Skiathos weather

Our guide to the weather in Skiathos during January

12

Average high

3

UV Index

56mm

Month rainfall

14

Sea temperature

We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Skiathos, covering the last 12 years up to 2021, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Skiathos weather in January.

What's the temperature like in Skiathos during January?

January is typically the coolest month in Skiathos. The temperature reaches around 12℃ during the daytime, falling away to 9℃ at night. The UV index will be moderate at this time of year, so not something to worry about for the average person. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's worth wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and UV-blocking sunglasses. Remember that bright surfaces, such as water and sand increase UV exposure.

Does it rain in Skiathos during January?

On average, there will be 14 rainy days during the month, amounting to 55.6mm in total. That's broadly comparable with the amount of rain we see in England during the summer months, and would be considered dry. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.

Is it too cold to swim in the sea in Skiathos during January?

The water around Skiathos is a bracing 14℃ during January and would be considered too cold for swimming. Those who are a bit more hardy or frequently swim in cooler open water might want to take a quick dip. A wetsuit would be advisable if you wish to spend longer than 5 minutes in the water.

Weather in Skiathos

Our month-by-month guide to the weather and climate in Skiathos

11.7

Skiathos weather in

January
12.7

Skiathos weather in

February
14.2

Skiathos weather in

March
16.1

Skiathos weather in

April
20.4

Skiathos weather in

May
24.3

Skiathos weather in

June
26.7

Skiathos weather in

July
27.0

Skiathos weather in

August
24.3

Skiathos weather in

September
20.3

Skiathos weather in

October
17.0

Skiathos weather in

November
13.6

Skiathos weather in

December