Weather in January
is the coldest month of the year in Saint Pierre and Miquelon
. The islands' geographical proximity to Newfoundland and Labrador in Canada, situated in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, contributes to their experiencing similar winter conditions. During this time, average temperatures are consistently below freezing, typically hovering around -5°C. It is common for temperatures to drop even further during cold spells, creating frigid conditions.
Compared to December
, the previous month, January sees a slight decrease in temperature. However, this difference is typically negligible, and both months share harsh winter conditions. Conversely, moving into February
, the subsequent month, temperatures remain relatively stable with only a slight increase expected towards the end of the month.
January in Saint Pierre and Miquelon sees significant snowfall. It is one of the snowiest months of the year, and blizzards can occur, sometimes leading to travel disruptions. The weather during this month tends to be quite volatile, with possible clear, sunny days quickly giving way to snowstorms.
The towns of Saint-Pierre, the capital, and Miquelon-Langlade, the largest island in the archipelago, experience similar weather patterns during January, with substantial snowfall and temperatures well below freezing. Visitors during this time should prepare for winter conditions and take note that the reduced daylight hours of winter may limit outdoor activities.
- Saint-Pierre - January »
The months with the lowest humidity in Saint-Pierre are January, November and December, with an average relative humidity of 79%. In Saint-Pierre in January, during 7.3 rainfall days, 64mm of precipitation is typically accumulated.
- Miquelon-Langlade - January »
In Miquelon-Langlade in January, during 8 rainfall days, 124mm of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Miquelon-Langlade, in January, it is raining for 8 days, with typically 124mm of accumulated precipitation.
- Langlade Island - January »
January ushers in an average high-temperature of a freezing cold -0.1°C in Langlade Island aligning closely with the preceding month. On the last day of January, in Langlade Island, sunrise is at 08:10 and sunset at 17:46 -03.