Amsterdam
Netherlands
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bicycles parked on a bridge on river Amstel in Amsterdam, Netherlands, overlooking beautiful banks and distant city buildings
Bicycles parked on a bridge on river Amstel in Amsterdam, Netherlands, overlooking beautiful banks and distant city buildings
January is a cold winter month in Amsterdam, Netherlands, with the average temperatures in the 0.6°C (33.1°F) to 5.6°C (42.1°F) zone. The conditions are moist due to the everlasting rain which registers 66mm (2.6") during the month.
Visitor footfalls are less in January, barring the New Year week as the skies are gloomy with only 2 hours of daily sunshine. Prevailing easterly winds and proximity to large water bodies prevent extreme cold temperatures. Frost is frequent on cold nights, but Amsterdam tends to be at least -15°C (5°F) warmer than neighboring places. Snowfall may surprise tourists in January in Amsterdam.

What is the coldest month in Amsterdam?

With an average high-temperature of 5.8°C (42.4°F) and an average low-temperature of 0.8°C (33.4°F), January is the coldest month in Amsterdam.

What is the temperature in January in Amsterdam?

The average high-temperature, in January, is 5.8°C (42.4°F), while the average low-temperature is 0.8°C (33.4°F).

What is the average humidity in January in Amsterdam?

In January, the average relative humidity in Amsterdam, Netherlands, is 88%.

How much does it rain in Amsterdam in January?

In Amsterdam, Netherlands, during January, the rain falls for 12 days and regularly aggregates up to 66.6mm (2.6") of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in January in Amsterdam?

In Amsterdam, during January, snow falls for 6 days.

When does it snow the most in Amsterdam?

Months with the most snowfall days in Amsterdam, Netherlands, are January and February, with an average of 6 snowfall days.

What months are 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. Swimming in 6.4°C (43.5°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

What is the sea water temperature in January in Amsterdam?

In Amsterdam, the average seawater temperature in January is 6.4°C (43.5°F). Swimming in 6.4°C (43.5°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

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

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

How long on average sun shines in January in Amsterdam?

In Amsterdam, the average sunshine in January is 2h.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Amsterdam?

In Amsterdam, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 1. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average high temperature in January: 5.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (22.1°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (5.8°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 0.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (12°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (0.5°C).

Average humidity in January - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average humidity in January: 88%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (90%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (76%).

Average rainfall in January - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average rainfall in January: 66.6mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (89.6mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (40.9mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average rainfall days in January: 12 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are October, November and December (13 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (9 days).

Average snowfall days in January - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average snowfall days in January: 6 days

Months with the highest number of snowfall days are January and February (6 days).
Months with the lowest number of 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).
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 shortest days is December (Average daylight: 7.8h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 2h

The month with most sunshine is May (Average sunshine: 7.2h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1.6h).

Average UV index in January - Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Average UV index in January: 1

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 6).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 0).