Iceland precipitation in January

In Iceland in January precipitation ranges from moderate in Raufarhöfn with 81mm (3.19 inches) of snow/rainfall to heavy in Solheimahjaleiga with 329mm (13 inches) of snow/rainfall. January is a winter month in Iceland.

Where and how much does it snow/rain in Iceland in January?

Find the average total precipitation in January for the most popular destinations in Iceland on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

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Heavy rainfall has been defined as more than 160 mm (6.3") precipitation. High: 90mm (3.5") to 160mm (6.3"). Moderate: 30mm (1.2") to 90mm (3.5". Low: 5mm (0.2") to 30mm (1.2").

  • How much does it snow/rain in Iceland in January?
  • In general in January rainfall is high in Reykjavík, falling frequently during the month. So the weather can be unpredictable, changing moment to moment.

  • What is the wettest city in January in Iceland?
  • According to our data the wettest location is Solheimahjaleiga with an average precipitation of 329mm (13 inches).

  • What is the driest city in January in Iceland?
  • The driest place is Raufarhöfn with an average precipitation of 81mm (3.19 inches) according to our data.

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