Average weather in January in Glasgow, Scotland

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Glasgow in January is 0.0°C (32°F). The amount of rain in January is high with an average of 98mm (3.9in). Most people don't tend to visit Glasgow during this period since it is known as a chilly month. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 5.0°C (41°F). This makes January the coldest month of the year. You will hardly see any sun with 37 hours of sunshine during the whole month.


So what to wear in January? Visitors traveling to Glasgow should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will often be raining. You can also expect some days or nights with snow. So bring gloves or mittens and wear a warm hat.

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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 0 °C
Max Temperature 5 °C
Chance of Rain 63%
Precipitation 98mm
Rainy Days 19
Sunshine Hours 37

Where to stay in Glasgow

What To Do

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

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

Weather Forecasts for Glasgow

MON Dec 06
6°C | 1°C

Heavy rain

TUE Dec 07
3°C | -0°C

Moderate rain

WED Dec 08
3°C | 2°C

Moderate rain

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