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

January weather forecast and climate
Iqaluit, Canada

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

Temperature

In Iqaluit, the average high-temperature in January drops, from a polar cold -17°C (1.4°F) in December, to a life-threatening cold -22.8°C (-9°F). The average low-temperature, in January, is -30.9°C (-23.6°F).

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Iqaluit rain does not fall in January through March and December.

Snowfall

January through June, August through December are months with snowfall. In January, it is snowing for 12.2 days. Throughout January, 217mm (8.5") of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 113.4 snowfall days, and 2293mm (90.3") of snow is accumulated.

Sea temperature

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

Daylight

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

Sunshine

In Iqaluit, the average sunshine is 1h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Iqaluit are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 0 interpret into the following advice:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. 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.

What is the temperature in January in Iqaluit?

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

What is the driest month in Iqaluit?

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

How many days does it snow in January in Iqaluit?

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

What months are 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.

How cold is the water in January in Iqaluit?

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

How long on average sun shines in January in Iqaluit?

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

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

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

What is the UV index reading in January in Iqaluit?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Iqaluit, Canada, is 0. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
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).