January weather forecast
Delaware, USA

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Weather in January

January in Delaware is a part of the winter season, and it tends to be one of the colder months of the year. During this month, temperatures often drop below freezing, although the Appalachian Mountains' presence helps reduce the intensity of the wind and cold.

Compared to the mild temperatures of December, January can feel noticeably chillier. Nights can be particularly cold, and although heavy snowfall is more commonly associated with February, January can still see its share of snow. The average snowfall ranges from 14" (356mm) in the south to 18" (457mm) in the north of the state.

Millsboro, a notable city in Delaware, has recorded both the state's highest and lowest temperatures, with the lowest being -17°F (-27.2°C) on January 17, 1893. The rainfall during January contributes to the annual average of 44" (1118mm) to 47" (1194mm), but it does not stand out as the rainiest period of the year.

January in Delaware is characterized by cold temperatures, potential snowfall, and a crisp winter atmosphere.

  • Wilmington - January »
    In Wilmington in January, during 6.8 snowfall days, 3.03" (77mm) of snow is typically accumulated. In Wilmington in January, it is raining for 9.3 days, with typically 2.36" (60mm) of accumulated precipitation.
  • Dover - January »
    January proves to be the coldest month in Dover, recording an average maximum temperature of 39.7°F (4.3°C) and a minimum temperature of 28.8°F (-1.8°C). The month of January sees the average lowest temperatures in Dover, reaching 39.7°F (4.3°C) at the peak and 28.8°F (-1.8°C) at the low.
  • Newark - January »
    Although January might not be the ideal month for outdoor pursuits in Newark the city's scenery undergoes a beautiful transformation beneath a delicate sheet of snow. In Newark, Delaware, during January, snow falls for 5.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.28" (58mm) of snow.
  • Middletown - January »
    The month with the most snowfall in Middletown, Delaware, is January, when snow falls for 4.5 days and typically aggregates up to 1.57" (40mm) of snow. In January, in Middletown the rain falls for 7.4 days.
  • Smyrna - January »
    The month with the least rainfall in Smyrna is January, when the rain falls for 9.7 days and typically collects 2.13" (54mm) of precipitation. In Smyrna during January, snow falls for 4.5 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.09" (53mm) of snow.
  • Milford - January »
    The month with the most snowfall in Milford is January, when snow falls for 3.3 days and typically aggregates up to 1.22" (31mm) of snow. The month with the least rainfall in Milford is January, when the rain falls for 8.4 days and typically collects 1.5" (38mm) of precipitation.
  • Seaford - January »
    In Seaford, during January, the rain falls for 5.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.47" (12mm) of precipitation. January is the coldest month in Seaford, with the temperature often reaching an average high of 41.5°F (5.3°C) and an average low of 29.1°F (-1.6°C).
  • Georgetown - January »
    The month with the most snowfall in Georgetown is January, when snow falls for 3.7 days and typically aggregates up to 1.61" (41mm) of snow. January proves to be the coldest month in Georgetown, recording an average maximum temperature of 41.4°F (5.2°C) and a minimum temperature of 30.6°F (-0.8°C).
  • Elsmere - January »
    In Elsmere in January, snow falls for 5.5 days, with typically accumulated 2.4" (61mm) of snow. In Elsmere in January, during 8.8 rainfall days, 2.09" (53mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.
  • New Castle - January »
    The month with the least rainfall in New Castle is January, when the rain falls for 7.8 days and typically collects 1.38" (35mm) of precipitation. January, with an average high of 37.8°F (3.2°C) and a low of 26.1°F (-3.3°C), signifies the coldest month of the year in New Castle, Delaware.
  • Lewes - January »
    The month with the least rainfall in Lewes is January, when the rain falls for 9.6 days and typically collects 2.2" (56mm) of precipitation. The month with the least rainfall in Lewes is January, when the rain falls for 9.6 days and typically collects 2.2" (56mm) of precipitation.
  • Rehoboth Beach - January »
    In Rehoboth Beach during January, the rain falls for 5.7 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.31" (8mm) of precipitation. The combination of cold, wet weather and shorter days makes January a quiet time in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
Updated: May 24, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

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