Venice weather in January (Veneto, Italy)

What can you expect from the weather in Venice during January? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

In January, Venice generally has low temperatures and moderate rainfall. January falls within the winter season. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 9°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 4°C. Typically, it's the chilliest month of the year. Ensure you're prepared by packing appropriate winter gear.

Venice in January usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 65 mm for the month. It's the month receiving the least amount of rain. As the days go by, you can expect fewer clouds and less precipitation. This makes it an ideal time for outdoor activities and events that might be disrupted by wetter conditions in other months. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 10 days of rain are anticipated.

The area sees fewer sunny days, with a projection of about 81 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 Venice. May, June, July and August 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 Venice climate page with graphs.

 

Venice, monthly averages in January

Min Temperature 4°C  
Max Temperature 9°C  
Water Temperature 10°C  
Chance of Rain 32%  
Precipitation 65 mm  
Rainy days 10 days  
Humidity 81%  
Sunshine 81 hours  
Percentage Sunshine 29%  

Where to go in Italy in January

Find out more about the weather in Italy 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 Venice in January?

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

Interested in more climate information?

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