January weather forecast
Basel, Switzerland

The Rhine River passing through the city of Basel in Switzerland, with a view of the red stone Munster Cathedral building
The Rhine River passing through the city of Basel in Switzerland, with a view of the red stone Munster Cathedral building

Weather in January

January, like December, in Basel, Switzerland, is another cold winter month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 4.5°C (40.1°F) and an average low of -1.1°C (30°F).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 4.5°C (40.1°F) and an average low-temperature of -1.1°C (30°F), January is the coldest month.

Humidity

In January, the average relative humidity in Basel is 81%.

Rainfall

In Basel, Switzerland,, it is raining for 9.3 days, with typically 47mm (1.85") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Basel, there are 120.4 rainfall days, and 843mm (33.19") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall in Basel. In Basel, snow falls for 3 days, with typically accumulated 89mm (3.5") of snow. In Basel, during the entire year, snow falls for 11.1 days, and aggregates up to 369mm (14.53") of snow.

Daylight

In Basel, the average length of the day in January is 9h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in January is 2.3h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 1 interpret into the following advice:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from sun exposure. 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 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Basel?

January is the coldest month in Basel, with an average high-temperature of 4.5°C (40.1°F) and an average low-temperature of -1.1°C (30°F).

What is the average humidity in January in Basel?

In January, the average relative humidity is 81%.

How much does it rain in Basel in January?

In January, in Basel, the rain falls for 9.3 days. Throughout January, 47mm (1.85") of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Basel in January?

In Basel, in January, snow falls for 3 days, with typically accumulated 89mm (3.5") of snow.

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

The average length of the day in January is 9h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Basel?

In Basel, the average sunshine in January is 2.3h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Basel?

January, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index in Basel, Switzerland.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Basel?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in January
Basel, Switzerland

Average temperature in January - Basel, Switzerland
  • Average high temperature in January: 4.5°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (25.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (4.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: -1.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (14.5°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-1.1°C).

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Average humidity in January
Basel, Switzerland

Average humidity in January - Basel, Switzerland
  • Average humidity in January: 81%

Months with the highest relative humidity are November and December (82%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (68%).

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Average rainfall in January
Basel, Switzerland

Average rainfall in January - Basel, Switzerland
  • Average rainfall in January: 47mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (99mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is February (45mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Basel, Switzerland

Average rainfall days in January - Basel, Switzerland
  • Average rainfall days in January: 9.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (12.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (8.4 days).

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Average snowfall in January
Basel, Switzerland

Average snowfall in January - Basel, Switzerland
  • Average snowfall in January: 89mm

The month with the highest snowfall is February (115mm).
Months with the least snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0mm).

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Average snowfall days in January
Basel, Switzerland

Average snowfall days in January - Basel, Switzerland
  • Average snowfall days in January: 3 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (3 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are May, June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Basel, Switzerland

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Basel, Switzerland
  • Average daylight in January: 9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.9h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.5h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 2.3h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 7.2h).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1.7h).

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Average UV index in January
Basel, Switzerland

Average UV index in January - Basel, Switzerland
  • Average UV index in January: 1

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, November and December (UV index 1).

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