Tórshavn
Faroe Islands
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

A view of Tórshavn city in the Faroe Islands set on the mountain slopes and the shores of the beautiful harbor
A view of Tórshavn city in the Faroe Islands set on the mountain slopes and the shores of the beautiful harbor
January, like December, in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, is another cold winter month, with average temperature varying between 1.7°C (35.1°F) and 5.8°C (42.4°F).

Temperature

In Tórshavn, the average high-temperature is practically the same as in December - a wintry 5.8°C (42.4°F). The average low-temperature, in January, is 1.7°C (35.1°F).

Humidity

Months with the highest humidity are January, July through October and December, with an average relative humidity of 90%.

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, is January when the rain falls for 22 days and typically aggregates up to 157.7mm (6.2") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

In Tórshavn, the average seawater temperature in January is 7.5°C (45.5°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.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day in Tórshavn is 6.3h.

Sunshine

In Tórshavn, the average sunshine is 0.5h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Tórshavn 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 threat to health from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
In January, the average maximum UV index of 0 translate into the following recommendations:
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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.

What is the temperature in January in Tórshavn?

In Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, in January, the average high-temperature is 5.8°C (42.4°F), and the average low-temperature is 1.7°C (35.1°F).

What are the most humid months in Tórshavn?

Months with the highest humidity in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, are January, July through October and December, with an average relative humidity of 90%.

What is the average humidity in January in Tórshavn?

The average relative humidity in January in Tórshavn is 90%.

How much does it rain in Tórshavn in January?

In Tórshavn, Faroe Islands, in January, it is raining for 22 days, with typically 157.7mm (6.2") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the wettest month in Tórshavn?

January is the month with the most rainfall in Tórshavn. Rain falls for 22 days and accumulates 157.7mm (6.2") of precipitation.

What is the water temperature in January in Tórshavn?

In Tórshavn, in January, the average water temperature is 7.5°C (45.5°F). Swimming in 7.5°C (45.5°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

What is the average length of the day in January in Tórshavn?

In January, the average length of the day in Tórshavn is 6.3h.

How many hours of sunshine does Tórshavn have in January?

In Tórshavn, the average sunshine in January is 0.5h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Tórshavn?

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

What is the UV index reading in January in Tórshavn?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index is 0. 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 - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Average high temperature in January: 5.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (13.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (5.6°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 1.7°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (9.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (1.3°C).

Average humidity in January - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Average humidity in January: 90%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January, July, August, September, October and December (90%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (87%).

Average rainfall in January - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Average rainfall in January: 157.7mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (157.7mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is June (57.5mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Average rainfall days in January: 22 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are January, October and December (22 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is June (12 days).

Average sea temperature in January - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Average sea temperature in January: 7.5°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (11.2°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (7.2°C).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Average daylight in January: 6.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 19.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 5.3h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 0.5h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 4.2h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0.2h).

Average UV index in January - Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Average UV index in January: 0

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