January weather forecast
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 another subzero cold winter month, with temperature in the range of an average high of 29.3°F (-1.5°C) and an average low of 19.4°F (-7°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

January and February, with an average relative humidity of 85%, are the most humid months.

Rainfall

In Buffalo, 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 January, it is snowing for 19 days. Throughout January, 7.13" (181mm) of snow is accumulated. Throughout the year, in Buffalo, New York, there are 77.2 snowfall days, and 30.94" (786mm) of snow is accumulated.

Ocean temperature

In Buffalo, the average seawater temperature in January is 37°F (2.8°C).
Note: For swimming, this is considered very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

Daylight

In Buffalo, the average length of the day in January is 9h and 27min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:46 am and sunset at 4:51 pm. On the last day of January, sunrise is at 7:31 am and sunset at 5:26 pm EST.

Sunshine

January has the least sunshine of the year, 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 in Buffalo. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the ordinary person.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 1 translate into the following recommendations:
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. 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.
[Resources]

FAQ

What is the coldest month in Buffalo?

The coldest month in Buffalo 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).

What is the temperature in January in Buffalo?

In Buffalo, in January, 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?

January and February, with an average relative humidity of 85%, are most humid months in Buffalo, New York.

What is the average humidity in January in Buffalo?

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

How much does it rain in Buffalo in January?

In Buffalo, during January, the rain falls for 7.8 days and regularly aggregates up to 1.93" (49mm) of precipitation.

How many days does it snow in January in Buffalo?

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

What is the water 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 very dangerous and immediately life-threatening. Total loss of breathing control instantly occurs, and clear thinking becomes almost impossible. A specialized swimsuit is obligatory to minimize thermal loss.

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

In Buffalo, New York, the average day length in January is 9h and 27min.

When are sunrise and sunset in January in Buffalo?

In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:46 am and sunset at 4:51 pm. On the last day of the month, in Buffalo, sunrise is at 7:31 am and sunset at 5:26 pm EST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Buffalo?

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

How many hours of sunshine does Buffalo have in January?

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

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

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

What is the UV index reading in January in Buffalo?

In Buffalo, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 1. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal hazard to health from exposure to Sun's UV rays.
Average humidity
Average rainfall days
Average snowfall days
Average daylight
Average sunshine
Average sunshine days
Average UV index
Average cloud cover
Average visibility

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"Hg

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

[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%

The months with the highest relative humidity are January and February (85%).
The 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").
The 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).
The 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: 9h and 27min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 15h and 17min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 5min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 2h and 18min

The month with the most sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 10h and 18min).
The month with the least sunshine is January (Average sunshine: 2h and 18min).

[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).
The 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

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

[Resources]

Weather forecast for your location

1. Click Locate me button
2. Allow the app to use your location
* you will be automatically redirected to the weather forecast for your location