January weather forecast and climate
Athens, Greece

The ancient city of Athens in Greece with a view of the Parthenon Temple at dusk
The ancient city of Athens in Greece with a view of the Parthenon Temple at dusk
Along with being one of the coldest months of the year, with an average temperature of 10°C (50°F), January has very little sunshine and a fairly high chance of rain for Athens standards. Winter is truly at its peak in January; however, for those that live in the city, life goes on as normal.
The main difference is that some tourist attractions are closed, and there are generally fewer people hitting the streets.
If the cold weather on land is not enough of a deterrent, then the temperature of the water is. At a chilly 16°C (60.8°F), even the bravest swimmers are likely not to desire to venture into the water. Winter months are better for hiking and exploring then enjoying the beach.

What is the coldest month in Athens?

With an average high-temperature of 13.3°C (55.9°F) and an average low-temperature of 6.8°C (44.2°F), January is the coldest month in Athens, Greece.

What is the temperature in January in Athens?

In Athens, Greece, in January, the average high-temperature is 13.3°C (55.9°F), and the average low-temperature is 6.8°C (44.2°F).

How much does it rain in Athens in January?

In Athens, in January, it is raining for 12.6 days, with typically 56.9mm (2.2") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the sea water temperature in January in Athens?

In January, in Athens, Greece, the average sea temperature is 15.4°C (59.7°F). Swimming in 15.4°C (59.7°F) is not enjoyable for the majority. Controlling breathing becomes progressively more difficult as surface water temperature decreases below 21°C (69.8°F).
Average temperature in January - Athens, Greece
  • Average high temperature in January: 13.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (33.7°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (13.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 6.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (23.8°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are January and February (6.8°C).

Average humidity in January - Athens, Greece
  • Average humidity in January: 70.7%

The month with the highest relative humidity is November (71.9%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (47.6%).

Average rainfall in January - Athens, Greece
  • Average rainfall in January: 56.9mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (69.1mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (5.8mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Athens, Greece
  • Average rainfall days in January: 12.6 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (12.6 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is August (1.7 days).

Average sea temperature in January - Athens, Greece
  • Average sea temperature in January: 15.4°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (26.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (15°C).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Athens, Greece
  • Average daylight in January: 9.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.8h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.6h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 5.1h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 12.4h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 3.4h).

Average UV index in January - Athens, Greece
  • Average UV index in January: 2

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 10).
Months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 2).

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