Jerusalem weather in January (Jerusalem District, Israel)

Planning a trip to Jerusalem in January? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In January, the weather in Jerusalem typically experiences moderate temperatures and moderate rainfall. January falls within the winter season. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 61°F (show in °C). However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 45°F. Typically, this month presents some of the milder temperatures of the year, yet it remains pleasantly warm.

Jerusalem in January usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 3.2 inches (show in mm) for the month. Since this is the rainiest month of the year, it's a good idea to carry an umbrella just in case. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 10 days of rain are anticipated.

With around 193 hours of sunshine, the weather here is mostly sunny. It gives a pleasant and vibrant feel to the area.

If you're looking for dry conditions and comfortable temperatures, January may not be the ideal month to visit Jerusalem. March, April, May, June, October and November typically offer the most agreeable weather. On the other hand, January, February, July and August tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as favorable.

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


Jerusalem, monthly averages in January

Show in Celsius
Min Temperature 44.8°F  
Max Temperature 61.3°F  
Chance of Rain 34%  
Precipitation 3.2 inches  
Rainy days 10 days  
Humidity 61%  
Windspeed 13 mph  
Sunshine 193 hours  
Percentage 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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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 / 3.5inches a month).

So, what should you wear in Jerusalem in January?

​ For visitors traveling to Jerusalem, 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. ​ ​

What To Do

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

Outdoor sports

Interested in more climate information?

Weather and Climate provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Jerusalem.

Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to Israel? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in Israel. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.