Barrow
Alaska, USA
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Barrow, AK

January is a life-threatening cold winter month in Barrow, Alaska, with temperature in the range of an average high of -7.2°F (-21.8°C) and an average low of -19.5°F (-28.6°C).

Temperature

In Barrow, the average high-temperature marginally drops, from an arctic cold -1.8°F (-18.8°C) in December, to a dangerously cold -7.2°F (-21.8°C). In Barrow, the average low-temperature is -19.5°F (-28.6°C).

Rainfall

In Barrow, during January, the rain falls for 5 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.1" (3.3mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 91 rainfall days, and 4.5" (113.3mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through December are months with snowfall. In Barrow, Alaska, 2.8" (71.1mm) of snow is typically accumulated. In Barrow, during the entire year, snow aggregates up to 38.3" (972.7mm).

Ocean temperature

Months with the coldest seawater in Barrow are January through June and December, with an average ocean temperature of 28.4°F (-2°C).
Note: 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

The average length of the day in January is 0.9h.

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine are January and December, with an average of 0h of sunshine.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Barrow are January, February, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 0. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The average daily UV index of 0 in January transform into the following instructions:
For the majority, extended sun exposure is not of great concern. Infants and people with sensitive skin must always 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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the temperature in January in Barrow?

In January, in Barrow, Alaska, the average high-temperature is -7.2°F (-21.8°C), and the average low-temperature is -19.5°F (-28.6°C).

How many days does it rain in January in Barrow?

In Barrow, Alaska, during January, the rain falls for 5 days and regularly aggregates up to 0.1" (3.3mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Barrow in January?

In Barrow, Alaska, in January, 2.8" (71.1mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

What are the months with the coldest ocean in Barrow?

January through June and December, with an average ocean temperature of 28.4°F (-2°C), are months with the coldest seawater in Barrow.

What is the water temperature in January in Barrow?

In January, the average ocean temperature in Barrow is 28.4°F (-2°C). For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

How many hours of daylight does Barrow have in January?

In Barrow, Alaska, the average length of the day in January is 0.9h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Barrow?

January and December, with an average of 0h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine in Barrow.

How long on average sun shines in January in Barrow?

In January, the average sunshine in Barrow is 0h.

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

Months with the lowest UV index in Barrow, Alaska, are January, February, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 0.

How high is the UV index in January in Barrow?

The average daily maximum UV index in January in Barrow is 0. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - Barrow, AK
  • Average high temperature in January: -7.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (46.9°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (-8°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: -19.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (34.8°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is February (-20.4°F).

Average rainfall in January - Barrow, AK
  • Average rainfall in January: 0.1"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (1.1").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are January, February, March and December (0.1").

Average rainfall days in January - Barrow, AK
  • Average rainfall days in January: 5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is October (13 days).
Months with the lowest number of rainy days are January, February, March and April (5 days).

Average snowfall in January - Barrow, AK
  • Average snowfall in January: 2.8"

The month with the highest snowfall is October (8.8").
The month with the lowest snowfall is July (0.2").

Average sea temperature in January - Barrow, AK
  • Average sea temperature in January: 28°F

Best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are August and September (36°F).
Coldest months (with the lowest average sea temperature) are January, February, March, April, May, June and December (28°F).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Barrow, AK
  • Average daylight in January: 0.9h

Months with the longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 24h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 0h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 0h

Months with most sunshine are May, June and July (Average sunshine: 10h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 0).

Average UV index in January - Barrow, AK
  • Average UV index in January: 0

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 3).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, October, November and December (UV index 0).