January weather forecast and climate
Albany, NY

The grand State Capitol building in Albany, New York, USA, with a mirrored reflection in the waterfront
The grand State Capitol building in Albany, New York, USA, with a mirrored reflection in the waterfront

Weather in January

January, like December, is a freezing cold winter month in Albany, New York, with average temperature ranging between max 28.8°F (-1.8°C) and min 16.7°F (-8.5°C).

Temperature

January is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 28.8°F (-1.8°C) and an average low-temperature of 16.7°F (-8.5°C).

Humidity

In January, the average relative humidity in Albany is 81%.

Rainfall

In Albany, during 9.1 rainfall days, 2.32" (59mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Albany, during the entire year, the rain falls for 162.8 days and collects up to 31.02" (788mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall in Albany. In Albany, in January, snow falls for 14.2 days, with typically accumulated 6.57" (167mm) of snow. Throughout the year, there are 50.4 snowfall days, and 27.2" (691mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In Albany, New York, the average length of the day in January is 9.5h.

Sunshine

In Albany, the average sunshine is 4.3h.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 interpret into the following advice:
Most people can stay in the Sun for up to 1 hour without burning, apart from children that always must be protected from 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. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
[Resources]

FAQ

What is the coldest month in Albany?

With an average high-temperature of 28.8°F (-1.8°C) and an average low-temperature of 16.7°F (-8.5°C), January is the coldest month.

What is the temperature in January in Albany?

The average high-temperature, in January, in Albany, is 28.8°F (-1.8°C), while the average low-temperature is 16.7°F (-8.5°C).

What is the average humidity in January in Albany?

In Albany, the average relative humidity in January is 81%.

How many days does it rain in January in Albany?

In Albany, New York, in January, during 9.1 rainfall days, 2.32" (59mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated.

How many days does it snow in January in Albany?

In January, it is snowing for 14.2 days. Throughout January, 6.57" (167mm) of snow is accumulated.

How many hours of daylight does Albany have in January?

The average length of the day in January is 9.5h.

How many hours of sunshine does Albany have in January?

The average sunshine in January in Albany, New York, is 4.3h.

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

January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 2, are months with the lowest UV index in Albany.

How high is the UV index in January in Albany?

In Albany, New York, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in January
Albany, NY

Average temperature in January - Albany, NY
  • Average high temperature in January: 28.8°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (81.3°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (28.8°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 16.7°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (59.5°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (16.7°F).

[Resources]

Average pressure in January
Albany, NY

Average pressure in January - Albany, NY
  • Average pressure in January: 30.04"

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.09").
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.92").

[Resources]

Average wind speed in January
Albany, NY

Average wind speed in January - Albany, NY
  • Average wind speed in January: 8mph

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are January, February and March (8mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.2mph).

[Resources]

Average humidity in January
Albany, NY

Average humidity in January - Albany, NY
  • Average humidity in January: 81%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (83%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is April (73%).

[Resources]

Average rainfall in January
Albany, NY

Average rainfall in January - Albany, NY
  • Average rainfall in January: 2.32"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is October (3.19").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.93").

[Resources]

Average rainfall days in January
Albany, NY

Average rainfall days in January - Albany, NY
  • Average rainfall days in January: 9.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (17.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is January (9.1 days).

[Resources]

Average snowfall in January
Albany, NY

Average snowfall in January - Albany, NY
  • Average snowfall in January: 6.57"

The month with the highest snowfall is February (7.64").
Months with the least snowfall are June, July, August and September (0").

[Resources]

Average snowfall days in January
Albany, NY

Average snowfall days in January - Albany, NY
  • Average snowfall days in January: 14.2 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (14.2 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

[Resources]

Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Albany, NY

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Albany, NY
  • Average daylight in January: 9.5h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15.3h).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9.1h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 4.3h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.6h).
The month with the least sunshine is February (Average sunshine: 3.8h).

[Resources]

Average sunshine days in January
Albany, NY

Average sunshine days in January - Albany, NY
  • Average sunshine days in January: 13.1 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (17.3 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is April (10.6 days).

[Resources]

Average UV index in January
Albany, NY

Average UV index in January - Albany, NY
  • Average UV index in January: 2

Months with the highest UV index are May, June, July and August (UV index 5).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 2).

[Resources]

Average cloud cover in January
Albany, NY

Average cloud cover in January - Albany, NY
  • Average cloud cover in January: 55

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 58).
Months with the least cloud cover are July and August (Cloud cover 32).

[Resources]

Average visibility in January
Albany, NY

Average visibility in January - Albany, NY
  • Average visibility in January: 5mi

Months with the highest visibility are April, May, June, July, October, November and December (6mi).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, August and September (5mi).

[Resources]