January weather forecast
New York, NY

The sunset view over skyscrapers in New York City, USA
The sunset view over skyscrapers in New York City, USA

Weather in January

January, the same as December, is a wintry winter month in New York, New York, with an average temperature ranging between min 26.1°F (-3.3°C) and max 36.5°F (2.5°C).

Temperature

The coldest month is January, with an average high-temperature of 36.5°F (2.5°C) and an average low-temperature of 26.1°F (-3.3°C).

Humidity

The average relative humidity in January is 74%.

Rainfall

The month with the least rainfall is January, when the rain falls for 9.1 days and typically collects 2.17" (55mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in New York are January through April, November and December. In New York, in January, snow falls for 5.8 days, with typically accumulated 1.57" (40mm) of snow. In New York, during the entire year, snow falls for 19.2 days and aggregates up to 7.8" (198mm) of snow.

Ocean temperature

In New York, the average seawater temperature in January is 41.7°F (5.4°C).
Note: Swimming in 41.7°F (5.4°C) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 55.4°F (13°C) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 50°F (10°C) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

Daylight

In New York, the average length of the day in January is 9h and 39min.
On the first day of January in New York, sunrise is at 7:19 am and sunset at 4:39 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:06 am and sunset at 5:12 pm EST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in January in New York, New York, is 5.2h.

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 reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 2 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for the 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in New York?

January is the coldest month in New York, with an average high-temperature of 36.5°F (2.5°C) and an average low-temperature of 26.1°F (-3.3°C).

What is the temperature in January in New York?

The average high-temperature, in January, in New York, is 36.5°F (2.5°C), while the average low-temperature is 26.1°F (-3.3°C).

What is the average humidity in January in New York?

In New York, the average relative humidity in January is 74%.

What is the driest month in New York?

January is the month with the least rainfall. Rain falls for 9.1 days and accumulates 2.17" (55mm) of precipitation.

How much does it rain in New York in January?

In New York, during January, the rain falls for 9.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.17" (55mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in New York in January?

In New York, in January, snow falls for 5.8 days, with typically accumulated 1.57" (40mm) of snow.

How cold is the water in January in New York?

In January, the average ocean temperature is 41.7°F (5.4°C). Swimming in 41.7°F (5.4°C) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 55.4°F (13°C) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 50°F (10°C) 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 New York?

In New York, New York, the average day length in January is 9h and 39min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in January in New York?

In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:19 am and sunset at 4:39 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:06 am and sunset at 5:12 pm EST.

How many hours of sunshine does New York have in January?

The average sunshine duration in January in New York is 5.2h.

When is the lowest UV index in New York?

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

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

In New York, New York, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 2. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in January
New York, NY

Average temperature in January - New York, NY
  • Average high temperature in January: 36.5°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (82.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (36.5°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 26.1°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (69.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (26.1°F).

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Average pressure in January
New York, NY

Average pressure in January - New York, NY
  • Average pressure in January: 30.06"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.1"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.93"Hg).

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Average wind speed in January
New York, NY

Average wind speed in January - New York, NY
  • Average wind speed in January: 9.9mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (9.9mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.6mph).

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Average humidity in January
New York, NY

Average humidity in January - New York, NY
  • Average humidity in January: 74%

The months with the highest relative humidity are February and December (76%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (70%).

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Average rainfall in January
New York, NY

Average rainfall in January - New York, NY
  • Average rainfall in January: 2.17"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (4.02").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (2.17").

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Average rainfall days in January
New York, NY

Average rainfall days in January - New York, NY
  • Average rainfall days in January: 9.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (18.5 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (9.1 days).

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Average snowfall in January
New York, NY

Average snowfall in January - New York, NY
  • Average snowfall in January: 1.57"

The month with the highest snowfall is March (2.64").
The months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in January
New York, NY

Average snowfall days in January - New York, NY
  • Average snowfall days in January: 5.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (5.8 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
New York, NY

Average sea temperature in January - New York, NY
  • Average sea temperature in January: 41.7°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (74.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (39.7°F).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
New York, NY

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - New York, NY
  • Average daylight in January: 9h and 39min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 2min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 19min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 5h and 12min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 4h and 42min).

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Average sunshine days in January
New York, NY

Average sunshine days in January - New York, NY
  • Average sunshine days in January: 17.9 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (17.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (9.8 days).

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Average UV index in January
New York, NY

Average UV index in January - New York, NY
  • Average UV index in January: 2

The months with the highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 6).
The 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 York, NY

Average cloud cover in January - New York, NY
  • Average cloud cover in January: 43

The months with the most cloud cover are February, March and December (Cloud cover 47).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in January
New York, NY

Average visibility in January - New York, NY
  • Average visibility in January: 6mi

The months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (6mi).

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