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Islamabad weather in January (Pakistan)

How is the weather in Islamabad in January? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

Temperatures

In January, Islamabad generally has moderate temperatures and moderate rainfall. January is a winter month. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 17°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 4°C. While this is the time of year with slightly cooler averages, it remains comfortably warm.

Precipitation

Islamabad in January usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 77 mm for the month. When we look at the climate data from the last 30 years, we can expect around 6 days of rain.

Average sunshine

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 196 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.

Should you favor a climate that's both dry and comfortably warm April, October and November typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, June, July and August tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Islamabad climate page with graphs.

 

Islamabad, monthly averages in January

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 4°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 17°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 20%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 77 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 6 days  
SunshineSunshine 196 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Pakistan in January

Find out more about the weather in Pakistan and which places have the best travel conditions in this month.

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

For visitors traveling to Islamabad, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do.

Swimming
5/10
Cycling
6/10
Walking
6/10
Barbeque
6/10
Camping
4/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

Interested in more climate information?

This site provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Islamabad.

Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to Pakistan? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in Pakistan. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal travel conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.