January weather forecast and climate
Iqaluit, Canada

What is the temperature in January in Iqaluit?

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

How many days does it snow in January in Iqaluit?

In January, in Iqaluit, it is snowing for 12.2 days. Throughout January, 217mm (8.5") of snow is accumulated.

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. 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, in Iqaluit, the average sea 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.
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).

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