Haifa weather in January (North District Israel, Israel)

What can you expect from the weather in Haifa during January? Wondering if it's the right time to visit? Browse this page for a comprehensive overview of the weather conditions for that month.

In January, Haifa generally has moderate temperatures and high rainfall. January is a winter month. Daytime temperatures hover around 17°C, while nights can cool down to about 11°C. On average, it is the month with the lowest temperatures of the year. However the temperature is still pleasant and it won't ever get really cold.

Haifa in January usually receives high rainfall, averaging around 143 mm for the month. With this being the wettest month, keeping an umbrella on hand might save you from getting wet from a sudden shower. Typically around 12 days of rainfall is expected.

The city usually sees around 174 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, January may not be the ideal month to visit Haifa. March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November generally stand out with the best circumstances. While January tends to showcase less optimal conditions.

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

 

Haifa, monthly averages in January

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 11°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 17°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 17°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 41%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 143 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 12 days  
HumidityHumidity 67%  
SunshineSunshine 174 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Israel in January

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

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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 Haifa in January?

For visitors traveling to Haifa, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes. With a water temperature of around 17°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 in January.

Swimming
6/10
Cycling
5/10
Walking
5/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

Interested in more climate information?

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