Weather in January
is the peak of winter in Andorra
and is generally the coldest month of the year. The high-altitude regions, such as Els Cortals d'Encamp, tend to experience lower temperatures compared to the lower regions. The average temperature throughout the country ranges between -2°C and 6°C. The valleys, including the capital city, Andorra la Vella, witness slightly milder temperatures.
The cold conditions in January are often accompanied by substantial snowfall, particularly in the Pyrenees mountains. Snowfall in the country's ski resorts like Soldeu and Pas de la Casa is at its highest during this month, creating excellent conditions for winter sports, predominantly skiing and snowboarding.
Compared to December
, the previous month, January does not witness a significant shift in temperature but rather a continuation of the cold, snowy conditions. However, compared to February
, the following month, January tends to be colder, but the difference is typically minor. The amount of precipitation in terms of snowfall is also similar to the months of December and February, contributing to an extended period of prime winter conditions for snow enthusiasts.
- Andorra la Vella - January »
The month with the most snowfall in Andorra la Vella is January, when snow falls for 13.9 days and typically aggregates up to 483mm of snow. In Andorra la Vella, in January, it is raining for 4.6 days, with typically 62mm of accumulated precipitation.
- Canillo - January »
January in Canillo, Andorra ushers in the peak of winter with high snowfalls, chilly temperatures, and diminished daylight hours, making it a popular period for winter sports activities. In Canillo during January, the rain falls for 5.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 15mm of precipitation.
- Soldeu - January »
January offers a unique snowfall in Soldeu with snowfall measurements reaching 67mm with about 10.4 days of snow. In Soldeu, in January, during 10.4 snowfall days, 67mm of snow is typically accumulated.
- El Tarter - January »
The months with the lowest UV index in El Tarter are January through April, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. Beginning the year, January in El Tarter, Andorra presents fairly chilly temperatures, more so stable compared to the fluctuating averages experienced later in the year.
- Pal - January »
January's weather, complete with its frosty temperatures and substantial snow, makes it an ideal month for winter sports enthusiasts to visit Pal. In Pal during January, snow falls for 16.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 487mm of snow.
- Arinsal - January »
In Arinsal in January, it is raining for 4.5 days, with typically 61mm of accumulated precipitation. In Arinsal, in January, during 16.8 snowfall days, 487mm of snow is typically accumulated.