January weather forecast
North Pole, AK

A snow-covered road sign on the Santa Clause Lane in the North Pole, Alaska
A snow-covered road sign on the Santa Clause Lane in the North Pole, Alaska

Weather in January

January, the same as December, in North Pole, Alaska, is another arctic cold winter month, with an average temperature varying between 2.1°F (-16.6°C) and -8.9°F (-22.7°C).

Temperature

The coldest month is January, with an average high-temperature of 2.1°F (-16.6°C) and an average low-temperature of -8.9°F (-22.7°C).

Humidity

In North Pole, the average relative humidity in January is 91%.

Rainfall

The month with the least rainfall is January, when the rain falls for 3.2 days and typically collects 0.35" (9mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, August through December are months with snowfall. In January, it is snowing for 10.5 days. Throughout January, 2.44" (62mm) of snow is accumulated. In North Pole, during the entire year, snow falls for 76.9 days and aggregates up to 24.37" (619mm) of snow.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day is 5h and 22min.
On the first day of January, sunrise is at 10:50 am and sunset at 2:56 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 9:35 am and sunset at 4:29 pm AKST.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine is 3.4h.

UV index

In January, the average daily maximum UV index is 2. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 2 translate into the following recommendations:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in North Pole?

January is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 2.1°F (-16.6°C) and an average low-temperature of -8.9°F (-22.7°C).

What is the temperature in January in North Pole?

In January, the average high-temperature is 2.1°F (-16.6°C), and the average low-temperature is -8.9°F (-22.7°C).

What is the average humidity in January in North Pole?

In January, the average relative humidity in North Pole is 91%.

What is the driest month in North Pole?

The month with the least rainfall is January, when the rain falls for 3.2 days and typically collects 0.35" (9mm) of precipitation.

How much does it rain in North Pole in January?

In North Pole, Alaska, in January, during 3.2 rainfall days, 0.35" (9mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many days does it snow in January in North Pole?

In North Pole, Alaska, in January, during 10.5 snowfall days, 2.44" (62mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the average length of the day in January in North Pole?

In January, the average day length in North Pole is 5h and 22min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in January in North Pole?

On the first day of January, sunrise is at 10:50 am and sunset at 2:56 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 9:35 am and sunset at 4:29 pm AKST.

How many hours of sunshine does North Pole have in January?

In January, the average sunshine duration in North Pole, Alaska, is 3.4h.

What is the UV index intensity in January in North Pole?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in North Pole, Alaska, is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in January
North Pole, AK

Average temperature in January - North Pole, AK
  • Average high temperature in January: 2.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (71.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (2.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: -8.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (50.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-8.9°F).

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Average pressure in January
North Pole, AK

Average pressure in January - North Pole, AK
  • Average pressure in January: 29.94"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is February (29.97"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (29.77"Hg).

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Average wind speed in January
North Pole, AK

Average wind speed in January - North Pole, AK
  • Average wind speed in January: 4.4mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is May (5.1mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are August, October, November and December (4.3mph).

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Average humidity in January
North Pole, AK

Average humidity in January - North Pole, AK
  • Average humidity in January: 91%

The month with the highest relative humidity is March (92%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are May and June (56%).

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Average rainfall in January
North Pole, AK

Average rainfall in January - North Pole, AK
  • Average rainfall in January: 0.35"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (2.36").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.35").

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Average rainfall days in January
North Pole, AK

Average rainfall days in January - North Pole, AK
  • Average rainfall days in January: 3.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (17 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (2.3 days).

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Average snowfall in January
North Pole, AK

Average snowfall in January - North Pole, AK
  • Average snowfall in January: 2.44"

The month with the highest snowfall is November (6.1").
The months with the least snowfall are June and July (0").

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Average snowfall days in January
North Pole, AK

Average snowfall days in January - North Pole, AK
  • Average snowfall days in January: 10.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (13.6 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June and July (0 days).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
North Pole, AK

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - North Pole, AK
  • Average daylight in January: 5h and 22min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 21h and 25min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4h and 2min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 3h and 24min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 12h and 24min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 2h and 0min).

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Average sunshine days in January
North Pole, AK

Average sunshine days in January - North Pole, AK
  • Average sunshine days in January: 20.6 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (20.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is August (12.4 days).

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Average UV index in January
North Pole, AK

Average UV index in January - North Pole, AK
  • Average UV index in January: 2

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
The months with the lowest UV index are March, November and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in January
North Pole, AK

Average cloud cover in January - North Pole, AK
  • Average cloud cover in January: 44

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 52).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 38).

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Average visibility in January
North Pole, AK

Average visibility in January - North Pole, AK
  • Average visibility in January: 4mi

The months with the highest visibility are May, June, July, August, September and October (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, November and December (4mi).

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