South Georgia weather in January

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

What is the weather like in South Georgia in January?

The weather conditions in South Georgia in January are generally poor. It is a summer month.

You can expect cold maximum average daytime temperatures of around 7°C (44°F) and nighttime temperatures around 2°C (36°F) in Grytviken. On average, it is the month with the highest temperature of the year in South Georgia.

January is a rainy month with an average rainfall of around 91mm (3.6 inches) in Grytviken. It is also generally a moderately sunny time of year with an average of 154 hours of sunshine in Grytviken during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to discover more about the various weather conditions around South Georgia.

Where to go in South Georgia in January

Find the average weather conditions in January for the most popular destinations in South Georgia 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 / 3.5inches a month).

Popular destinations in South Georgia

What is the weather like in January for the most popular destinonation in South Georgia?

Average weather in Grytviken

In January Grytviken generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 7°C (44°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 2°C (36°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
6°C / 43°F 
1°C / 34°F 
169 hours 
76mm / 3" 
28 days 
7°C / 44°F 
2°C / 36°F 
154 hours 
91mm / 3.6" 
28 days 
7°C / 44°F 
3°C / 37°F 
160 hours 
80mm / 3.1" 
19 days 
Climate in Grytviken

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Is January the best time to go to South Georgia?

In our opinion January is one of the best times to visit South Georgia, but the weather is often poor in Grytviken.

On average the best time to visit South Georgia is in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December with generally poor weather in Grytviken. The worst months are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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