January weather forecast
Fairbanks, AK

The scenic Fairbanks City in Alaska, seen from across the Chena River
The scenic Fairbanks City in Alaska, seen from across the Chena River

Weather in January

January, like December, is a polar cold winter month in Fairbanks, Alaska, with an average temperature fluctuating between -9°F (-22.8°C) and 2.1°F (-16.6°C).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 2.1°F (-16.6°C) and an average low-temperature of -9°F (-22.8°C), January is the coldest month.

Humidity

In January, the average relative humidity is 92%.

Rainfall

January is the month with the least rainfall in Fairbanks. Rain falls for 3 days and accumulates 0.31" (8mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Fairbanks, Alaska, are January through May, August through December. In Fairbanks, Alaska, during January, snow falls for 9.4 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.09" (53mm) of snow. In Fairbanks, during the entire year, snow falls for 74.3 days and aggregates up to 24.49" (622mm) of snow.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day in Fairbanks is 5h and 20min.
On the first day of January in Fairbanks, sunrise is at 10:53 am and sunset at 2:56 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 9:38 am and sunset at 4:30 pm AKST.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine is 3.4h.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index are January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 1 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Fairbanks?

January is the coldest month in Fairbanks, Alaska, with an average high-temperature of 2.1°F (-16.6°C) and an average low-temperature of -9°F (-22.8°C).

What is the temperature in January in Fairbanks?

In January, in Fairbanks, Alaska, the average high-temperature is 2.1°F (-16.6°C), and the average low-temperature is -9°F (-22.8°C).

What is the average humidity in January in Fairbanks?

In January, the average relative humidity is 92%.

What is the driest month in Fairbanks?

January is the month with the least rainfall in Fairbanks, Alaska. Rain falls for 3 days and accumulates 0.31" (8mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it rain in January in Fairbanks?

In Fairbanks, Alaska, in January, it is raining for 3 days, with typically 0.31" (8mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How many days does it snow in January in Fairbanks?

In Fairbanks, Alaska, in January, during 9.4 snowfall days, 2.09" (53mm) of snow is typically accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Fairbanks have in January?

The average day length in January in Fairbanks, Alaska, is 5h and 20min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in January in Fairbanks?

On the first day of January in Fairbanks, Alaska, sunrise is at 10:53 am and sunset at 2:56 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 9:38 am and sunset at 4:30 pm AKST.

How many hours of sunshine does Fairbanks have in January?

The average sunshine duration in January in Fairbanks is 3.4h.

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

January through March, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index in Fairbanks.

How high is the UV index in January in Fairbanks?

In Fairbanks, Alaska, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 1. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.
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Average temperature in January
Fairbanks, AK

Average temperature in January - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average high temperature in January: 2.1°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (70.7°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (2.1°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: -9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (50.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (-9°F).

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Average pressure in January
Fairbanks, AK

Average pressure in January - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average pressure in January: 29.95"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is February (29.97"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is September (29.77"Hg).

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Average wind speed in January
Fairbanks, AK

Average wind speed in January - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average wind speed in January: 4.3mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is May (5mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are October, November and December (4.2mph).

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Average humidity in January
Fairbanks, AK

Average humidity in January - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average humidity in January: 92%

The month with the highest relative humidity is March (93%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (56%).

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Average rainfall in January
Fairbanks, AK

Average rainfall in January - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average rainfall in January: 0.31"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (2.44").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.31").

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Average rainfall days in January
Fairbanks, AK

Average rainfall days in January - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average rainfall days in January: 3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (16.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (1.8 days).

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Average snowfall in January
Fairbanks, AK

Average snowfall in January - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average snowfall in January: 2.09"

The month with the highest snowfall is November (6.5").
The months with the least snowfall are June and July (0").

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Average snowfall days in January
Fairbanks, AK

Average snowfall days in January - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average snowfall days in January: 9.4 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is November (13.3 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June and July (0 days).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Fairbanks, AK

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average daylight in January: 5h and 20min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 21h and 29min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 3h and 59min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 3h and 24min

The month with the most sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 12h and 6min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 2h and 0min).

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Average sunshine days in January
Fairbanks, AK

Average sunshine days in January - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average sunshine days in January: 21.4 days

The month with the most sunshine days is January (21.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (12.2 days).

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Average UV index in January
Fairbanks, AK

Average UV index in January - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average UV index in January: 1

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, November and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in January
Fairbanks, AK

Average cloud cover in January - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average cloud cover in January: 45

The months with the most cloud cover are March, April and November (Cloud cover 53).
The month with the least cloud cover is May (Cloud cover 39).

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Average visibility in January
Fairbanks, AK

Average visibility in January - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average visibility in January: 4mi

The months with the highest visibility are May, June, July, August, September and October (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, November and December (4mi).

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