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

January weather forecast and climate
Seward, AK

Aerial view over the busy Small Boat Harbor in Seward City, Alaska
Aerial view over the busy Small Boat Harbor in Seward City, Alaska
January, like December, is another subzero cold winter month in Seward, Alaska, with average temperature varying between 31.8°F (-0.1°C) and 22.3°F (-5.4°C).

Temperature

The coldest month is January, with an average high-temperature of 31.8°F (-0.1°C) and an average low-temperature of 22.3°F (-5.4°C).

Rainfall

In Seward, during January, the rain falls for 15.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 8.1" (205mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, in Seward, there are 171.6 rainfall days, and 73.3" (1862.4mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall in Seward, Alaska, are January through May, October through December.

Ocean temperature

In Seward, the average seawater temperature is 40.5°F (4.7°C). For swimming, this is considered extremely cold, dangerous, and life-threatening. Unless suitably protected with insulated waterproof clothing, hypothermia quickly occurs.

Daylight

In Seward, the average length of the day in January is 6.9h.

What is the coldest month in Seward?

With an average high-temperature of 31.8°F (-0.1°C) and an average low-temperature of 22.3°F (-5.4°C), January is the coldest month in Seward.

What is the temperature in January in Seward?

In January, in Seward, Alaska, the average high-temperature is 31.8°F (-0.1°C), and the average low-temperature is 22.3°F (-5.4°C).

How much does it rain in Seward in January?

In Seward, during January, the rain falls for 15.1 days and regularly aggregates up to 8.1" (205mm) of precipitation.

How much does it snow in Seward in January?

In January, in Seward, it is snowing for 5.8 days. Throughout January, 12.9" (327.7mm) of snow is accumulated.

What is the ocean temperature in January in Seward?

In Seward, in January, the average water temperature is 40.5°F (4.7°C). 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.

How many hours of daylight does Seward have in January?

In January, the average length of the day is 6.9h.
Average temperature in January - Seward, AK
  • Average high temperature in January: 31.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (61.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (31.8°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 22.3°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (50.7°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (22.3°F).

Average rainfall in January - Seward, AK
  • Average rainfall in January: 8.1"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is September (9.9").
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is June (2.4").

Average rainfall days in January - Seward, AK
  • Average rainfall days in January: 15.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is September (16.9 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is June (11.6 days).

Average snowfall in January - Seward, AK
  • Average snowfall in January: 12.9"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (15.7").
Months with the lowest snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

Average snowfall days in January - Seward, AK
  • Average snowfall days in January: 5.8 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (6.7 days).
Months with the lowest number of snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average sea temperature in January - Seward, AK
  • Average sea temperature in January: 40.5°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (56°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (39°F).

Average daylight in January - Seward, AK
  • Average daylight in January: 6.9h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 18.8h).
The month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 6h).