Kodiak
Alaska, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Kodiak, AK

Natural forests, mountains, and distant hill ranges surrounding the small town of Kodiak in Alaska
Natural forests, mountains, and distant hill ranges surrounding the small town of Kodiak in Alaska
January, the same as December, is a wintry winter month in Kodiak, Alaska, with average temperature varying between 24.6°F (-4.1°C) and 35.1°F (1.7°C).

Temperature

The coldest month is January, with an average high-temperature of 35.1°F (1.7°C) and an average low-temperature of 24.6°F (-4.1°C).

Rainfall

In January, the rain falls for 17 days. Throughout January, 8.2" (207.5mm) of precipitation is accumulated. In Kodiak, during the entire year, the rain falls for 191 days and collects up to 75.4" (1913.9mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. During January, Kodiak regularly aggregates up to 15.6" (396.2mm) of snow. In Kodiak, Alaska, during the entire year, snow aggregates up to 77.6" (1971mm).

Ocean temperature

In Kodiak, the average water temperature is 40.6°F (4.8°C).
Note: For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

Daylight

In Kodiak, the average length of the day is 7.4h.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine in Kodiak, Alaska, is 4h.

UV index

January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0, are months with the lowest UV index in Kodiak, Alaska. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 0 translate into the following recommendations:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the coldest month in Kodiak?

The coldest month in Kodiak is January, with an average high-temperature of 35.1°F (1.7°C) and an average low-temperature of 24.6°F (-4.1°C).

What is the temperature in January in Kodiak?

In January, in Kodiak, the average high-temperature is 35.1°F (1.7°C), and the average low-temperature is 24.6°F (-4.1°C).

How much does it rain in Kodiak in January?

In Kodiak, in January, it is raining for 17 days, with typically 8.2" (207.5mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How much does it snow in Kodiak in January?

During January, Kodiak regularly aggregates up to 15.6" (396.2mm) of snow.

What is the ocean temperature in January in Kodiak?

In Kodiak, Alaska, in January, the average water temperature is 40.6°F (4.8°C). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

What is the average length of the day in January in Kodiak?

The average length of the day in January is 7.4h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Kodiak?

In January, the average sunshine in Kodiak is 4h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Kodiak?

Months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0.

How high is the UV index in January in Kodiak?

In Kodiak, Alaska, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 0. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - Kodiak, AK
  • Average high temperature in January: 1.7°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (16.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (1.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: -4.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (9.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-4.1°C).

Average rainfall in January - Kodiak, AK
  • Average rainfall in January: 207.5mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (212.3mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (104.6mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Kodiak, AK
  • Average rainfall days in January: 17 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are January, May and December (17 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is August (14 days).

Average snowfall in January - Kodiak, AK
  • Average snowfall in January: 396.2mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (444.5mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average sea temperature in January - Kodiak, AK
  • Average sea temperature in January: 4.8°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (11.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (4.2°C).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Kodiak, AK
  • Average daylight in January: 7.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 18h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 6.6h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 4h

Months with most sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are November and December (Average sunshine: 3).

Average UV index in January - Kodiak, AK
  • Average UV index in January: 0

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 0).