January weather forecast
Raleigh, NC

The George Washington statue overlooking the city buildings of Raleigh, North Carolina
The George Washington statue overlooking the city buildings of Raleigh, North Carolina

Weather in January

January, like December, is a frosty winter month in Raleigh, North Carolina, with an average temperature varying between 48°F (8.9°C) and 32.9°F (0.5°C).

Temperature

January is the coldest month, with an average high-temperature of 48°F (8.9°C) and an average low-temperature of 32.9°F (0.5°C).

Humidity

The months with the lowest humidity in Raleigh are January, March, April, June, July and November, with an average relative humidity of 73%.

Rainfall

In Raleigh, North Carolina, during January, the rain falls for 10.3 days and regularly aggregates up to 2.24" (57mm) of precipitation. Throughout the year, there are 163.2 rainfall days, and 32.2" (818mm) of precipitation is accumulated.

Snowfall

January through March, November and December are months with snowfall. January is the month with the most snowfall in Raleigh, North Carolina. Snow falls for 1.9 days and accumulates 1.46" (37mm) of snow.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day is 10h and 4min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 7:24 am and sunset at 5:11 pm. On the last day of January, sunrise is at 7:15 am and sunset at 5:40 pm EST.

Sunshine

In Raleigh, the average sunshine in January is 5.6h.

UV index

January is the month with the lowest UV index in Raleigh, with an average maximum UV index of 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a minimal health hazard from unprotected exposure to Sun's UV rays for ordinary individuals.
Note: The daily maximum UV index of 2 in January interpret into the following advice:
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. Beware! The strength of the UV rays is increased nearly double-fold by the reflection of the snow.
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FAQ

What is the coldest month in Raleigh?

The coldest month in Raleigh is January, with an average high-temperature of 48°F (8.9°C) and an average low-temperature of 32.9°F (0.5°C).

What is the temperature in January in Raleigh?

The average high-temperature, in January, in Raleigh, North Carolina, is 48°F (8.9°C), while the average low-temperature is 32.9°F (0.5°C).

What are the least humid months in Raleigh?

The months with the lowest humidity in Raleigh are January, March, April, June, July and November, with an average relative humidity of 73%.

What is the average humidity in January in Raleigh?

The average relative humidity in January is 73%.

How much does it rain in Raleigh in January?

In Raleigh, North Carolina, in January, it is raining for 10.3 days, with typically 2.24" (57mm) of accumulated precipitation.

What is the snowiest month in Raleigh?

The month with the most snowfall is January, when snow falls for 1.9 days and typically aggregates up to 1.46" (37mm) of snow.

How much does it snow in Raleigh in January?

In Raleigh, in January, snow falls for 1.9 days, with typically accumulated 1.46" (37mm) of snow.

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

The average day length in January in Raleigh is 10h and 4min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in January in Raleigh?

On the first day of January in Raleigh, North Carolina, sunrise is at 7:24 am and sunset at 5:11 pm. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 7:15 am and sunset at 5:40 pm EST.

How many hours of sunshine does Raleigh have in January?

In January, the average sunshine duration is 5.6h.

When is the lowest UV index in Raleigh?

With an average maximum UV index of 2, January is the month with the lowest UV index.

What is the UV index reading in January in Raleigh?

In Raleigh, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 2. A UV Index of 2, and less, symbolizes a low health risk from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in January
Raleigh, NC

Average temperature in January - Raleigh, NC
  • Average high temperature in January: 48°F

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is July (89.4°F).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (48°F).

  • Average low temperature in January: 32.9°F

The month with the highest average low temperature is July (71.1°F).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (32.9°F).

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Average pressure in January
Raleigh, NC

Average pressure in January - Raleigh, NC
  • Average pressure in January: 30.13"Hg

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is November (30.15"Hg).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is June (29.96"Hg).

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Average wind speed in January
Raleigh, NC

Average wind speed in January - Raleigh, NC
  • Average wind speed in January: 7.3mph

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is April (8.3mph).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is August (5.3mph).

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Average humidity in January
Raleigh, NC

Average humidity in January - Raleigh, NC
  • Average humidity in January: 73%

The months with the highest relative humidity are May, September and December (76%).
The months with the lowest relative humidity are January, March, April, June, July and November (73%).

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Average rainfall in January
Raleigh, NC

Average rainfall in January - Raleigh, NC
  • Average rainfall in January: 2.24"

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is August (3.43").
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is October (2.13").

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Average rainfall days in January
Raleigh, NC

Average rainfall days in January - Raleigh, NC
  • Average rainfall days in January: 10.3 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is July (18.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is November (9.1 days).

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Average snowfall in January
Raleigh, NC

Average snowfall in January - Raleigh, NC
  • Average snowfall in January: 1.46"

The month with the highest snowfall is January (1.46").
The months with the least snowfall are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0").

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Average snowfall days in January
Raleigh, NC

Average snowfall days in January - Raleigh, NC
  • Average snowfall days in January: 1.9 days

The month with the highest number of snowfall days is February (2.1 days).
The months with the least snowfall days are April, May, June, July, August, September and October (0 days).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Raleigh, NC

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Raleigh, NC
  • Average daylight in January: 10h and 4min

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 14h and 33min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 9h and 47min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 5h and 36min

The months with the most sunshine are June and July (Average sunshine: 10h and 48min).
The month with the least sunshine is December (Average sunshine: 5h and 30min).

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Average sunshine days in January
Raleigh, NC

Average sunshine days in January - Raleigh, NC
  • Average sunshine days in January: 18.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is November (19.6 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is July (10.5 days).

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Average UV index in January
Raleigh, NC

Average UV index in January - Raleigh, NC
  • Average UV index in January: 2

The months with the highest UV index are June and July (UV index 7).
The month with the lowest UV index is January (UV index 2).

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Average cloud cover in January
Raleigh, NC

Average cloud cover in January - Raleigh, NC
  • Average cloud cover in January: 39

The month with the most cloud cover is February (Cloud cover 42).
The month with the least cloud cover is June (Cloud cover 30).

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Average visibility in January
Raleigh, NC

Average visibility in January - Raleigh, NC
  • Average visibility in January: 6mi

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

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