New York
New York, USA
Long term weather forecast
Long term weather forecast

January weather forecast and Climate
New York, NY

January is New York's coldest month with longer days and shorter nights. The temperatures hover between highs of 42.8°F (6°C) and lows of 26.6°F (-3°C), seldom dropping to 14°F (-10°C). Cold winds make it even chiller especially during the night and in early mornings. Snowfall in January is not rare and may be experienced for up to five days sometimes resulting in snow storms. The days are cold and snowy but remain sunny with clear skies.
Rainfall in January is experienced for an average of ten and a half days, and the rain gauge collects averagely 3.3" (83.8mm). The rain may be accompanied by light winds and light flashes of lightning. Dressing warmly and carrying an umbrella is recommended.
The sun shines for an average of six hours per day in January, so it remains mildly warm with the air dense and humid at 61.6%.
The ocean is cold in January with an average temperature of 44.6°F (7°C). Ocean activities and generally outdoors are limited apart from snow skating and skiing.
  • Average high temperature in January: 38.3°F

Warmest month (with highest average high temperature) is July (84.1°F).
Month with lowest average high temperature is January (38.3°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 26.9°F

Month with highest average low temperature is July (68.8°F).
Coldest month (with lowest average low temperature) is January (26.9°F).

  • Average humidity in January: 61.5%

Month with highest relative humidity is September (67.8%).
Month with lowest relative humidity is April (55.3%).

  • Average rainfall in January: 3.7"

Wettest month (with highest rainfall) is July (4.6").
Driest month (with lowest rainfall) is February (3.1").

  • Average rainfall days in January: 10.4 days

Month with highest number of rainy days is April (11.5 days).
Month with lowest number of rainy days is September (8.7 days).

  • Average snowfall in January: 7"

Month with highest snowfall is February (9.2").
Months with lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

  • Average snowfall days in January: 4 days

Month with highest number of snowfall days is January (4 days).
Months with lowest number of snowfall days are May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

  • Average sea temperature in January: 45°F

Best month for swimming (with highest average sea temperature) is August (73°F).
Coldest months (with lowest average sea temperature) are February and March (41°F).

  • Average daylight in January: 10h

Months with longest days are June and July (Average daylight: 15h).
Month with shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 5.2h

Months with most sunshine are July and August (Average sunshine: 8.7h).
Month with least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 4.5h).

  • Average UV index in January: 2

Months with highest UV index are June, July and August (UV index 8).
Month with lowest UV index is December (UV index 1).