Vancouver
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Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Vancouver, Canada

Aerial view of the Coal Harbor and trees of Stanley Park, with the city of Vancouver, Canada
Aerial view of the Coal Harbor and trees of Stanley Park, with the city of Vancouver, Canada
January, the same as December, in Vancouver, Canada, is another chilly winter month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 6.9°C (44.4°F) and an average low of 1.4°C (34.5°F).

Temperature

In Vancouver, Canada, the average high-temperature in January is almost the same as in December - a still frosty 6.9°C (44.4°F). In Vancouver, Canada, in January, the average low-temperature is 1.4°C (34.5°F).

Humidity

January is the most humid month, with an average relative humidity of 81.2%.

Rainfall

In Vancouver, in January, it is raining for 18.4 days, with typically 157.5mm (6.2") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Vancouver, there are 165.1 rainfall days, and 1153.1mm (45.4") of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Vancouver are January through April, October through December. In Vancouver, in January, snow falls for 2.6 days, with typically accumulated 111mm (4.4") of snow. Throughout the year, there are 8.7 snowfall days, and 381mm (15") of snow is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Vancouver, the average water temperature is 6.9°C (44.4°F).
Note: Swimming in 6.9°C (44.4°F) is considered dangerous. Unprotected immersion in temperatures below 10°C (50°F) causes quickly maximum intensity cold shock with hyperventilation.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day is 8.8h.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine is 1.9h.

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 1 translate into the following recommendations:
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. 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 Vancouver?

In Vancouver, Canada, in January, the average high-temperature is 6.9°C (44.4°F), and the average low-temperature is 1.4°C (34.5°F).

What is the most humid month in Vancouver?

With an average relative humidity of 81.2%, January is the most humid month in Vancouver, Canada.

What is the average humidity in January in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, Canada, the average relative humidity in January is 81.2%.

How much does it rain in Vancouver in January?

In January, in Vancouver, the rain falls for 18.4 days. Throughout January, 157.5mm (6.2") of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Vancouver in January?

In Vancouver, during January, snow falls for 2.6 days and regularly aggregates up to 111mm (4.4") of snow.

What is the water temperature in January in Vancouver?

In January, the average sea temperature in Vancouver is 6.9°C (44.4°F). Swimming in 6.9°C (44.4°F) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 13°C (55.4°F) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 10°C (50°F) may cause total loss of breathing control and cold shock, depending on a person's physique.

How many hours of daylight does Vancouver have in January?

In January, the average length of the day is 8.8h.

How many hours of sunshine does Vancouver have in January?

The average sunshine in January is 1.9h.

When is the lowest UV index in Vancouver?

Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

What is the UV index reading in January in Vancouver?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Vancouver, Canada, is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average high temperature in January: 6.9°C

Warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are July and August (22.2°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is December (6.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 1.4°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (13.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is December (0.8°C).

Average humidity in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average humidity in January: 81.2%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (81.2%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (61.4%).

Average rainfall in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average rainfall in January: 157.5mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is November (185.8mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is July (35.6mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average rainfall days in January: 18.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is November (19.9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is July (6.3 days).

Average snowfall in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average snowfall in January: 111mm

The month with the highest snowfall is December (148mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0mm).

Average snowfall days in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average snowfall days in January: 2.6 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (2.8 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

Average sea temperature in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average sea temperature in January: 6.9°C

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (11.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (6.8°C).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average daylight in January: 8.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 16.2h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8.3h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 1.9h

The month with most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9.3h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1.8h).

Average UV index in January - Vancouver, Canada
  • Average UV index in January: 1

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 1).