Weather in January in Albania

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in January in Albania. Is this month a good time to go to Albania? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Albania in January?

The weather in Albania in January is in general poor. January is a winter month in Albania.

In January the average maximum daytime temperatures are cold and range from 3°C (37°F) in Kukës to 11°C (52°F) in Tirana. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 1°C (34°F) in Tirana and -2°C (28°F) in Kukës. It is one of the coldest months of the year.

Precipitation ranges from high in Sarandë with 120mm (4.7inch) rainfall to heavy in Gjirokastra with 290mm (11inch) rainfall.

Where to go in Albania in January

Find the average weather conditions in January for the most popular destinations in Albania on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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 / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Albania

What is the weather like in January for the 5 most popular destinations in Albania?

Average weather in Sarandë

In January Sarandë generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 9°C (48°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 3°C (38°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Sarandë
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
10°C / 51°F 
5°C / 41°F 
179mm / 7inch 
10 days 
poor 
9°C / 48°F 
3°C / 38°F 
120mm / 4.7inch 
8 days 
poor 
10°C / 50°F 
4°C / 38°F 
125mm / 4.9inch 
8 days 
poor 
Climate in Sarandë

Average weather in Tirana

In January Tirana generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 11°C (52°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C (34°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Tirana
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
13°C / 55°F 
3°C / 37°F 
93 hours 
142mm / 5.6inch 
12 days 
poor 
11°C / 52°F 
1°C / 34°F 
131 hours 
132mm / 5.2inch 
12 days 
poor 
12°C / 54°F 
2°C / 36°F 
122 hours 
120mm / 4.7inch 
10 days 
poor 
Climate in Tirana

Average weather in Ksamil

In January Ksamil generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 9°C (48°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 3°C (38°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Ksamil
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
10°C / 51°F 
5°C / 41°F 
179mm / 7inch 
10 days 
poor 
9°C / 48°F 
3°C / 38°F 
120mm / 4.7inch 
8 days 
poor 
10°C / 50°F 
4°C / 38°F 
125mm / 4.9inch 
8 days 
poor 
Climate in Ksamil

Average weather in Durrës

In January Durrës generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 11°C (52°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C (34°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Durrës
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
13°C / 55°F 
3°C / 37°F 
93 hours 
142mm / 5.6inch 
12 days 
poor 
11°C / 52°F 
1°C / 34°F 
131 hours 
132mm / 5.2inch 
12 days 
poor 
12°C / 54°F 
2°C / 36°F 
122 hours 
120mm / 4.7inch 
10 days 
poor 
Climate in Durrës

Average weather in Vlorë

In January Vlorë generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 8°C (46°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C (34°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Vlorë
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
10°C / 50°F 
2°C / 36°F 
100 hours 
170mm / 6.7inch 
12 days 
poor 
8°C / 46°F 
1°C / 34°F 
132 hours 
148mm / 5.8inch 
11 days 
poor 
10°C / 50°F 
2°C / 36°F 
143 hours 
102mm / 4inch 
8 days 
poor 
Climate in Vlorë

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Albania.

Is January the best time to go to Albania?

In our opinion January is not the best time to visit Albania with commonly poor weather in Sarandë.

On average the best time to visit Albania is in May, June, July and August with generally perfect weather in Sarandë. The worst months are January, February, March, November and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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