December, January, February and March are Anguilla's busy months...
For example, this is the time of year where you cannot do the "walk-in" for Picante. It would be wise to make plans in advance and book a table ahead of time.
Yep, the island is that hot in January.
Shoal Bay, January
Anguilla weather in January is very similar to weather in December, only a degree or two cooler...
Average High in January: 83°F
Average Low in January: 72°F
Average Temp. in January: 77°F
Average Rain in January: 2"
One thing that caught my eye in January, that I never saw in earlier months, were the size of the waves on Shoal Bay.
This time of year they can be enormous!
You may be just going for a leisurely swim, but you will be met by a wall of water that will leave you sputtering and gasping for air.
It happened to my Dad...
But, then again, we were diving through the waves, trying to ride them to shore.
We were kind of asking for trouble! He! He!
In all seriousness, though, the seas can get rough in winter months. Luckily, if it's rough on one side of the island, it's calm on the other. So, if the waves are high at Meads Bay, head to Rendezvous instead. And, it's very rare that Anguilla sees big waves for several days in a row.
Anguilla travel tip: Similar to the weather in Anguilla in December, January is one of Anguilla's coolest months so don't forget to bring a long sleeve for nights out.