Vancouver
Canada
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 a frosty winter month, with average temperature fluctuating between 1.4°C (34.5°F) and 6.9°C (44.4°F).

Temperature

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

Humidity

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

Rainfall

In Vancouver, during 18.4 rainfall days, 157.5mm (6.2") of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Vancouver, during the entire year, the rain falls for 165.1 days and collects up to 1153.1mm (45.4") of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through April, October through December.

Sea temperature

In January, the average sea temperature 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.

Daylight

The average length of the day in Vancouver, Canada, is 8.8h.

Sunshine

In Vancouver, 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 reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for average individuals.
The average daily UV index of 1 transform into the following instructions:
People with sensitive skin, children, and babies should always be protected from prolonged 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.

What is the temperature in January in Vancouver?

In January, in Vancouver, Canada, 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?

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

What is the average humidity in January in Vancouver?

The average relative humidity in January is 81.2%.

How much does it rain in Vancouver in January?

In Vancouver, in January, during 18.4 rainfall days, 157.5mm (6.2") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How much does it snow in Vancouver in January?

In Vancouver, in January, during 2.6 snowfall days, 111mm (4.4") of snow is typically accumulated.

What is the sea water temperature in January in Vancouver?

In Vancouver, Canada, the average seawater temperature in January 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.

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

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

How many hours of sunshine does Vancouver have in January?

In Vancouver, the average sunshine in January is 1.9h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Vancouver?

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index in Vancouver, Canada.

How high is the UV index in January in Vancouver?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Vancouver, Canada, is 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.
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).