January weather forecast and climate
Vancouver, Canada

The Coal Harbor, and trees of the Stanley Park, with the city of Vancouver, Canada
The Coal Harbor, and trees of the Stanley Park, with the city of Vancouver, Canada

Weather in January

January, like December, in Vancouver, Canada, is another cold winter month, with average temperature varying between 5.3°C (41.5°F) and 2.3°C (36.1°F).

Temperature

In January, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in December - a still cold 5.3°C (41.5°F). In Vancouver, the average low-temperature is 2.3°C (36.1°F).

Humidity

With an average relative humidity of 84%, January is the most humid month in Vancouver.

Rainfall

In Vancouver, Canada, during 19.4 rainfall days, 196mm (7.72") of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 192.4 rainfall days, and 1325mm (52.17") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through April, November and December. In Vancouver, during 1.8 snowfall days, 52mm (2.05") of snow is typically accumulated. In Vancouver, during the entire year, snow falls for 10.2 days, and aggregates up to 192mm (7.56") of snow.

Sea temperature

In Vancouver, Canada, in January, the average water temperature is 6.9°C (44.4°F).
Note: Swimming in 6.9°C (44.4°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day is 8.8h.

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine in Vancouver, Canada, are January and December, with an average of 3.9h of sunshine.

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 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 temperature in January in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, Canada, in January, the average high-temperature is 5.3°C (41.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 2.3°C (36.1°F).

What is the most humid month in Vancouver?

With an average relative humidity of 84%, January is the most humid month in Vancouver, Canada.

What is the average humidity in January in Vancouver?

In January, the average relative humidity in Vancouver is 84%.

How much does it rain in Vancouver in January?

In Vancouver, in January, it is raining for 19.4 days, with typically 196mm (7.72") of accumulated precipitation.

How much does it snow in Vancouver in January?

In Vancouver, Canada, in January, snow falls for 1.8 days, with typically accumulated 52mm (2.05") of snow.

What is the sea water temperature in January in Vancouver?

In January, the average sea temperature in Vancouver is 6.9°C (44.4°F). At temperatures below 10°C (50°F), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 13°C (55.4°F) is not comfortable.

How many hours of daylight does Vancouver have in January?

In Vancouver, Canada, the average length of the day in January is 8.8h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Vancouver?

January and December, with an average of 3.9h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Vancouver have in January?

In Vancouver, the average sunshine in January is 3.9h.

When is the lowest UV index in Vancouver?

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Vancouver.

How high is the UV index in January in Vancouver?

The average daily maximum UV index in January is 2. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in January
Vancouver, Canada

Average temperature in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average high temperature in January: 5.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (19.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (4.7°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 2.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (13.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (1.9°C).

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Average pressure in January
Vancouver, Canada

Average pressure in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average pressure in January: 1018.1mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is January (1018.1mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is March (1015.7mbar).

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Average wind speed in January
Vancouver, Canada

Average wind speed in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average wind speed in January: 10.9km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is November (11.4km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (6.3km/h).

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Average humidity in January
Vancouver, Canada

Average humidity in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average humidity in January: 84%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (75%).

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Average rainfall in January
Vancouver, Canada

Average rainfall in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average rainfall in January: 196mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (209mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (24mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Vancouver, Canada

Average rainfall days in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in January: 19.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is March (20.6 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (8.8 days).

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Average snowfall in January
Vancouver, Canada

Average snowfall in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average snowfall in January: 52mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (67mm).
Months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in January
Vancouver, Canada

Average snowfall days in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in January: 1.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (3.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
Vancouver, Canada

Average sea temperature in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in January: 6.9°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (11.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (6.8°C).

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

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average daylight in January: 8.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16.2h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.3h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 3.9h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
Months with the least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 3.9).

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Average sunshine days in January
Vancouver, Canada

Average sunshine days in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average sunshine days in January: 10.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is August (19.4 days).
Months with the least sunshine days are February and March (8.3 days).

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Average UV index in January
Vancouver, Canada

Average UV index in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average UV index in January: 2

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in January
Vancouver, Canada

Average cloud cover in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average cloud cover in January: 59

Months with the most cloud cover are January and December (Cloud cover 59).
Months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 26).

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Average visibility in January
Vancouver, Canada

Average visibility in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average visibility in January: 9km

Months with the highest visibility are June, July and August (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December (9km).

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