January weather forecast and climate
Amherst, NY

January, like December, is another subzero cold winter month in Amherst, New York, with average temperature varying between 19.4°F (-7°C) and 29.3°F (-1.5°C).

Temperature

January is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 29.3°F (-1.5°C) and an average low-temperature of 19.4°F (-7°C).

Humidity

Months with the highest humidity in Amherst are January and February, with an average relative humidity of 85%.

Rainfall

In Amherst, during 7.8 rainfall days, 1.93" (49mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 169.2 rainfall days, and 28.15" (715mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through May, October through December are months with snowfall in Amherst. In Amherst, during 19 snowfall days, 7.13" (181mm) of snow is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, there are 77.2 snowfall days, and 30.94" (786mm) of snow is accumulated.

Daylight

In Amherst, the average length of the day in January is 9.4h.

Sunshine

The month with the least sunshine in Amherst is January, with an average of 2.3h of sunshine.

UV index

Months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1. A UV Index estimate of 2, and below, represents a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the ordinary person.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 1 translate into the following recommendations:
Extended sun exposure is not an issue for the majority. Children, infants, and fair-skinned individuals always need to be protected. 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.

What is the coldest month in Amherst?

With an average high-temperature of 29.3°F (-1.5°C) and an average low-temperature of 19.4°F (-7°C), January is the coldest month in Amherst.

What is the temperature in January in Amherst?

The average high-temperature, in January, in Amherst, is 29.3°F (-1.5°C), while the average low-temperature is 19.4°F (-7°C).

What is the most humid month in Amherst?

Months with the highest humidity are January and February, with an average relative humidity of 85%.

What is the average humidity in January in Amherst?

The average relative humidity in January in Amherst is 85%.

How much does it rain in Amherst in January?

In January, in Amherst, the rain falls for 7.8 days. Throughout January, 1.93" (49mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

How much does it snow in Amherst in January?

In Amherst, New York, in January, snow falls for 19 days, with typically accumulated 7.13" (181mm) of snow.

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

The average length of the day in January in Amherst is 9.4h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Amherst?

The month with the least sunshine in Amherst, New York, is January, with an average of 2.3h of sunshine.

How long on average sun shines in January in Amherst?

In January, the average sunshine is 2.3h.

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

January, February and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index in Amherst, New York.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Amherst?

In Amherst, New York, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 1. 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 - Amherst, NY
  • Average high temperature in January: 29.3°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (79.5°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (29.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 19.4°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (63.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (19.4°F).

Average pressure in January - Amherst, NY
  • Average pressure in January: 30.05"

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

Average wind speed in January - Amherst, NY
  • Average wind speed in January: 11mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is January (11mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is July (6.7mph).

Average humidity in January - Amherst, NY
  • Average humidity in January: 85%

Months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (85%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are July, August and September (74%).

Average rainfall in January - Amherst, NY
  • Average rainfall in January: 1.93"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (2.87").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (1.81").

Average rainfall days in January - Amherst, NY
  • Average rainfall days in January: 7.8 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (17.8 days).
The month with the least rainy days is February (7.6 days).

Average snowfall in January - Amherst, NY
  • Average snowfall in January: 7.13"

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

Average snowfall days in January - Amherst, NY
  • Average snowfall days in January: 19 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is January (19 days).
Months with the least snowfall days are June, July, August and September (0 days).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Amherst, NY
  • Average daylight in January: 9.4h

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: 2.3h

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10.3h).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 2.3h).

Average sunshine days in January - Amherst, NY
  • Average sunshine days in January: 6.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (12.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is January (6.3 days).

Average UV index in January - Amherst, NY
  • Average UV index in January: 1

The month with the highest UV index is July (UV index 6).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, February and December (UV index 1).

Average cloud cover in January - Amherst, NY
  • Average cloud cover in January: 77

The month with the most cloud cover is January (Cloud cover 77).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 30).

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

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