January weather forecast
Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis city and bridge on the Mississippi River, Minnesota
Minneapolis city and bridge on the Mississippi River, Minnesota

Weather in January

January, the same as December, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is another subzero cold winter month, with an average temperature varying between 7.5°F (-13.6°C) and 20.3°F (-6.5°C).

Temperature

The coldest month is January, with an average high-temperature of 20.3°F (-6.5°C) and an average low-temperature of 7.5°F (-13.6°C).

Humidity

January is the most humid month, with an average relative humidity of 90%.

Rainfall

January is the month with the least rainfall. Rain falls for 1.7 days and accumulates 0.28" (7mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

Months with snowfall are January through May, October through December. In Minneapolis, snow falls for 12.5 days, with typically accumulated 1.65" (42mm) of snow. In Minneapolis, during the entire year, snow falls for 53.5 days and aggregates up to 9.09" (231mm) of snow.

Daylight

The average length of the day in January in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is 9h and 14min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:51 am and sunset at 4:42 pm. On the last day of January, sunrise is at 7:33 am and sunset at 5:19 pm CST.

Sunshine

With an average of 3h of sunshine, January has the least sunshine of the year.

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index reading of 2, and below, represents a minimal health vulnerability 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:
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. 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 Minneapolis?

The coldest month in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is January, with an average high-temperature of 20.3°F (-6.5°C) and an average low-temperature of 7.5°F (-13.6°C).

What is the most humid month in Minneapolis?

The most humid month is January, with an average relative humidity of 90%.

What is the average humidity in January in Minneapolis?

The average relative humidity in January in Minneapolis is 90%.

What is the driest month in Minneapolis?

January is the month with the least rainfall in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Rain falls for 1.7 days and accumulates 0.28" (7mm) of precipitation.

How much does it rain in Minneapolis in January?

In Minneapolis, Minnesota, in January, it is raining for 1.7 days, with typically 0.28" (7mm) of accumulated precipitation.

How many days does it snow in January in Minneapolis?

In January, it is snowing for 12.5 days. Throughout January, 1.65" (42mm) of snow is accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Minneapolis have in January?

In January, the average day length in Minneapolis is 9h and 14min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in January in Minneapolis?

On the first day of January in Minneapolis, sunrise is at 7:51 am and sunset at 4:42 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:33 am and sunset at 5:19 pm CST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Minneapolis?

January has the least sunshine of the year in Minneapolis, with an average of 3h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in January in Minneapolis?

The average sunshine duration in January in Minneapolis is 3h.

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

The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1.

What is the UV index reading in January in Minneapolis?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Minneapolis is 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health threat from unsafe exposure to Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in January
Minneapolis, MN

Average temperature in January - Minneapolis, MN
  • Average high temperature in January: 20.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (81.1°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (20.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 7.5°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (64°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (7.5°F).

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Average pressure in January
Minneapolis, MN

Average pressure in January - Minneapolis, MN
  • Average pressure in January: 30.14"

The months with the highest atmospheric pressure are January and February (30.14").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.88").

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Average wind speed in January
Minneapolis, MN

Average wind speed in January - Minneapolis, MN
  • Average wind speed in January: 8.1mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (9.1mph).
The calmest months (with the lowest average wind speed) are July and August (6.8mph).

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Average humidity in January
Minneapolis, MN

Average humidity in January - Minneapolis, MN
  • Average humidity in January: 90%

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (90%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (70%).

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Average rainfall in January
Minneapolis, MN

Average rainfall in January - Minneapolis, MN
  • Average rainfall in January: 0.28"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is June (1.42").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is January (0.28").

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Average rainfall days in January
Minneapolis, MN

Average rainfall days in January - Minneapolis, MN
  • Average rainfall days in January: 1.7 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (14.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (1.7 days).

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Average snowfall in January
Minneapolis, MN

Average snowfall in January - Minneapolis, MN
  • Average snowfall in January: 1.65"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (2.17").
The months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

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Average snowfall days in January
Minneapolis, MN

Average snowfall days in January - Minneapolis, MN
  • Average snowfall days in January: 12.5 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (12.5 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Minneapolis, MN

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Minneapolis, MN
  • Average daylight in January: 9h and 14min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 34min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 8h and 50min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 3h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.1h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 3h).

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Average sunshine days in January
Minneapolis, MN

Average sunshine days in January - Minneapolis, MN
  • Average sunshine days in January: 20.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is December (21.4 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is June (12.8 days).

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Average UV index in January
Minneapolis, MN

Average UV index in January - Minneapolis, MN
  • Average UV index in January: 1

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 6).
The months with the lowest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 1).

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Average cloud cover in January
Minneapolis, MN

Average cloud cover in January - Minneapolis, MN
  • Average cloud cover in January: 68

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 68).
The months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 31).

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Average visibility in January
Minneapolis, MN

Average visibility in January - Minneapolis, MN
  • Average visibility in January: 4mi

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

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