January weather forecast and climate
New Bedford, MA

Amazing stonework looking over at the white Breakwater Entrance Lighthouse in the New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts
Amazing stonework looking over at the white Breakwater Entrance Lighthouse in the New Bedford Harbor, Massachusetts

Weather in January

January, the same as December, is a wintry winter month in New Bedford, Massachusetts, with temperature in the range of an average low of 26.8°F (-2.9°C) and an average high of 36.3°F (2.4°C).

Temperature

January is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 36.3°F (2.4°C) and an average low-temperature of 26.8°F (-2.9°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in January is 76%.

Rainfall

In New Bedford, Massachusetts,, during 8.2 rainfall days, 1.42" (36mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In New Bedford, during the entire year, the rain falls for 133.2 days and collects up to 17.2" (437mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through April, November and December are months with snowfall. In New Bedford, Massachusetts, in January, during 6.5 snowfall days, 1.18" (30mm) of snow is typically accumulated. In New Bedford, during the entire year, snow falls for 21.4 days, and aggregates up to 5.87" (149mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In New Bedford, the average water temperature is 41.4°F (5.2°C).
Note: Swimming in 41.4°F (5.2°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day is 9.6h.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine is 5.1h.

UV index

January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 in January transform into the following instructions:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always be protected. 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 New Bedford?

With an average high-temperature of 36.3°F (2.4°C) and an average low-temperature of 26.8°F (-2.9°C), January is the coldest month in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

What is the average humidity in January in New Bedford?

In January, the average relative humidity in New Bedford is 76%.

How many days does it rain in January in New Bedford?

In New Bedford, in January, during 8.2 rainfall days, 1.42" (36mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many days does it snow in January in New Bedford?

In New Bedford, Massachusetts, in January, snow falls for 6.5 days, with typically accumulated 1.18" (30mm) of snow.

How cold is the water in January in New Bedford?

In New Bedford, Massachusetts, the average seawater temperature in January is 41.4°F (5.2°C). Swimming in 41.4°F (5.2°C) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 50°F (10°C) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

What is the average length of the day in January in New Bedford?

The average length of the day in January is 9.6h.

How long on average sun shines in January in New Bedford?

In January, the average sunshine in New Bedford is 5.1h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in New Bedford?

January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index.

How high is the UV index in January in New Bedford?

The average daily maximum UV index in January is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.

Average temperature in January
New Bedford, MA

Average temperature in January - New Bedford, MA
  • Average high temperature in January: 2.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (25.8°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (2.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: -2.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (19.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-2.9°C).

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Average pressure in January
New Bedford, MA

Average pressure in January - New Bedford, MA
  • Average pressure in January: 1016.1mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (1018.2mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (1013.6mbar).

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Average wind speed in January
New Bedford, MA

Average wind speed in January - New Bedford, MA
  • Average wind speed in January: 19.1km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (19.1km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (12.8km/h).

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Average humidity in January
New Bedford, MA

Average humidity in January - New Bedford, MA
  • Average humidity in January: 76%

Months with the highest relative humidity are June and July (80%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are March, April and November (74%).

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Average rainfall in January
New Bedford, MA

Average rainfall in January - New Bedford, MA
  • Average rainfall in January: 36mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (49mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (27mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
New Bedford, MA

Average rainfall days in January - New Bedford, MA
  • Average rainfall days in January: 8.2 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (13.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (8.2 days).

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Average snowfall in January
New Bedford, MA

Average snowfall in January - New Bedford, MA
  • Average snowfall in January: 30mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (45mm).
Months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in January
New Bedford, MA

Average snowfall days in January - New Bedford, MA
  • Average snowfall days in January: 6.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (6.5 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
New Bedford, MA

Average sea temperature in January - New Bedford, MA
  • Average sea temperature in January: 5.2°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (20.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (3.4°C).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
New Bedford, MA

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - New Bedford, MA
  • Average daylight in January: 9.6h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.2h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.2h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 5.1h

The month with the most sunshine is August (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4.8h).

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Average sunshine days in January
New Bedford, MA

Average sunshine days in January - New Bedford, MA
  • Average sunshine days in January: 17 days

Months with the most sunshine days are November and December (18.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (14.4 days).

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Average UV index in January
New Bedford, MA

Average UV index in January - New Bedford, MA
  • Average UV index in January: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, November and December (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in January
New Bedford, MA

Average cloud cover in January - New Bedford, MA
  • Average cloud cover in January: 45

The month with the most cloud cover is March (Cloud cover 49).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 28).

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Average visibility in January
New Bedford, MA

Average visibility in January - New Bedford, MA
  • Average visibility in January: 9km

Months with the highest visibility are April, August, October and November (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, May, June, July, September and December (9km).

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