January weather forecast
Valdez, AK

Lake water and grown-in surface vegetation in Valdez Province, Alaska
Lake water and grown-in surface vegetation in Valdez Province, Alaska

Weather in January

January, the same as December, in Valdez, Alaska, is a freezing cold winter month, with an average temperature ranging between min 10°F (-12.2°C) and max 18°F (-7.8°C).

Temperature

January is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 18°F (-7.8°C) and an average low-temperature of 10°F (-12.2°C).

Humidity

The months with the highest humidity are January and April, with an average relative humidity of 88%.

Rainfall

In Valdez, it is raining for 10.8 days, with typically 5.28" (134mm) of accumulated precipitation. In Valdez, during the entire year, the rain falls for 167.5 days and collects up to 56.73" (1441mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, September through December are months with snowfall in Valdez. In Valdez, snow falls for 13.7 days, with typically accumulated 19.13" (486mm) of snow. Throughout the year, in Valdez, Alaska, there are 88.9 snowfall days, and 114.06" (2897mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In January, the average ocean temperature in Valdez, Alaska, is 40.5°F (4.7°C).
Note: 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.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day in Valdez is 6h and 36min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 9:58 am and sunset at 3:40 pm. On the last day of January, in Valdez, sunrise is at 9:06 am and sunset at 4:51 pm AKST.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in January in Valdez is 3.1h.

UV index

The months with the lowest UV index are January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 1 in January transform into the following instructions:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. The solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Valdez?

The coldest month in Valdez is January, with an average high-temperature of 18°F (-7.8°C) and an average low-temperature of 10°F (-12.2°C).

What is the temperature in January in Valdez?

In Valdez, Alaska, in January, the average high-temperature is 18°F (-7.8°C), and the average low-temperature is 10°F (-12.2°C).

What is the most humid month in Valdez?

January and April, with an average relative humidity of 88%, are most humid months.

What is the average humidity in January in Valdez?

The average relative humidity in January in Valdez, Alaska, is 88%.

How many days does it rain in January in Valdez?

In January, the rain falls for 10.8 days. Throughout January, 5.28" (134mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Valdez in January?

In January, in Valdez, Alaska, it is snowing for 13.7 days. Throughout January, 19.13" (486mm) of snow is accumulated.

What is the water temperature in January in Valdez?

In Valdez, the average seawater temperature in January 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.

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

The average day length in January in Valdez, Alaska, is 6h and 36min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in January in Valdez?

In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 9:58 am and sunset at 3:40 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 9:06 am and sunset at 4:51 pm AKST.

How long on average sun shines in January in Valdez?

The average sunshine duration in January is 3.1h.

What are the months with the lowest UV index in Valdez?

January and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index in Valdez.

What is the UV index reading in January in Valdez?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Valdez, Alaska, is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health threat from exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
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Average temperature in January
Valdez, AK

Average temperature in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average high temperature in January: 18°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (53.2°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (18°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 10°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (43.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (10°F).

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Average pressure in January
Valdez, AK

Average pressure in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average pressure in January: 29.74"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (29.98"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is November (29.69"Hg).

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Average wind speed in January
Valdez, AK

Average wind speed in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average wind speed in January: 7.5mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is November (8.1mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (3.7mph).

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Average humidity in January
Valdez, AK

Average humidity in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average humidity in January: 88%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and April (88%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are May, June, July and November (83%).

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Average rainfall in January
Valdez, AK

Average rainfall in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average rainfall in January: 5.28"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is December (7.44").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is June (1.93").

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Average rainfall days in January
Valdez, AK

Average rainfall days in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average rainfall days in January: 10.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is August (18.7 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (6.2 days).

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Average snowfall in January
Valdez, AK

Average snowfall in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average snowfall in January: 19.13"

The month with the highest snowfall is December (26.73").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July and August (0").

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Average snowfall days in January
Valdez, AK

Average snowfall days in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average snowfall days in January: 13.7 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is December (17.8 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July and August (0 days).

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Average sea temperature in January
Valdez, AK

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

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is July (56.4°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is March (38.9°F).

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

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average daylight in January: 6h and 36min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 19h and 10min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 5h and 40min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 3h and 6min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 9h and 30min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 2h and 48min).

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Average sunshine days in January
Valdez, AK

Average sunshine days in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average sunshine days in January: 12.3 days

The months with the most sunshine days are January and May (12.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is December (9.7 days).

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Average UV index in January
Valdez, AK

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

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 3).
The months with the lowest UV index are January and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in January
Valdez, AK

Average cloud cover in January - Valdez, AK
  • Average cloud cover in January: 54

The month with the most cloud cover is December (Cloud cover 58).
The month with the least cloud cover is July (Cloud cover 50).

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Average visibility in January
Valdez, AK

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

The month with the highest visibility is June (6mi).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February and April (4mi).

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