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

January weather forecast and Climate
Fairbanks, AK

January usually has the coldest temperatures of the year in Fairbanks with the average temperatures in the astonishingly low range of -17°F (-27.2°C) to 1°F (-17.2°C). Ice fog is common as the cold air stays at the bottom of the low-lying Tanana valley.
January records 10" (254mm) of snowfall as the snowpack thickens in Fairbanks. A few days may clock above freezing due to warm Chinook winds from the Gulf of Alaska in the south. The weak daily sunshine lasts for hardly 2 hours.
Wear mittens and layers of insulation, but be careful not to overheat, as perspiration will make clothes damp and chilly!
  • The average high temperature in January: 1.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (72.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (1.1°F).

  • The average low temperature in January: -16.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (52.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-16.9°F).

  • The average humidity in January: 69.3%

The month with the highest relative humidity is October (74.1%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is May (50.2%).

  • The average rainfall in January: 0.6"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (2.2").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are March and April (0.3").

  • The average rainfall days in January: 8.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (13.3 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is April (3.6 days).

  • The average snowfall in January: 10.3"

The month with the highest snowfall is November (13.2").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July and August (0").

  • The average snowfall days in January: 10.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (11.9 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

  • The average daylight in January: 5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 21h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4h).

  • The average sunshine in January: 1.7h

The month with most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 11.1h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 1.2h).

  • The average UV index in January: 0

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 4).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).