Montenegro weather in January

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

What is the weather like in Montenegro in January?

The weather conditions in Montenegro in January are generally poor. It is a winter month.

During January in Montenegro, the average maximum temperature ranges from very low in Žabljak with 1°C (33°F) to moderate in Herceg-Novi with 12°C (54°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 5°C (41°F) in Herceg-Novi and -9°C (17°F) in Žabljak. On average, it is the month with the lowest temperatures of the year in Montenegro.

Precipitation in January ranges from high in Žabljak with an average of 120mm (4.7inch) snow/rainfall to heavy in Herceg-Novi with 237mm (9.3inch). It is also generally a moderately sunny period with an average of 111 hours of sunshine in Budva 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 Montenegro.

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.

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 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 moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 12°C (54°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 5°C (41°F) 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
14°C / 57°F 
7°C / 44°F 
100 hours 
237mm / 9.3inch 
15 days 
poor 
12°C / 54°F 
5°C / 41°F 
111 hours 
237mm / 9.3inch 
14 days 
poor 
13°C / 55°F 
5°C / 42°F 
114 hours 
197mm / 7.8inch 
13 days 
poor 
Climate in Budva

Average weather in Kotor

In January Kotor generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 12°C (54°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 5°C (41°F) 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
14°C / 57°F 
7°C / 44°F 
100 hours 
237mm / 9.3inch 
15 days 
poor 
12°C / 54°F 
5°C / 41°F 
111 hours 
237mm / 9.3inch 
14 days 
poor 
13°C / 55°F 
5°C / 42°F 
114 hours 
197mm / 7.8inch 
13 days 
poor 
Climate in Kotor

Average weather in Ulcinj

In January Ulcinj generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 11°C (51°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 4°C (39°F) and high 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
12°C / 54°F 
6°C / 42°F 
117 hours 
145mm / 5.7inch 
12 days 
poor 
11°C / 51°F 
4°C / 39°F 
122 hours 
147mm / 5.8inch 
12 days 
poor 
12°C / 53°F 
5°C / 41°F 
129 hours 
135mm / 5.3inch 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Ulcinj

Average weather in Herceg-Novi

In January Herceg-Novi generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 12°C (54°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 5°C (41°F) 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
14°C / 57°F 
7°C / 44°F 
100 hours 
237mm / 9.3inch 
15 days 
poor 
12°C / 54°F 
5°C / 41°F 
111 hours 
237mm / 9.3inch 
14 days 
poor 
13°C / 55°F 
5°C / 42°F 
114 hours 
197mm / 7.8inch 
13 days 
poor 
Climate in Herceg-Novi

Average weather in Tivat

In January Tivat generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 12°C (54°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 5°C (41°F) 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
14°C / 57°F 
7°C / 44°F 
100 hours 
237mm / 9.3inch 
15 days 
poor 
12°C / 54°F 
5°C / 41°F 
111 hours 
237mm / 9.3inch 
14 days 
poor 
13°C / 55°F 
5°C / 42°F 
114 hours 
197mm / 7.8inch 
13 days 
poor 
Climate in Tivat

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

Is January the best time to go to Montenegro?

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

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

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