UK weather in January 2023

Read our complete guide to the weather in the UK in January.

  • 7°C maximum daytime temperature in January in UK (London)7
    7°C max day temperature
  • 2 hours of sunshine per day
  • 16 days with some rainfall in January in UK (London)16
    16 days with some rainfall
  • 2°C minimum night-time temperature in January in UK (London)2
    2°C min night temperature
  • 8 hours of daylight per day in January in UK (London)8
    8 hours of daylight per day
  • No heat & humidity in January in UK (London)0
    No heat & humidity
  • 55 mm monthly rainfall in January in UK (London)55
    55 mm of monthly rainfall
  • UV (maximum) index 1 (Low) in January in UK (London)1
    1 (Low) UV index

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The January weather guide for UK (London) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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Top 10 UK places to go in January

  1. Torquay, Devon
  2. Pembroke, South Wales
  3. Weymouth, Dorset
  4. Chichester, West Sussex
  5. Eastbourne, East Sussex
  6. Colchester, Essex
  7. Whitby, North Yorkshire
  8. Deal, Kent
  9. Salisbury, Wiltshire
  10. Alnwick, Northumberland

1. Torquay, Devon, England

  • Usually 8°C maximum daytime temperature in Torquay in January8
    8°C max daytime temperature
  • 2 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 19 days with some rainfall in Torquay in January19
    19 days with some rainfall
  • 134 mm monthly rainfall in Torquay in January134
    134 mm monthly rainfall

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2. Pembroke, South Wales

  • Usually 8°C maximum daytime temperature in Pembroke in January8
    8°C max daytime temperature
  • 2 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 20 days with some rainfall in Pembroke in January20
    20 days with some rainfall
  • 91 mm monthly rainfall in Pembroke in January91
    91 mm monthly rainfall

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3. Weymouth, Dorset, England

  • Usually 8°C maximum daytime temperature in Weymouth in January8
    8°C max daytime temperature
  • 2 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 18 days with some rainfall in Weymouth in January18
    18 days with some rainfall
  • 90 mm monthly rainfall in Weymouth in January90
    90 mm monthly rainfall

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4. Chichester, West Sussex, England

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5. Eastbourne, East Sussex, England

  • Usually 7°C maximum daytime temperature in Eastbourne in January7
    7°C max daytime temperature
  • 2 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 17 days with some rainfall in Eastbourne in January17
    17 days with some rainfall
  • 83 mm monthly rainfall in Eastbourne in January83
    83 mm monthly rainfall

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6. Colchester, Essex, England

  • Usually 6°C maximum daytime temperature in Colchester in January6
    6°C max daytime temperature
  • 2 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 17 days with some rainfall in Colchester in January17
    17 days with some rainfall
  • 49 mm monthly rainfall in Colchester in January49
    49 mm monthly rainfall

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7. Whitby, North Yorkshire, England

  • Usually 6°C maximum daytime temperature in Whitby in January6
    6°C max daytime temperature
  • 2 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 18 days with some rainfall in Whitby in January18
    18 days with some rainfall
  • 67 mm monthly rainfall in Whitby in January67
    67 mm monthly rainfall

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8. Deal, Kent, England

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9. Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

  • Usually 7°C maximum daytime temperature in Salisbury in January7
    7°C max daytime temperature
  • 2 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 17 days with some rainfall in Salisbury in January17
    17 days with some rainfall
  • 77 mm monthly rainfall in Salisbury in January77
    77 mm monthly rainfall

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10. Alnwick, Northumberland, England

  • Usually 6°C maximum daytime temperature in Alnwick in January6
    6°C max daytime temperature
  • 2 hours of sunshine per day
  • Usually 19 days with some rainfall in Alnwick in January19
    19 days with some rainfall
  • 70 mm monthly rainfall in Alnwick in January70
    70 mm monthly rainfall

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How cold is it in the UK in January?

Daytime temperatures usually reach 7°C in London, UK in January, falling to 2°C at night.

How sunny is it in the UK in January?

There are normally 2 hours of bright sunshine each day in London, UK in January - that's 19% of daylight hours.

Does it rain in the UK in January?

There are usually 16 days with some rain in London, UK in January and the average monthly rainfall is 55mm.

UK January sunrise & sunset times

Browse the sunrise and sunset times for UK in January 2023. Select a month to view UK sunrise and sunset times for the next 12 months. The UK sunrise and sunset times shown below are for London.

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Date Sunrise times Sunset times
Sunday, 1st January 2023 08:06 16:02
Monday, 16th January 2023 07:59 16:22
Tuesday, 31st January 2023 07:41 16:48

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