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Lithuania weather in January

Are you planning a trip to Lithuania in January and wondering what kind of weather to expect? This page has all the details you need.

What is the weather like in Lithuania in January?

January in Lithuania generally has temperatures that range from very cold to cold, with moderate precipitation. In January, it is winter.

Based on our climate data spanning from 1990-2020, the average maximum temperature is very cold in Ignalina at -1°C to cold in Nida at 3°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to -1°C in Nida and -6°C in Ignalina. In general, this month stands out as the coldest period throughout the year. Given the lower temperatures, it's essential to be well-prepared. Packing the right winter clothing and necessary accessories can make a significant difference in ensuring your comfort and well-being during this chilly season.

In January, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate snow/rainfall in Joniškis with an average of 45 mm to moderate snow/rainfall in Juodkrantė with 75 mm. Most areas see fewer sunny days, with a projection of about 36 hours of sunshine in Vilnius. This reduced sunlight makes it ideal for those who prefer dimmer, overcast conditions over bright sunny days.

To learn more about the conditions in specific areas of Lithuania in January, check out the map below. For more details on the yearly weather, visit our Lithuania climate page.

Where to go in Lithuania in January

Find more information for the most popular destinations in the Lithuania on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailes.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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).

Popular destinations

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

Vilnius

In January Vilnius generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -0°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -6°C and moderate monthly snowfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Vilnius
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snowfall precipitationSnowfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
1°C 
-4°C 
25 hours 
57 mm 
21 days 
poor 
-0°C 
-6°C 
36 hours 
55 mm 
19 days 
poor 
1°C 
-6°C 
71 hours 
53 mm 
15 days 
poor 
Climate in Vilnius

Palanga

In January Palanga generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 2°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -3°C and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Palanga
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snow/rainfall precipitationSnow/rainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
4°C 
-0°C 
31 hours 
73 mm 
20 days 
poor 
2°C 
-3°C 
33 hours 
65 mm 
19 days 
poor 
2°C 
-3°C 
66 hours 
57 mm 
15 days 
poor 
Climate in Palanga

Druskininkai

In January Druskininkai generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 1°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -5°C and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Druskininkai
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
precipitationMonthly snow/rainfall precipitationSnow/rainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
2°C 
-3°C 
53 mm 
19 days 
poor 
1°C 
-5°C 
48 mm 
18 days 
poor 
2°C 
-5°C 
48 mm 
14 days 
poor 
Climate in Druskininkai

Klaipėda

In January Klaipėda generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 2°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -3°C and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Klaipėda
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snow/rainfall precipitationSnow/rainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
4°C 
-0°C 
31 hours 
76 mm 
20 days 
poor 
2°C 
-3°C 
33 hours 
68 mm 
19 days 
poor 
2°C 
-3°C 
66 hours 
59 mm 
15 days 
poor 
Climate in Klaipėda

Nida

In January Nida generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 3°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around -1°C and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Nida
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly snow/rainfall precipitationSnow/rainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
5°C 
1°C 
31 hours 
88 mm 
19 days 
poor 
3°C 
-1°C 
33 hours 
72 mm 
18 days 
poor 
3°C 
-1°C 
66 hours 
63 mm 
14 days 
poor 
Climate in Nida

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Is January the best time to visit Lithuania?

In our view, January might not be the best time to travel to Lithuania with often poor weather in Vilnius.

On average, the best time to visit Lithuania is in June, July and August with generally perfect weather in Vilnius. On the other hand, the months of January, February, March, November and December tend to have poor weather conditions.

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