The famous Florida humidity of August and September clears by the end of the year, leaving beautiful warm temperatures in January with plenty of sunshine.
Thailand's dry season coincides with slightly cooler temperatures, which result in perfect conditions. The seas are calmer, particularly on the Andaman-facing west coast.
With around 14 hours of daylight and dry, sunny days, Cape Town is at its summery best. Slightly busier and pricier but there's loads to do and the waters are warm enough for swimming and water sports
Sunny all year round, January's temperatures are cooler but still pleasant during the day - although you might need to wrap up in the evenings. A perfect time for tennis and golf
Clear skies and comfortably warm compared to the rest of the year, January in the Gambia is a great time for exploring the sights or relaxing on the beach.
Reliably warmer climate than much of Europe, now's a great time for a post-Christmas escape to the volcanic Canary Island
The dry season's approaching so January sees increasing sunshine and less rain. With a cool breeze coming off the Atlantic, evenings get balmier by the day as the steel drums and rum cocktails emerge
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