Weather in January in United States of America

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

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

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

January has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from very cold in Barter Island with -22°C (-8°F) to warm temperatures in Kailua-Kona with 28°C (82°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 20°C (68°F) in Kailua-Kona and -29°C (-20°F) in Barter Island. It is one of the coldest months of the year, so be prepared and make sure to dress up warm.

Precipitation ranges from almost non in Point Barrow with 4mm (0.2inch) snow/rainfall to heavy in Brookings with 322mm (13inch) rainfall. In general it is also a moderate sunny month with an average of 161 hours of sunshine in New York 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 United States of America.

Where to go in United States of America in January

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

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

Average weather in New York

In January New York generally has cold 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
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

Average weather in Kissimmee

In January Kissimmee generally has warm 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 Davenport

In January Davenport generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 22°C (72°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 8°C (46°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Davenport
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
23°C / 73°F 
10°C / 50°F 
57mm / 2.2inch 
22°C / 72°F 
8°C / 46°F 
64mm / 2.5inch 
23°C / 73°F 
9°C / 48°F 
72mm / 2.8inch 
Climate in Davenport

Average weather in Orlando

In January Orlando generally has warm 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 moderate 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

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

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

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

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