January weather forecast
Marseille, France

St. Jean Castle and the Cathedral de la Major, in the port of Marseille in France
St. Jean Castle and the Cathedral de la Major, in the port of Marseille in France

Weather in January

January, the same as December, is a cool winter month in Marseille, France, with an average temperature ranging between min 6.3°C (43.3°F) and max 10.4°C (50.7°F).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 10.4°C (50.7°F) and an average low-temperature of 6.3°C (43.3°F), January is the coldest month.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in January is 74%.

Rainfall

In January, the rain falls for 10.2 days. Throughout January, 32mm (1.26") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 106.6 rainfall days, and 428mm (16.85") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January, April through December are months without snowfall in Marseille.

Sea temperature

In January, the average sea temperature in Marseille is 13.6°C (56.5°F).
Note: Swimming in 13.6°C (56.5°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

Daylight

The average length of the day in January in Marseille is 9h and 25min.
On the first day of January, sunrise is at 08:10 and sunset at 17:13. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 07:55 and sunset at 17:48 CET.

Sunshine

January and November, with an average of 6.1h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Marseille.

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 3, are months with the lowest UV index in Marseille. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 3 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions - Protection against skin and eye damage is obliged. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Marseille?

With an average high-temperature of 10.4°C (50.7°F) and an average low-temperature of 6.3°C (43.3°F), January is the coldest month in Marseille, France.

What is the average humidity in January in Marseille?

In Marseille, the average relative humidity in January is 74%.

How much does it rain in Marseille in January?

In Marseille, during January, the rain falls for 10.2 days and regularly aggregates up to 32mm (1.26") of precipitation.

When it does not snow in Marseille?

January, April through December are months without snowfall.

Does it snow in Marseille in January?

In Marseille, France, in January, it doesn't snow. In February, it regularly snows.

How cold is the water in January in Marseille?

In Marseille, France, in January, the average water temperature is 13.6°C (56.5°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.

How many hours of daylight does Marseille have in January?

In Marseille, France, the average day length in January is 9h and 25min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in January in Marseille?

On the first day of January in Marseille, France, sunrise is at 08:10 and sunset at 17:13. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 07:55 and sunset at 17:48 CET.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Marseille?

The months with the least sunshine are January and November, with an average of 6.1h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in January in Marseille?

In January, the average sunshine duration in Marseille is 6.1h.

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

The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 3.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Marseille?

In Marseille, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 3. A UV Index reading of 3 to 5 represents a medium hazard to health from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in January
Marseille, France

Average temperature in January - Marseille, France
  • Average high temperature in January: 10.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (27.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (10.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 6.3°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (20.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (6.1°C).

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Average pressure in January
Marseille, France

Average pressure in January - Marseille, France
  • Average pressure in January: 1017.2mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is December (1019.3mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is November (1014.2mbar).

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Average wind speed in January
Marseille, France

Average wind speed in January - Marseille, France
  • Average wind speed in January: 21km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is February (21.5km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (14.6km/h).

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Average humidity in January
Marseille, France

Average humidity in January - Marseille, France
  • Average humidity in January: 74%

The month with the highest relative humidity is November (75%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (63%).

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Average rainfall in January
Marseille, France

Average rainfall in January - Marseille, France
  • Average rainfall in January: 32mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (77mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (12mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Marseille, France

Average rainfall days in January - Marseille, France
  • Average rainfall days in January: 10.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (12.2 days).
The month with the least rainy days is July (4.8 days).

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Average snowfall in January
Marseille, France

Average snowfall in January - Marseille, France
  • Average snowfall in January: 0mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (2mm).
The months with the least snowfall are January, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in January
Marseille, France

Average snowfall days in January - Marseille, France
  • Average snowfall days in January: 0.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (0.8 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
Marseille, France

Average sea temperature in January - Marseille, France
  • Average sea temperature in January: 13.6°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (21.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (12.9°C).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Marseille, France

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Marseille, France
  • Average daylight in January: 9h and 25min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 20min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 2min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 6h and 6min

The months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 12h and 6min).
The months with the least sunshine are January and November (Average sunshine: 6h and 6min).

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Average sunshine days in January
Marseille, France

Average sunshine days in January - Marseille, France
  • Average sunshine days in January: 18.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is July (24.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (16.3 days).

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Average UV index in January
Marseille, France

Average UV index in January - Marseille, France
  • Average UV index in January: 3

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 3).

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Average cloud cover in January
Marseille, France

Average cloud cover in January - Marseille, France
  • Average cloud cover in January: 33

The month with the most cloud cover is November (Cloud cover 34).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 10).

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Average visibility in January
Marseille, France

Average visibility in January - Marseille, France
  • Average visibility in January: 10km

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

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