The United States of America weather in January

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

What is the weather like in the United States of America in January?

The weather conditions in the United States of America in January range from poor to perfect depending on the destination. It is a winter month.

During January in the United States of America, the average maximum temperature ranges from very low in Barter Island with -22°C (-8°F) to high in Kahului with 28°C (82°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 18°C (64°F) in Kahului and -29°C (-20°F) in Barter Island. On average, it is the month with the lowest temperature of the year in the United States of America. So be prepared and make sure to dress up warm.

Precipitation in January ranges from almost no in Point Barrow with an average of 4mm (0.2inch) snow/rainfall to heavy in Brookings with 322mm (13inch). It is also generally a moderately sunny period with an average of 161 hours of sunshine in New York City 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 the United States of America.

Where to go in the United States of America in January

Find the average weather conditions in January for the most popular destinations in the United States of America 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 the United States of America

What is the weather like in January for the 5 most popular destinations in the United States of America?

Average weather in New York City

In January New York City generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 4°C (40°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -2°C (28°F) and high monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

New York City
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
7°C / 44°F 
1°C / 34°F 
141 hours 
111mm / 4.4inch 
10 days 
poor 
4°C / 40°F 
-2°C / 28°F 
161 hours 
90mm / 3.5inch 
11 days 
poor 
6°C / 42°F 
-1°C / 30°F 
162 hours 
77mm / 3inch 
10 days 
poor 
Climate in New York City

Average weather in Kissimmee

In January Kissimmee generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 22°C (72°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C (48°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Kissimmee
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
23°C / 73°F 
11°C / 52°F 
210 hours 
55mm / 2.2inch 
7 days 
22°C / 72°F 
9°C / 48°F 
210 hours 
63mm / 2.5inch 
7 days 
24°C / 74°F 
10°C / 51°F 
210 hours 
60mm / 2.4inch 
7 days 
Climate in Kissimmee

Average weather in Orlando

In January Orlando generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 22°C (72°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 10°C (50°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Orlando
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
23°C / 73°F 
11°C / 52°F 
65mm / 2.6inch 
7 days 
22°C / 72°F 
10°C / 50°F 
59mm / 2.3inch 
7 days 
24°C / 75°F 
11°C / 52°F 
60mm / 2.4inch 
7 days 
Climate in Orlando

Average weather in Los Angeles

In January Los Angeles generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C (68°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 9°C (49°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Los Angeles
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
20°C / 68°F 
9°C / 48°F 
220 hours 
59mm / 2.3inch 
5 days 
20°C / 68°F 
9°C / 49°F 
224 hours 
79mm / 3.1inch 
6 days 
20°C / 68°F 
10°C / 50°F 
221 hours 
96mm / 3.8inch 
6 days 
Climate in Los Angeles

Average weather in Destin

In January Destin generally has moderate temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 17°C (63°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 7°C (45°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Destin
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
19°C / 66°F 
9°C / 47°F 
121mm / 4.8inch 
10 days 
17°C / 63°F 
7°C / 45°F 
110mm / 4.3inch 
10 days 
19°C / 66°F 
9°C / 48°F 
130mm / 5.1inch 
9 days 
Climate in Destin

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in the United States of America.

Is January the best time to go to the United States of America?

In our opinion January is not the best time to visit the United States of America with commonly poor weather in New York City.

On average the best time to visit the United States of America is in May, June, July, August and September with generally pleasant weather in New York City. The worst months are January, February, March and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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