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Gothenburg weather in January (Sweden)

How is the weather in Gothenburg in January? This guide provides all the details you need.

Temperatures

In January, Gothenburg generally has low temperatures and moderate snow/rainfall. January is a winter month. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 4°C. But by evening, they drop to around -2°C. It is a very cold month, so be prepared and make sure to dress up warm. It's always better to be prepared than to find oneself shivering in the cold.

Precipitation

Gothenburg in January usually receives moderate snow/rainfall, averaging around 77 mm for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 16 days of snow/rain are anticipated.

Average sunshine

The city usually sees around 42 hours of sunlight, indicating fewer sunny days.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, January may not be the ideal month to visit Gothenburg. July typically offers the best circumstances. While January, February, March, October, November and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Gothenburg climate page with graphs.

 

Gothenburg, monthly averages in January

Min TemperatureMin Temperature -2°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 4°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 4°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 52%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 77 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 16 days  
HumidityHumidity 83%  
WindspeedWindspeed 14 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 42 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 21%  

Where to go in Sweden in January

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

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

Wear a base layer in cold weather; this is the #1 thing you can do to increase your overall body temperature. With a water temperature of around 4°C there is no need to bring your swimwear.

What To Do

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

Swimming
4/10
Cycling
3/10
Walking
3/10
Camping
1/10
Outdoor sports
3/10

Interested in more climate information?

This site provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Gothenburg.

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