Weather in January in Romania

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in January in Romania. Is this month a good time to go to Romania? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Romania in January?

The weather in Romania in January is in general poor. January is a winter month in Romania.

January has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from very cold in Miercurea-Ciuc with -3°C (27°F) to cold temperatures in Constanţa with 4°C (40°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to -1°C (30°F) in Constanţa and -12°C (10°F) in Miercurea-Ciuc. It is one of the coldest months of the year, so be prepared and make sure to dress up warm.

Precipitation ranges from low in Sulina with 19mm (0.7inch) snow/rainfall to moderate in Băile Herculane with 72mm (2.8inch) snow/rainfall. In general it is also a dark month with an average of 71 hours of sunshine in Bucharest during the whole month.

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

Where to go in Romania in January

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

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

Average weather in Bucharest

In January Bucharest generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 3°C (37°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -5°C (23°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Bucharest
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
4°C / 39°F 
-2°C / 28°F 
63 hours 
49mm / 1.9inch 
9 days 
poor 
3°C / 37°F 
-5°C / 23°F 
71 hours 
40mm / 1.6inch 
8 days 
poor 
6°C / 42°F 
-4°C / 25°F 
85 hours 
36mm / 1.4inch 
9 days 
poor 
Climate in Bucharest

Average weather in Mamaia

In January Mamaia generally has cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 4°C (40°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -1°C (30°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Mamaia
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
6°C / 43°F 
0°C / 33°F 
81 hours 
38mm / 1.5inch 
10 days 
poor 
4°C / 40°F 
-1°C / 30°F 
83 hours 
30mm / 1.2inch 
10 days 
poor 
6°C / 42°F 
-1°C / 31°F 
111 hours 
23mm / 0.9inch 
8 days 
poor 
Climate in Mamaia

Average weather in Braşov

In January Braşov generally has very cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -0°C (32°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -8°C (18°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Braşov
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
2°C / 35°F 
-5°C / 23°F 
32mm / 1.3inch 
poor 
-0°C / 32°F 
-8°C / 18°F 
32mm / 1.3inch 
poor 
2°C / 35°F 
-6°C / 21°F 
27mm / 1.1inch 
poor 
Climate in Braşov

Average weather in Sibiu

In January Sibiu generally has very cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 2°C (35°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -7°C (19°F) and low monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Sibiu
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
3°C / 37°F 
-5°C / 23°F 
60 hours 
30mm / 1.2inch 
11 days 
poor 
2°C / 35°F 
-7°C / 19°F 
69 hours 
28mm / 1.1inch 
11 days 
poor 
5°C / 40°F 
-6°C / 22°F 
88 hours 
26mm / 1inch 
11 days 
poor 
Climate in Sibiu

Average weather in Cluj-Napoca

In January Cluj-Napoca generally has very cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 1°C (33°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -6°C (21°F) and low monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Cluj-Napoca
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
2°C / 35°F 
-4°C / 25°F 
54 hours 
37mm / 1.5inch 
15 days 
poor 
1°C / 33°F 
-6°C / 21°F 
68 hours 
24mm / 0.9inch 
13 days 
poor 
3°C / 37°F 
-5°C / 24°F 
98 hours 
21mm / 0.8inch 
13 days 
poor 
Climate in Cluj-Napoca

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

Is January the best time to go to Romania?

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

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

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