January weather forecast
Gothenburg, Sweden

The city hall and the German Church in Gothenburg, Sweden
The city hall and the German Church in Gothenburg, Sweden

Weather in January

January, like December, in Gothenburg, Sweden, is another cold winter month, with an average temperature fluctuating between 2.3°C (36.1°F) and -2°C (28.4°F).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 2.3°C (36.1°F) and an average low-temperature of -2°C (28.4°F), January is the coldest month.

Rainfall

In Gothenburg, it is raining for 15 days, with typically 68mm (2.68") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Gothenburg, there are 163 rainfall days, and 791mm (31.14") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Gothenburg, the average water temperature is 3.3°C (37.9°F).
Note: For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

Daylight

The average length of the day in January is 7h and 23min.
On the first day of January, sunrise is at 08:55 and sunset at 15:36. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 08:16 and sunset at 16:34 CET.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine in Gothenburg, Sweden, is 1.4h.

UV index

January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 0 translate into the following recommendations:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged sun exposure. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Gothenburg?

January is the coldest month in Gothenburg, with an average high-temperature of 2.3°C (36.1°F) and an average low-temperature of -2°C (28.4°F).

What is the temperature in January in Gothenburg?

In January, in Gothenburg, Sweden, the average high-temperature is 2.3°C (36.1°F), and the average low-temperature is -2°C (28.4°F).

How many days does it rain in January in Gothenburg?

In Gothenburg, Sweden, in January, it is raining for 15 days, with typically 68mm (2.68") of accumulated precipitation.

How cold is the water in January in Gothenburg?

In Gothenburg, in January, the average water temperature is 3.3°C (37.9°F). For swimming, this is considered life-threatening and very dangerous. The water feels painfully cold, and hyperventilation quickly occurs. A specialized swimsuit is mandatory to reduce thermal damage.

How many hours of daylight does Gothenburg have in January?

The average day length in January in Gothenburg, Sweden, is 7h and 23min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in January in Gothenburg?

On the first day of January in Gothenburg, sunrise is at 08:55 and sunset at 15:36. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 08:16 and sunset at 16:34 CET.

How long on average sun shines in January in Gothenburg?

In January, the average sunshine duration is 1.4h.

When is the lowest UV index in Gothenburg?

The months with the lowest UV index in Gothenburg, Sweden, are January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Gothenburg?

In Gothenburg, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 0. 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 daylight
Average sunshine
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Average temperature in January
Gothenburg, Sweden

Average temperature in January - Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Average high temperature in January: 2.3°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (22.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (2.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: -2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (14.9°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-2.1°C).

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Average rainfall in January
Gothenburg, Sweden

Average rainfall in January - Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Average rainfall in January: 68mm

The wettest months (with the highest rainfall) are October and November (87mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (41mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Gothenburg, Sweden

Average rainfall days in January - Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Average rainfall days in January: 15 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is December (17 days).
The months with the least rainy days are March and May (10 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
Gothenburg, Sweden

Average sea temperature in January - Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Average sea temperature in January: 3.3°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (18.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (2.6°C).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Gothenburg, Sweden

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Average daylight in January: 7h and 23min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 17h and 58min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 6h and 41min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 1h and 24min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 8h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1h and 0min).

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Average UV index in January
Gothenburg, Sweden

Average UV index in January - Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Average UV index in January: 0

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 0).

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