January weather forecast and climate
Iqaluit, Canada

Weather in January

January is a life-threatening cold winter month in Iqaluit, Canada, with average temperature ranging between min -30.9°C (-23.6°F) and max -22.8°C (-9°F).

Temperature

In January, the average high-temperature decreases, from an arctic cold -17°C (1.4°F) in December, to a dangerously cold -22.8°C (-9°F). In Iqaluit, the average low-temperature is -30.9°C (-23.6°F).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in Iqaluit is 65.3%.

Rainfall

In Iqaluit rain does not fall in January through March and December.

Snowfall

January through June, August through December are months with snowfall in Iqaluit. In Iqaluit, snow falls for 12.2 days, with typically accumulated 217mm (8.54") of snow. In Iqaluit, during the entire year, snow falls for 113.4 days, and aggregates up to 2293mm (90.28") of snow.

Sea temperature

January through March, with an average sea temperature of -2°C (28.4°F), are months with the coldest seawater in Iqaluit.
Note: 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.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Iqaluit is 5.8h.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine is 1h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Iqaluit are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 0 in January transform into the following instructions:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the average humidity in January in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, the average relative humidity in January is 65.3%.

What is the driest month in Iqaluit?

January through March and December are months without rainfall in Iqaluit, Canada.

How much does it snow in Iqaluit in January?

In Iqaluit, in January, snow falls for 12.2 days, with typically accumulated 217mm (8.54") of snow.

When is the sea coldest in Iqaluit?

January through March, with an average sea temperature of -2°C (28.4°F), are months with the coldest seawater in Iqaluit, Canada.

What is the water temperature in January in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, in January, the average water temperature is -2°C (28.4°F). For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

How many hours of daylight does Iqaluit have in January?

The average length of the day in January in Iqaluit is 5.8h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, the average sunshine in January is 1h.

When is the lowest UV index in Iqaluit?

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

What is the UV index reading in January in Iqaluit?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index is 0. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in January
Iqaluit, Canada

Average temperature in January - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average high temperature in January: -22.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (12.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-23.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: -30.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (4.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-31.7°C).

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Average humidity in January
Iqaluit, Canada

Average humidity in January - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average humidity in January: 65.3%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (78.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (64.6%).

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Average rainfall in January
Iqaluit, Canada

Average rainfall in January - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average rainfall in January: 0mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (68.6mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are January, February, March and December (0mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Iqaluit, Canada

Average rainfall days in January - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in January: 0 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (16.7 days).
Months with the least rainy days are January, March and December (0 days).

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Average snowfall in January
Iqaluit, Canada

Average snowfall in January - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average snowfall in January: 217mm

The month with the highest snowfall is April (315mm).
The month with the least snowfall is July (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in January
Iqaluit, Canada

Average snowfall days in January - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in January: 12.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (13.8 days).
The month with the least snowfall days is July (0.1 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
Iqaluit, Canada

Average sea temperature in January - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in January: -2°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (3°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February and March (-2°C).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Iqaluit, Canada

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average daylight in January: 5.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 20.6h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4.6h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 1h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 7.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0.4h).

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Average UV index in January
Iqaluit, Canada

Average UV index in January - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average UV index in January: 0

Months with the highest UV index are May, June and July (UV index 4).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).

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