Akureyri
Iceland
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Akureyri, Iceland

January, the same as December, is a wintry winter month in Akureyri, Iceland, with temperature in the range of an average high of 0.9°C (33.6°F) and an average low of -5.5°C (22.1°F).

Temperature

January is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 0.9°C (33.6°F) and an average low-temperature of -5.5°C (22.1°F).

Rainfall

In Akureyri, during January, the rain falls for 11.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 55.2mm (2.2") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 102.1 rainfall days, and 488.9mm (19.2") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In January, the average sea temperature in Akureyri is 3.4°C (38.1°F).
Note: For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day in Akureyri is 4.9h.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine in Akureyri is 0.2h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Akureyri are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 0 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 Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.

What is the coldest month in Akureyri?

January is the coldest month in Akureyri, with an average high-temperature of 0.9°C (33.6°F) and an average low-temperature of -5.5°C (22.1°F).

What is the temperature in January in Akureyri?

The average high-temperature, in January, is 0.9°C (33.6°F), while the average low-temperature is -5.5°C (22.1°F).

How much does it rain in Akureyri in January?

In Akureyri, Iceland, in January, during 11.1 rainfall days, 55.2mm (2.2") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How cold is the water in January in Akureyri?

In Akureyri, in January, the average water temperature is 3.4°C (38.1°F). For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

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

In Akureyri, the average length of the day in January is 4.9h.

How many hours of sunshine does Akureyri have in January?

In January, the average sunshine is 0.2h.

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

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

What is the UV index reading in January in Akureyri?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Akureyri, Iceland, is 0. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - Akureyri, Iceland
  • Average high temperature in January: 0.9°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (14.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (0.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: -5.5°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (7.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-5.5°C).

Average rainfall in January - Akureyri, Iceland
  • Average rainfall in January: 55.2mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (58mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is May (19.3mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Akureyri, Iceland
  • Average rainfall days in January: 11.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (11.3 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is May (4.8 days).

Average sea temperature in January - Akureyri, Iceland
  • Average sea temperature in January: 3.4°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (9.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (2.3°C).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Akureyri, Iceland
  • Average daylight in January: 4.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 22.8h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 3.4h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 0.2h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 5.9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0h).

Average UV index in January - Akureyri, Iceland
  • Average UV index in January: 0

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