January weather forecast

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Weather in January

January in Azerbaijan is the height of winter and is generally the coldest month of the year. The lowland regions and the Caspian Sea coastline experience chilly but not severe winter conditions, with average temperatures around 4°C. However, it is the high-altitude regions that experience the full brunt of winter.

In the mountainous areas, where the Tundra climate dominates, January temperatures can drop to extreme lows, sometimes falling below -20°C, especially in the Greater Caucasus range, which includes notable cities like Quba and Khinalug. This is significantly colder compared to December and February, which also experience freezing temperatures but not as extreme as January.

The city of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan and located along the Caspian Sea coastline, witnesses milder winters compared to the mountainous regions. In Baku, January temperatures hover around 4°C to 6°C. The city experiences a higher frequency of rainfall during this month compared to the previous month, December, and the subsequent month, February.

Snowfall in January is most common in the mountainous areas, with significant accumulation in cities such as Gusar, located in the northern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains. These snowy conditions contrast with the lowland regions where precipitation falls mostly in the form of rain. In terms of overall precipitation, January does not record the highest rainfall or snowfall of the year, but it is typically more compared to the preceding month, December, and the following month, February.

January's weather in Azerbaijan presents a stark contrast depending on geographical location. The month marks the coldest time of the year, with severe conditions in the mountainous areas and milder winters along the coast and lowland regions.

  • Baku - January »
    In Baku in January, snow falls for 2.4 days, with typically accumulated 10mm of snow. In Baku, during January, snow falls for 2.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 10mm of snow.
  • Ganja - January »
    The month with the least rainfall in Ganja is January, when the rain falls for 4 days and typically collects 10mm of precipitation. January stands out as Ganja's coldest month, with temperatures ranging between an average high of 6.5°C and a low of -2.3°C.
  • Lankaran - January »
    In Lankaran, Azerbaijan, during January, snow falls for 1.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 31mm of snow. In Lankaran, January ushers in the new year with a chance of snowfall, with an average accumulation of 31mm, for about 1.4 days throughout the month.
  • Yevlakh - January »
    Yevlakh's coldest month, January, generally records average temperatures ranging from a high of 7.2°C to a low of -1.5°C. On the last day of January, in Yevlakh sunrise is at 08:02 and sunset at 18:07 +04.
  • Shamakhi - January »
    The months with the least sunshine in Shamakhi are January and February, with an average of 3.3h of sunshine. With average high and low temperatures of 3.7°C and -3°C respectively, January is Shamakhi's coldest month.
  • Astara - January »
    The lowest level of Astara's temperatures is noted during January and February, averaging a high-temperature of 8.8°C. On the last day of January, in Astara, sunrise is at 07:50 and sunset at 18:04 +04.
  • Barda - January »
    January in Barda, Azerbaijan witnesses chilly days and cold nights with high temperatures reaching 7.9°C and lows plunging to 1.8°C. January, marked by an average high-temperature of 7.9°C and a low-temperature of 1.8°C, is the coldest month in Barda, Azerbaijan.


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