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

January weather forecast and climate
Homer, AK

A drone shot of the scenic Homer Spit region in Homer, Alaska, overlooking the calm seawater and distant mountain ranges
A drone shot of the scenic Homer Spit region in Homer, Alaska, overlooking the calm seawater and distant mountain ranges
January, like December, is another subzero cold winter month in Homer, Alaska, with temperature in the range of an average high of 30.7°F (-0.7°C) and an average low of 18.9°F (-7.3°C).

Temperature

With an average high-temperature of 30.7°F (-0.7°C) and an average low-temperature of 18.9°F (-7.3°C), January is the coldest month.

Rainfall

In Homer, it is raining for 14.8 days, with typically 2.6" (66.3mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Homer, during the entire year, the rain falls for 150.8 days and collects up to 24.3" (616.2mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through April, October through December are months with snowfall in Homer. In Homer, in January, during 8.1 snowfall days, 9.3" (236.2mm) of snow is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 37.1 snowfall days, and 49.8" (1264.8mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Homer, the average seawater temperature in January is 41°F (5°C).
Note: At temperatures below 50°F (10°C), swimming in a suitably protected swimsuit is feasible; otherwise, cold shock and loss of breathing control are imminent. Even a short swim, without thermal protection, at temperatures around 55.4°F (13°C) is not comfortable.

Daylight

In Homer, the average length of the day is 7h.

Sunshine

In Homer, the average sunshine is 3h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index in Homer, Alaska, are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 0 translate into the following recommendations:
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. Sun-protective clothing, a long-sleeved shirt and pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and UVA and UVB-blocking sunglasses are particularly helpful in blocking UV radiation's harmful effects. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.

What is the coldest month in Homer?

January is the coldest month in Homer, Alaska, with an average high-temperature of 30.7°F (-0.7°C) and an average low-temperature of 18.9°F (-7.3°C).

What is the temperature in January in Homer?

The average high-temperature, in January, is 30.7°F (-0.7°C), while the average low-temperature is 18.9°F (-7.3°C).

How many days does it rain in January in Homer?

In Homer, Alaska, in January, during 14.8 rainfall days, 2.6" (66.3mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How much does it snow in Homer in January?

In Homer, Alaska, in January, snow falls for 8.1 days, with typically accumulated 9.3" (236.2mm) of snow.

What is the ocean temperature in January in Homer?

In January, the average ocean temperature in Homer, Alaska, is 41°F (5°C). Swimming in 41°F (5°C) is considered life-threatening. Even a few minutes in 55.4°F (13°C) water is uncomfortable, and swimming below 50°F (10°C) 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 Homer?

In Homer, the average length of the day in January is 7h.

How long on average sun shines in January in Homer?

In Homer, Alaska, the average sunshine in January is 3h.

When is the lowest UV index in Homer?

Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 0.

What is the UV index reading in January in Homer?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index is 0. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - Homer, AK
  • Average high temperature in January: 30.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (61.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (30.8°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 18.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (48.3°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (18.9°F).

Average rainfall in January - Homer, AK
  • Average rainfall in January: 2.6"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (3.3").
Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are May and June (0.8").

Average rainfall days in January - Homer, AK
  • Average rainfall days in January: 14.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (15.9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is May (9.3 days).

Average snowfall in January - Homer, AK
  • Average snowfall in January: 9.3"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (11.1").
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in January - Homer, AK
  • Average snowfall days in January: 8.1 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (8.1 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average sea temperature in January - Homer, AK
  • Average sea temperature in January: 41°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (54°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (39°F).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Homer, AK
  • Average daylight in January: 7h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 18.6h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 6.1h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 3h

Months with most sunshine are May and June (Average sunshine: 9h).
The month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 2h).

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

Months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 0).