Iqaluit
Canada
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Iqaluit, Canada

January is a dangerously cold winter month in Iqaluit, Canada, with average temperature fluctuating between -22.8°C (-9°F) and -30.9°C (-23.6°F).

Temperature

In Iqaluit, the average high-temperature decreases, from an arctic cold -17°C (1.4°F) in December, to a dangerously cold -22.8°C (-9°F). In Iqaluit, the average low-temperature is -30.9°C (-23.6°F).

Humidity

In January, the average relative humidity is 65.3%.

Rainfall

In Iqaluit rain does not fall through March and December.

Snowfall

January through June, August through December are months with snowfall in Iqaluit.

Sea temperature

January through March, with an average sea temperature of -2°C (28.4°F), are months with the coldest seawater. 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.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day is 5.8h.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine is 1h.

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0, are months with the lowest UV index in Iqaluit. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
The daily maximum UV index of 0 in January 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 solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in January in Iqaluit?

In January, in Iqaluit, the average high-temperature is -22.8°C (-9°F), and the average low-temperature is -30.9°C (-23.6°F).

What is the average humidity in January in Iqaluit?

In Iqaluit, the average relative humidity in January is 65.3%.

What is the driest month in Iqaluit?

January through March and December are months without rainfall in Iqaluit, Canada.

How much does it snow in Iqaluit in January?

In Iqaluit, in January, snow falls for 12.2 days, with typically accumulated 217mm (8.5") of snow.

When is the sea coldest in Iqaluit?

January through March, with an average sea temperature of -2°C (28.4°F), are months with the coldest seawater in Iqaluit. For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

What is the water temperature in January in Iqaluit?

In January, the average sea temperature in Iqaluit, Canada, is -2°C (28.4°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 Iqaluit have in January?

In Iqaluit, Canada, the average length of the day in January is 5.8h.

How many hours of sunshine does Iqaluit have in January?

In Iqaluit, Canada, the average sunshine in January is 1h.

When is the lowest UV index in Iqaluit?

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0, are months with the lowest UV index in Iqaluit.

How high is the UV index in January in Iqaluit?

The average daily maximum UV index in January in Iqaluit, Canada, is 0. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average high temperature in January: -22.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (12.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-23.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: -30.9°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (4.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-31.7°C).

Average humidity in January - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average humidity in January: 65.3%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (78.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is February (64.6%).

Average rainfall in January - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average rainfall in January: 0mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (68.6mm).
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are January, February, March and December (0mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in January: 0 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (16.7 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, March and December (0 days).

Average snowfall in January - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average snowfall in January: 217mm

The month with the highest snowfall is April (315mm).
The month with the lowest snowfall is July (0mm).

Average snowfall days in January - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in January: 12.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (13.8 days).
The month with the lowest number of snowfall days is July (0.1 days).

Average sea temperature in January - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in January: -2°C

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (3°C).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February and March (-2°C).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average daylight in January: 5.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 20.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4.6h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 1h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 7.6h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 0.4h).

Average UV index in January - Iqaluit, Canada
  • Average UV index in January: 0

Months with the highest UV index are May, June and July (UV index 4).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).