelers disposing of a larger budget can enjoy fine dining for prices exceeding 1500 ARS (60 USD). Credit cards are usually accepted, but cash is the most common payment method. In this city, you can enjoy local and international specialties.
Vive Café is a great place for enjoying Columbian coffee. This small coffee shop prepares refreshing ice coffees and features pleasant atmosphere. Also, you can have muffins and purchase beans in Vive Café.
DOGG is an affordable eatery. Make sure to check out the hot dog, which is the specialty of the house. Besides, the restaurant serves burgers and salads among other dishes. DOGG disposes of a few restaurants with different opening hours.
Mi Coleccion de Vinos
Mi Coleccion de Vinos is a mid-range restaurant you should check out for dinner. It primarily caters to wine lovers, who benefit of detailed explanation regarding how to drink wine with accompanying dishes. The restaurant is open between 9 pm and midnight from Wednesday to Sunday.
The Argentine Experience
The Argentine Experience is a fine dining venue specializing in steaks and excellent wines. Also, Argentinian pastries, tapas and empanadas (which you can make yourself) are other dishes on offer. Plus, The Argentine Experience encourages you to interact with other guests in a fun way. You can make a reservation via the official website.
Things to do in Buenos Aires in January
El Ateneo Grand Splendid
By entering the El Ateneo Grand Splendid, you will be under the impression that you are in some grand theatre. But, it is one of the most spectacular bookstores worldwide, and you should pay it a visit even if you aren't a fan of literature. The building initially housed the Grand Splendid Theater, hence the theatrical appearance of the bookstore. Therefore, you will be able to examine the "bookstore's" stage, balconies and other features characteristic of a lavish theatre.
Cabildo, overlooking Plaza de Majo, is the former town hall that houses the National Museum of Cabildo. Featuring the Baroque style, this appealing structure of Buenos Aires highlights the colonial past of this building. The central part of the exhibition relates to the revolution of 1810, when Argentina declared independence against Spain. Besides colonial art, period maps and photos are some items on the display.
San Telmo Market
San Telmo, the oldest neighborhood of the largest city of Argentina, is famous for its Sunday market. Popular among locals and tourists, the San Telmo Market is the place where you can browse among many types of goods. Among others, you can find antiquities, garments, art and crafts, and souvenirs here. However, shopping isn't the only activity you can enjoy at the market. Listening to music and dancing are options, too.