January weather forecast
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bicycles parked on a bridge on river Amstel in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Bicycles parked on a bridge on river Amstel in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Weather in January

January, like December, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is a wintry winter month, with an average temperature varying between 5.3°C (41.5°F) and 2.4°C (36.3°F).

Temperature

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

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Amsterdam, Netherlands, it is raining for 16.3 days, with typically 47mm (1.85") of accumulated precipitation. In Amsterdam, during the entire year, the rain falls for 189.3 days and collects up to 510mm (20.08") of precipitation.

Snowfall

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

Sea temperature

The 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: 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.

Daylight

The average length of the day in January in Amsterdam is 8h and 19min.
On the first day of January, sunrise is at 08:50 and sunset at 16:37. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 08:22 and sunset at 17:24 CET.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in January in Amsterdam 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 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health hazard from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for the ordinary 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 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. 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 Amsterdam?

The coldest month in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is January, 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 average humidity in January in Amsterdam?

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

How many days does it rain in January in Amsterdam?

In Amsterdam, Netherlands, in January, it is raining for 16.3 days, with typically 47mm (1.85") of accumulated precipitation.

How many days does it snow in January in Amsterdam?

In Amsterdam, in January, during 3 snowfall days, 15mm (0.59") of snow is typically accumulated.

When is the sea coldest in Amsterdam?

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

How cold is the water in January in Amsterdam?

In January, the average sea temperature is 6.4°C (43.5°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.

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

The average day length in January is 8h and 19min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in January in Amsterdam?

In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 08:50 and sunset at 16:37. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 08:22 and sunset at 17:24 CET.

How many hours of sunshine does Amsterdam have in January?

In Amsterdam, the average sunshine duration in January is 3.8h.

When is the lowest UV index in Amsterdam?

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

What is the UV index reading in January in Amsterdam?

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

Average temperature in January
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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).

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Average pressure in January
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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).

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Average wind speed in January
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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).

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Average humidity in January
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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%).

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Average rainfall in January
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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).

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Average rainfall days in January
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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).

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Average snowfall in January
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

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

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Average snowfall days in January
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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).
The months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average daylight in January: 8h and 19min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16h and 43min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 7h and 47min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 3.8h

The 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).

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Average sunshine days in January
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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).

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Average UV index in January
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

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

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Average cloud cover in January
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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).

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Average visibility in January
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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

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

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