January weather forecast and climate
Raleigh, NC

A view of the George Washington statue overlooking the city buildings of Raleigh, North Carolina
A view of the George Washington statue overlooking the city buildings of Raleigh, North Carolina
January is the coldest month of the year in Raleigh, with the average low temperature at a chilly 31°F (-0.6°C) and many freezing nights.
New Year is chilly as snowflakes drop to the ground lightly. The snowfall registers 2.9" (73.7mm) in January, the heaviest of the year, mostly spread throughout a day or two. The ground is hard and occasionally freezes during the coldest part of the year as the 3.5" (88.9mm) of rainfall brings sleet along with it. The days are short, with 5.5 hours of daily sunlight, and the skies are cloudy for long periods.
Pack warm winter coats for the crispy January air when Raleigh offers discounted accommodations.

What is the coldest month in Raleigh?

With an average high-temperature of 50.9°F (10.5°C) and an average low-temperature of 30.9°F (-0.6°C), January is the coldest month in Raleigh.

What is the temperature in January in Raleigh?

In Raleigh, in January, the average high-temperature is 50.9°F (10.5°C), and the average low-temperature is 30.9°F (-0.6°C).
Average temperature in January - Raleigh, NC
  • Average high temperature in January: 10.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (32.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (10.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: -0.6°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (21.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-0.6°C).

Average humidity in January - Raleigh, NC
  • Average humidity in January: 66.5%

The month with the highest relative humidity is August (77.9%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (61.7%).

Average rainfall in January - Raleigh, NC
  • Average rainfall in January: 88.9mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (120.1mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is April (74.2mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Raleigh, NC
  • Average rainfall days in January: 9.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (11.9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is October (7.3 days).

Average snowfall in January - Raleigh, NC
  • Average snowfall in January: 73.7mm

The month with the highest snowfall is January (73.7mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

Average snowfall days in January - Raleigh, NC
  • Average snowfall days in January: 1.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (1.3 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Raleigh, NC
  • Average daylight in January: 10.1h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.8h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 5.3h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 8.9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5.1h).

Average UV index in January - Raleigh, NC
  • Average UV index in January: 3

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 10).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 2).

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