January weather forecast and climate
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bicycles parked on a bridge on river Amstel in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Bicycles parked on a bridge on river Amstel in Amsterdam, Netherlands
January, like December, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is another cold winter month, with temperature in the range of an average low of 2.4°C (36.3°F) and an average high of 5.3°C (41.5°F).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 5.3°C (41.5°F) and an average low-temperature of 2.4°C (36.3°F), January is the coldest month.

Humidity

In Amsterdam, the average relative humidity in January is 85%.

Rainfall

In Amsterdam, during January, the rain falls for 16.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 47mm (1.85") of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 189.3 rainfall days, and 510mm (20.08") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through March, November and December are months with snowfall. In Amsterdam, during January, snow falls for 3 days and regularly aggregates up to 15mm (0.59") of snow. Throughout the year, in Amsterdam, there are 11 snowfall days, and 54mm (2.13") of snow is accumulated.

Sea temperature

Months with the coldest seawater in Amsterdam, Netherlands, are January and February, with an average sea temperature of 6.4°C (43.5°F).
Note: Swimming in 6.4°C (43.5°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

Daylight

In Amsterdam, the average length of the day in January is 8.3h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in January is 3.8h.

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 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 Sun's most intense and consequently most harmful UV radiation during midday hours should be decreased by minimizing exposure and seeking shade. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the coldest month in Amsterdam?

January is the coldest month in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with an average high-temperature of 5.3°C (41.5°F) and an average low-temperature of 2.4°C (36.3°F).

What is the temperature in January in Amsterdam?

In January, in Amsterdam, the average high-temperature is 5.3°C (41.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 2.4°C (36.3°F).

What is the average humidity in January in Amsterdam?

The average relative humidity in January in Amsterdam is 85%.

How much does it rain in Amsterdam in January?

In Amsterdam, in January, during 16.3 rainfall days, 47mm (1.85") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How much does it snow in Amsterdam in January?

In Amsterdam, in January, snow falls for 3 days, with typically accumulated 15mm (0.59") of snow.

What months are the sea coldest in Amsterdam?

Months with the coldest seawater in Amsterdam, Netherlands, are January and February, with an average sea temperature of 6.4°C (43.5°F).

What is the sea water temperature in January in Amsterdam?

In January, the average sea temperature in Amsterdam is 6.4°C (43.5°F). Swimming in 6.4°C (43.5°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

How many hours of daylight does Amsterdam have in January?

In January, the average length of the day in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is 8.3h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Amsterdam?

The average sunshine in January is 3.8h.

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

Months with the lowest UV index in Amsterdam, Netherlands, are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 2.

How high is the UV index in January in Amsterdam?

In Amsterdam, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average high temperature in January: 5.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (21.6°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (5.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 2.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (15°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (2°C).

Average pressure in January - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average pressure in January: 1014.6mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is September (1016.8mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is November (1011.2mbar).

Average wind speed in January - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average wind speed in January: 19.5km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is December (20.4km/h).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (13.2km/h).

Average humidity in January - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average humidity in January: 85%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (86%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (75%).

Average rainfall in January - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average rainfall in January: 47mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (55mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is April (18mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average rainfall days in January: 16.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (18.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is April (12.2 days).

Average snowfall in January - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average snowfall in January: 15mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (22mm).
Months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

Average snowfall days in January - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average snowfall days in January: 3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (3.8 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average sea temperature in January - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average sea temperature in January: 6.4°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (18.3°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January and February (6.4°C).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average daylight in January: 8.3h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16.7h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 7.8h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 3.8h

Months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 9.7h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 3.5h).

Average sunshine days in January - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average sunshine days in January: 11.2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is March (15.1 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is December (8 days).

Average UV index in January - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average UV index in January: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 2).

Average cloud cover in January - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average cloud cover in January: 63

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 66).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 40).

Average visibility in January - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average visibility in January: 9km

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