Bucharest weather in January (Romania)

Most people don't tend to visit Bucharest during January since it is known as a chilly month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Bucharest in January lies at 2.7°C (36.86°F). On average, it is the month with the lowest temperatures of the year. The average minimum temperature is -5.0°C (23°F) (usually the minimum temperature is noted at night).

The amount of rain/snow during this month is moderate with an average of 40mm (1.6in). It rains/snows an average of 8 days of the month. You will hardly see any sun, with only 71 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


So what to wear in January? Wear a base layer in cold weather, this is the #1 thing you can do to increase your overall body temperature. Visitors traveling to Bucharest should plan on bringing winter clothes, snow boots and a warm winter coat since there will be many periods of snow.

No idea where to travel to this year? We now have a tool which suggests which destination suits your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.

For other monthly average weather and what to do in January look at the numbers below.

Monthly Averages in January

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature -5 °C
Max Temperature 2 °C
Chance of Rain 27%
Precipitation 40mm
Rainy Days 8
Sunshine Hours 71

 

Where to stay in Bucharest

Where to go in Romania in January

Find out more about the weather in Romania in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.

Swimming
4/10
Cycling
3/10
Walking
3/10
Camping
2/10
Outdoor sports
3/10

Weather Forecasts for Bucharest

SUN   Jan 29
1°C | 0°C
SW 9 kmph
1.5 mm
MON   Jan 30
0°C | -2°C
SW 13 kmph
0.3 mm
TUE   Jan 31
1°C | -3°C
WSW 12 kmph

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