January weather forecast and climate
Buffalo, NY

The Niagara square with the McKinley Monument in Buffalo, New York, USA
The Niagara square with the McKinley Monument in Buffalo, New York, USA

Weather in January

January, the same as December, in Buffalo, New York, is a freezing cold winter month, with average temperature ranging between min 19.4°F (-7°C) and max 29.3°F (-1.5°C).

Temperature

The coldest month is January, 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 Buffalo are January and February, with an average relative humidity of 85%.

Rainfall

In Buffalo, New York, in January, during 7.8 rainfall days, 1.93" (49mm) of precipitation is typically accumulated. In Buffalo, during the entire year, the rain falls for 169.2 days and collects up to 28.15" (715mm) of precipitation.

Snowfall

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

Ocean temperature

In Buffalo, in January, the average water temperature is 37°F (2.8°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

The average length of the day is 9.5h.

Sunshine

January has the least sunshine of the year in Buffalo, with an average of 2.3h of sunshine.

UV index

January, February and December, with an average maximum UV index of 1, are months with the lowest UV index. A UV Index value of 2, and less, symbolizes a low threat to health from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 1 in January 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 solar radiation is most powerful near the mid-day, so the exposure to the direct Sun should be reduced accordingly. 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. Caution! The reflection of snow can nearly double the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.
[Resources]

FAQ

What is the coldest month in Buffalo?

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

What is the temperature in January in Buffalo?

In January, in Buffalo, New York, the average high-temperature is 29.3°F (-1.5°C), and the average low-temperature is 19.4°F (-7°C).

What is the most humid month in Buffalo?

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

What is the average humidity in January in Buffalo?

In Buffalo, New York, the average relative humidity in January is 85%.

How much does it rain in Buffalo in January?

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

How much does it snow in Buffalo in January?

In Buffalo, New York, during January, snow falls for 19 days and regularly aggregates up to 7.13" (181mm) of snow.

What is the ocean temperature in January in Buffalo?

In January, the average ocean temperature in Buffalo, New York, is 37°F (2.8°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.

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

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

What is the month with the least sunshine in Buffalo?

January has the least sunshine of the year in Buffalo, New York, with an average of 2.3h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Buffalo have in January?

In Buffalo, the average sunshine in January is 2.3h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Buffalo?

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

How high is the UV index in January in Buffalo?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Buffalo is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.

Average temperature in January
Buffalo, NY

Average temperature in January - Buffalo, 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).

[Resources]

Average pressure in January
Buffalo, NY

Average pressure in January - Buffalo, 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").

[Resources]

Average wind speed in January
Buffalo, NY

Average wind speed in January - Buffalo, 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).

[Resources]

Average humidity in January
Buffalo, NY

Average humidity in January - Buffalo, 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%).

[Resources]

Average rainfall in January
Buffalo, NY

Average rainfall in January - Buffalo, 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").

[Resources]

Average rainfall days in January
Buffalo, NY

Average rainfall days in January - Buffalo, 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).

[Resources]

Average snowfall in January
Buffalo, NY

Average snowfall in January - Buffalo, 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").

[Resources]

Average snowfall days in January
Buffalo, NY

Average snowfall days in January - Buffalo, 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).

[Resources]

Average sea temperature in January
Buffalo, NY

Average sea temperature in January - Buffalo, NY
  • Average sea temperature in January: 37°F

The best month for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) is August (74.2°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (34.9°F).

[Resources]

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

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Buffalo, 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: 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).

[Resources]

Average sunshine days in January
Buffalo, NY

Average sunshine days in January - Buffalo, 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).

[Resources]

Average UV index in January
Buffalo, NY

Average UV index in January - Buffalo, 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).

[Resources]

Average cloud cover in January
Buffalo, NY

Average cloud cover in January - Buffalo, 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).

[Resources]

Average visibility in January
Buffalo, NY

Average visibility in January - Buffalo, 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).

[Resources]