Sion weather in January (Canton of Valais, Switzerland)

The average maximum daytime temperature in Sion in January lies at -1.8°C (28.76°F). Usually it is the coldest month of the year. The average minimum temperature goes down to around -7.2°C (19.04°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Rainfall during January is high with an average of 139mm (5.5 inchec). There are generally around 15 snowy days. You will hardly see any sun, with only 95 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


Sion, monthly averages in January

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Min Temperature -7 °C  
Max Temperature -1 °C  
Chance of Rain 50%  
Precipitation 139mm  
Rainy days 15 days  
Humidity 78% *  
Sunshine 95 hrs *  
Percentage Sunshine 53% *  

Where to stay in Sion

Where to go in Switzerland in January

Find out more about the weather in Switzerland 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 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So what to wear in January? Visitors traveling to Sion should plan on bringing winter clothes, snow boots and a warm winter coat since there will be many periods of snow.

What To Do

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

Outdoor sports

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