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Sardinia Weather in January, Italy

Sardinia Averages January


  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month


  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    4 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    14 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years


    18 mm

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Sardinia Daily Averages January

January 2024 Daily Averages

1 Avg 45º
2 Avg 10º 50º
3 Avg 13º 55º
4 Avg 48º
5 Avg 11º 52º
6 Avg 43º
7 Avg 36º
8 Avg 41º
9 Avg 46º
10 Avg 46º
11 Avg 10º 50º
12 Avg 13º 55º
13 Avg 46º
14 Avg 43º
15 Avg 41º
16 Avg 39º
17 Avg 43º
18 Avg 41º
19 Avg 46º
20 Avg 11º 52º
21 Avg 10º 50º
22 Avg 10º 50º
23 Avg 46º
24 Avg 48º
25 Avg 48º
26 Avg 46º
27 Avg 12º 54º
28 Avg 48º
29 Avg 48º
30 Avg 48º
31 Avg -
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What's The Weather Like In Sardinia In January


January is the predictably the coldest month in Sardinia, reaching an average temperature of around 10°C. During this time you can expect snow to fall on the mountains and stay there, giving rise to many picturesque photo opportunities if you choose to visit the mountainous regions of the Supramonte Mountains or the Gennargentu Mountains.

You can expect an average high temperature of around 14°C, generally around the coastal regions or inland in the south, and a low of around 6°C, with cool to cold evenings; a coat is definitely needed in January!

Sunshine Hours 

Despite the lower temperatures, there is still plenty to explore in Sardinia during the first month of the year, with around 4 hours of average sunshine per day.

Sea Temperature

Swimming in the Mediterranean Sea is perhaps not to be advised during this time, as you can only expect to be greeted by 14°C, which isn't all that pleasant!


January is also in the heart of one of Sardinia's distinct rainy seasons, so you can expect around 18mm average throughout the month, generally falling centrally and in the north of the island, affecting 14 days of the month. 

The weather might not be at its optimum during January in Sardinia, however city breaks in Cagliari are still very popular, and enjoying New Year festivities is also something you should look into.

Sardinia Hotels In January

Despite the fact that the amount of accommodation available in Sardinia is reduced during the winter period, especially in the tourist resorts, there are still plenty of hotels and apartments for rent if you are planning on enjoying everything the quieter season offers.

Carlos V Hotel

If you are staying in the north of the island, you will probably base yourself in Alghero. In that case, you have choices of accommodation, including the five star Carlos V Hotel. This hotel offers beautiful sea views and is within walking distance of everything you need. You could even choose a half board option if you don't want to venture too far.

Hotel Alma Di

Alternatively, Hotel Alma Di Alghero offers comfortable and modern surroundings.

T Hotel Cagliari 

Perhaps you are staying in the capital, Cagliari, in which case the T Hotel Cagliari is a great choice. This is located centrally, on Piazza Giovanni XXIII, which basically means you're not going to have to walk too far to anything.

Sardinia Beaches For January

Porto Pollo

Generally speaking, the temperature of the Mediterranean Sea during this time of year does not particularly make for the best kind of beach day; however, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the wildness of the winter months on the coast, and you will generally experience better weather than you will inland. Porto Pollo, near Palau in the north of the island, is a very popular spot for surfers and kite-surfing, which can be enjoyed regardless of the time of year.

Bars And Restaurants

Choosing where to spend your evenings totally depends on where you're heading in Sardinia, but there's no denying that gastronomy is a major theme on the island. Sardinian's take their food and wine very seriously, which is great news for visitors.


If you're in the capital, Cagliari, then Sabores is a great little stop off in the middle of shopping or sightseeing, with delicious deli sandwiches, perhaps with a glass of wine in sophisticated surroundings.

Agriturismo Candela

Alternatively, perhaps you're in exclusive Arzachena, in which case the rustic surroundings of Agriturismo Candela offers a great choice for a special occasion, with huge portions of local and Mediterranean dishes.

Il Giamaranto

If you are in Sassari then try Il Giamaranto, for real quality Italian food with seriously stylish presentation. This restaurant is very popular, and booking in advance is recommended.

Things To Do In Sardinia In January


The first month of the year is obviously the start of New Year, and that means fun and festivities in Sardinia. You will find events happening all over the island, and if you are visiting during the New Year period, you should consider heading to Alghero in the north for the big night/first day of the year. Here you will find live music in many of the large piazzas around the area, especially in the picturesque old town, with a firework display lighting up the harbour.

Bogamari Sea Urchin Festival

On top of this, for something a little different, January is the start of the Bogamari Sea Urchin Festival, also in Alghero. If you've never tried sea urchins, this is your chance to give them a go, with freshly cooked bread and a glass of wine to wash it down. This is a traditional dish, and many restaurants reflect that during this festival.

Cagliari Cathedral & Teatro Lirico

If you prefer to visit the capital city to start your year off with a bang, Cagliari has plenty to keep you occupied. As well as the typical city-life things you can do, such as shopping and wonderful gastronomy, Cagliari has some beautiful architecture and history to explore, such as Cagliari Cathedral, and Teatro Lirico, to name just two. Built upwards from the coast, this is a pretty city to photograph too.

La Rinascente

Of course, you are going to want to shop a little, and the January sales may mean even more excuse! Cagliari has many narrow, cobbled streets with boutiques to explore, however, La Rinascente is the place to be for fashion, beauty, and homeware.

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