January weather forecast and climate
Columbus, OH

An evening autumn view of the cityscape of Columbus, Ohio, from the water and over the bridge
An evening autumn view of the cityscape of Columbus, Ohio, from the water and over the bridge
January is the coldest and snowiest month of the year in Columbus. The average temperatures are in the cold range of 23°F (-5°C) to 37°F (2.8°C), and many days remain below the freezing temperature of 32°F (0°C), while nights drop below 20°F (-6.7°C).
January registers 9.2" (233.7mm) of snow, and the precipitation in the form of a frozen mixture records 2.7" (68.6mm). The 10-hour short days receive less than 4 hours of sunshine, as the skies tend to be mostly cloudy. New Year brings severe cold to Columbus, and there is a fair chance of an ice storm approaching the city.

What is the coldest month in Columbus?

With an average high-temperature of 36.5°F (2.5°C) and an average low-temperature of 22.6°F (-5.2°C), January is the coldest month in Columbus.

What is the temperature in January in Columbus?

In Columbus, Ohio, in January, the average high-temperature is 36.5°F (2.5°C), and the average low-temperature is 22.6°F (-5.2°C).

What is the average humidity in January in Columbus?

In January, the average relative humidity is 71.4%.

How many days does it rain in January in Columbus?

In Columbus, Ohio, during January, the rain falls for 14 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.7" (69.3mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in January in Columbus?

In January, in Columbus, Ohio, it is snowing for 9.1 days. Throughout January, 9.2" (233.7mm) of snow is accumulated.

When does it snow the most in Columbus?

The month with the most snowfall is January when snow falls for 9.1 days and typically aggregates up to 9.2" (233.7mm) of snow.

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

In Columbus, the average length of the day in January is 9.7h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Columbus?

In Columbus, Ohio, the average sunshine in January is 3.6h.

How high is the UV index in January in Columbus?

In January, the average UV index in Columbus is 2.
Average temperature in January - Columbus, OH
  • Average high temperature in January: 2.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (29.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (2.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: -5.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (18.6°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-5.2°C).

Average humidity in January - Columbus, OH
  • Average humidity in January: 71.4%

The month with the highest relative humidity is December (74.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (62.5%).

Average rainfall in January - Columbus, OH
  • Average rainfall in January: 69.3mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (121.7mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is February (57.2mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Columbus, OH
  • Average rainfall days in January: 14 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (14 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is September (8.4 days).

Average snowfall in January - Columbus, OH
  • Average snowfall in January: 233.7mm

The month with the highest snowfall is January (233.7mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in January - Columbus, OH
  • Average snowfall days in January: 9.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (9.1 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Columbus, OH
  • Average daylight in January: 9.7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.4h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 3.6h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 8.6h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 2.7h).

Average UV index in January - Columbus, OH
  • Average UV index in January: 2

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 9).
The month with the lowest UV index is December (UV index 1).

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