India weather in January

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in January in India. Is this month a good time to go to India? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in India in January?

The weather conditions in India in January vary from poor to perfect depending on the destination. It is a winter month.

During January in India, the average maximum temperature varies from very low in Leh with -2°C (28°F) to very high in Mangalore with 33°C (92°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 21°C (70°F) in Mangalore and -15°C (6°F) in Leh. On average, it is the month with the lowest temperatures of the year in India.

Precipitation in January varies from almost no in Mumbai with an average of 0.6mm (0inch) rainfall to high in Kedarnath with 122mm (4.8inch). It is also generally a sunny time of year with an average of 219 hours of sunshine in New Delhi during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in India.

Where to go in India in January

Find the average weather conditions in January for the most popular destinations in India 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 India

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

Average weather in New Delhi

In January New Delhi generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 21°C (69°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C (46°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

New Delhi
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
23°C / 73°F 
8°C / 47°F 
221 hours 
7mm / 0.3inch 
1 day 
21°C / 69°F 
8°C / 46°F 
219 hours 
21mm / 0.8inch 
2 days 
24°C / 75°F 
11°C / 51°F 
225 hours 
23mm / 0.9inch 
2 days 
Climate in New Delhi

Average weather in Bangalore

In January Bangalore generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C (82°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 16°C (61°F) and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Bangalore
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
27°C / 80°F 
16°C / 61°F 
212 hours 
17mm / 0.7inch 
2 days 
28°C / 82°F 
16°C / 61°F 
265 hours 
2mm / 0.1inch 
0 days 
31°C / 88°F 
18°C / 64°F 
250 hours 
6mm / 0.2inch 
0 days 
Climate in Bangalore

Average weather in Jaipur

In January Jaipur generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 23°C (73°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C (47°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Jaipur
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
25°C / 76°F 
10°C / 49°F 
4mm / 0.2inch 
0 days 
23°C / 73°F 
9°C / 47°F 
7mm / 0.3inch 
1 days 
26°C / 78°F 
11°C / 52°F 
11mm / 0.4inch 
1 day 
Climate in Jaipur

Average weather in Chennai

In January Chennai generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (85°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C (70°F) and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Chennai
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
29°C / 84°F 
22°C / 72°F 
210 hours 
174mm / 6.9inch 
6 days 
29°C / 85°F 
21°C / 70°F 
230 hours 
26mm / 1inch 
1 days 
31°C / 88°F 
22°C / 72°F 
238 hours 
4mm / 0.2inch 
1 days 
Climate in Chennai

Average weather in Mumbai

In January Mumbai generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 19°C (66°F) and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Mumbai
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
32°C / 90°F 
21°C / 70°F 
253 hours 
5mm / 0.2inch 
0 days 
30°C / 86°F 
19°C / 66°F 
270 hours 
0.6mm / 0inch 
0 days 
30°C / 86°F 
20°C / 68°F 
258 hours 
1.3mm / 0.1inch 
0 days 
Climate in Mumbai

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

Is January the best time to go to India?

In our opinion January is one of the best times to visit India with commonly perfect weather in New Delhi. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

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

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