Montenegro weather in January

Planning a getaway to Montenegro this January and curious about the weather you should prepare for? Discover all the vital details you need on this page, solving your puzzle:

What is the weather like in Montenegro in January?

Montenegro offers a broad spectrum of weather patterns. In January, one might encounter temperatures that range from very cold to moderate, and precipitation levels ranging from moderate to heavy. In January, it is winter.

Based on our climate data spanning from 1990-2020, the average maximum temperature is very cold in Žabljak at 2°C to moderate in Ulcinj at 12°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 7°C in Ulcinj and -6°C in Žabljak. On average, January is the coldest month of the year in Montenegro. So be prepared and make sure to pack winter cloths.

In January, precipitation varies across different areas. From moderate snow/rainfall in Bijelo Polje with an average of 79 mm to heavy snow/rainfall in Ljuta with 211 mm. Most cities enjoy a balanced amount of sunshine, with around 111 hours of sunlight anticipated in Budva. This ensures the days are neither too dim nor excessively sunny.

For specific regional insights in Montenegro for January, refer to the map provided below. For an in-depth overview of the yearly weather conditions, do visit our Montenegro climate page.

Where to go in Montenegro in January

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

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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).

Popular destinations in Montenegro

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

Average weather in Budva

In January Budva generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 11°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 6°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Budva
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
12°C 
7°C 
100 hours 
259 mm 
13 days 
poor 
11°C 
6°C 
111 hours 
191 mm 
13 days 
poor 
11°C 
6°C 
114 hours 
217 mm 
13 days 
poor 
Climate in Budva

Average weather in Kotor

In January Kotor generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 9°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 3°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Kotor
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 
4°C 
100 hours 
279 mm 
13 days 
poor 
9°C 
3°C 
111 hours 
205 mm 
13 days 
poor 
10°C 
3°C 
114 hours 
232 mm 
13 days 
poor 
Climate in Kotor

Average weather in Ulcinj

In January Ulcinj generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 12°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 7°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Ulcinj
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 
9°C 
117 hours 
242 mm 
13 days 
poor 
12°C 
7°C 
122 hours 
182 mm 
13 days 
poor 
13°C 
7°C 
129 hours 
201 mm 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Ulcinj

Average weather in Herceg-Novi

In January Herceg-Novi generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 10°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 4°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Herceg-Novi
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
11°C 
5°C 
100 hours 
222 mm 
13 days 
poor 
10°C 
4°C 
111 hours 
166 mm 
13 days 
poor 
10°C 
4°C 
114 hours 
184 mm 
13 days 
poor 
Climate in Herceg-Novi

Average weather in Tivat

In January Tivat generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 9°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 3°C and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Tivat
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 
4°C 
100 hours 
265 mm 
13 days 
poor 
9°C 
3°C 
111 hours 
196 mm 
13 days 
poor 
10°C 
3°C 
114 hours 
220 mm 
13 days 
poor 
Climate in Tivat

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Is January the best time to visit Montenegro?

Given the typically poor weather conditions in Budva, January may not be the ideal time to visit Montenegro.

On average, the best time to visit Montenegro is in June, July and August with generally perfect weather in Budva. In contrast, January, February, March, November and December tend to have poor weather conditions.

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