Weather in January in Nunavut

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

What is the weather like in Nunavut in January?

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

January is a month with very cold maximum daytime temperatures around -21°C (-6°F) and nighttime temperatures around -30°C (-22°F) in Iqaluit. It is a very cold month in some areas, so be prepared and make sure to dress up warm.

January is a dry month with an average snow/rainfall around 22mm (0.9inch) in Iqaluit. In general it is also a dark month with an average of 38 hours of sunshine in Iqaluit 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 Nunavut.

Where to go in Nunavut in January

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

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

Average weather in Iqaluit

In January Iqaluit generally has very cold temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -21°C (-6°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -30°C (-22°F) and low monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

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
-18°C / -0°F 
-26°C / -15°F 
22 hours 
20mm / 0.8inch 
12 days 
-21°C / -6°F 
-30°C / -22°F 
38 hours 
22mm / 0.9inch 
11 days 
-22°C / -8°F 
-31°C / -24°F 
96 hours 
19mm / 0.7inch 
11 days 
Climate in Iqaluit

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Nunavut, in Canada.

Is January the best time to go to Nunavut?

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

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

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