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

January weather forecast and climate
Fairbanks, AK

Buildings and trees making the scenic Fairbanks City in Alaska, seen from across the Chena River
Buildings and trees making the scenic Fairbanks City in Alaska, seen from across the Chena River
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!

What is the coldest month in Fairbanks?

The coldest month in Fairbanks is January, with an average high-temperature of 1°F (-17.2°C) and an average low-temperature of -17°F (-27.2°C).

What is the temperature in January in Fairbanks?

In January, in Fairbanks, the average high-temperature is 1°F (-17.2°C), and the average low-temperature is -17°F (-27.2°C).

What is the average humidity in January in Fairbanks?

In Fairbanks, the average relative humidity in January is 69.3%.

How much does it rain in Fairbanks in January?

In Fairbanks, Alaska, in January, during 8.5 rainfall days, 0.6" (14.7mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How much does it snow in Fairbanks in January?

In Fairbanks, in January, snow falls for 10.1 days, with typically accumulated 10.3" (261.6mm) of snow.

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

In January, the average length of the day is 5.4h.

How many hours of sunshine does Fairbanks have in January?

The average sunshine in January in Fairbanks, Alaska, is 1.7h.

When is the lowest UV index in Fairbanks?

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0, are months with the lowest UV index in Fairbanks, Alaska.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Fairbanks?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Fairbanks, Alaska, is 0. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - Fairbanks, AK
  • 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).

  • 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).

Average humidity in January - Fairbanks, AK
  • 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%).

Average rainfall in January - Fairbanks, AK
  • 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").

Average rainfall days in January - Fairbanks, AK
  • 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).

Average snowfall in January - Fairbanks, AK
  • 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").

Average snowfall days in January - Fairbanks, AK
  • 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).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Fairbanks, AK
  • Average daylight in January: 5.4h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 21.5h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 4h).

  • 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).

Average UV index in January - Fairbanks, AK
  • 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).