Weather in Vancouver, Canada in January

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Visiting Vancouver, Canada in January

January has average maximum temperatures of 6°C (43°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 21% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 1.8 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 26.4cm (10.4inches) making it quite rainy but mostly with moderate showers. There are 20.3 days with some rainfall so there are few clear days to enjoy the beach. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Vancouver. Sea temperatures are a cold 7°C (45°F). January is too cold for swimming in Vancouver for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

Consider visiting Vancouver in the months of June, July, August, September, for the best beach weather.

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Can you sunbathe in Vancouver in January?

No, January is not a good time for sunbathing in Vancouver.

January has average maximum temperatures of 6°C (43°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 21% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 1.8 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 26.4cm (10.4inches) making it quite rainy but mostly with moderate showers. There are 20.3 days with some rainfall so there are few clear days to enjoy the beach.

More about January temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Vancouver in January?

No, January is too cold for swimming in Vancouver for any length of time, with the sea water at 7°C (45°F), unless you have a wetsuit.

More about January sea temperatures.

Is January a good time to holiday in Vancouver?

No, January is not a good time for a holiday in Vancouver.

January has average maximum temperatures of 6°C (43°F) which is too cold for sunbathing. The sunshine percentage is 21% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 1.8 hours of sunshine per day. January has total rainfall of 26.4cm (10.4inches) making it quite rainy but mostly with moderate showers. There are 20.3 days with some rainfall so there are few clear days to enjoy the beach. It is not a good time for sunbathing in Vancouver. Sea temperatures are a cold 7°C (45°F). January is too cold for swimming in Vancouver for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit.

More about the January temperatures and sunshine.

Is Vancouver warm in January?

No, Vancouver is too cold for sunbathing in January.

The average maximum temperature in Vancouver in January is 6°C (43°F). The average maximum temperature is 7°C (44°) in the previous month and 7°C (45°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Vancouver in January is 4°C (40°F). The average temperature is 5°C (41°F) in the previous month and 5°C (41°F) in the next month.

More info about the January temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Vancouver in January?

The average day light hours per day in Vancouver in January are 8.7. The sunshine percentage is 21% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 1.8 hours of sunshine per day.

More about January sunshine.

Temperature in Vancouver in January

The average maximum temperature in Vancouver in January is 6°C (43°F). The average maximum temperature is 7°C (44°F) in the previous month and 7°C (45°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Vancouver in January is 4°C (40°F). The average temperature is 5°C (41°F) in the previous month and 5°C (41°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Vancouver in January is 3°C (37°F). The minimum temperature is 3°C (37°F) in the previous month and 3°C (37°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Vancouver in January

During January the average day light hours are 8.7 per day in Vancouver. The sunshine percentage is 21% making it extremely gloomy and overcast with little sunshine. There are 1.8 hours of sunshine per day.

The ultraviolet index in Vancouver in January is typically 1.4 during January. An ultraviolet index reading of 0 to 2 indicates low danger from the sun's UV rays for the average person. Most people will be able to spend several hours in the sun with out a problem, however unprotected skin risks burning in less than 1 hour. Wear sunglasses on bright days. Only those that burn easily will need to apply sunscreen. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Vancouver in January

The average sea water temperature in Vancouver in January is 7°C (44.6°F) which is extremely cold and not suitable for swimming. Taking a dip at this temperature would risk hypothermia.

Rainfall in Vancouver in January

The average total rainfall in Vancouver in January is 26.4cm (10.4inches) and on average there are 20.3 rainy days in January making it a very wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Vancouver in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Vancouver in January is 3°C (38°F) which is a bit dry for some. The dew point is 3°C (38°F) in the previous month and 2°C (2°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Vancouver in January is typically 88.2%. The maximum relative humidity is 84.7% in the previous month and 81.5% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Vancouver in January is typically 82.5%. The average relative humidity is 77.4% in the previous month and 72.8% in the next month.

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