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Paris weather in January (Ile de France, France)

What can you expect from the weather in Paris during January? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

Temperatures

In January, Paris generally has low temperatures and moderate rainfall. January is a winter month. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 8°C, while night temperatures can drop to 2°C. It's often the coldest month of the year, a perfect time to cozy up indoors. Make sure to bring along suitable winter clothing.

Precipitation

Paris in January usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 61 mm for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 17 days of rain are anticipated.

Average sunshine

The area sees fewer sunny days, with a projection of about 63 hours of sunshine. This reduced sunlight makes it ideal for those who prefer cooler, overcast conditions over bright sunny days.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, January may not be the ideal month to visit Paris. May, June, July, August and September typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, January, February and December tend to have less optimal conditions.

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

 

Paris, monthly averages in January

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 2°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 8°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 57%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 61 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 17 days  
HumidityHumidity 83%  
WindspeedWindspeed 14 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 63 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 22%  

Where to go in France in January

Find out more about the weather in France and which places have the best travel 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 this month?

Wear a base layer in cold weather; this is the #1 thing you can do to increase your overall body temperature.

What To Do

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

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

Interested in more climate information?

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

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