The climate in Akureyri during January can be summarized as cold and reasonably dry.
January is in the winter in Akureyri and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing -1°C (30°F), whilst at night -8°C (18°F) is normal.
|Daytime temperature||-1.4°C 29.5°F|
|Nightly temperature||-7.6°C 18.3°F|
|Average temperature||-4.5°C 23.9°F|
|Daily sunshine||0.4 hrs|
|Avg rainfall||66 mm 2.6 ins|
|Rainy days||16 days|
|Sea temperature||3.6°C 38.4°F|
|Windspeed||17.6kph 11 mph|
On average January is the 5th wettest month of the year in Akureyri with around 66mm 2.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.
On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 0.4 hours of sunshine per day.
The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Akureyri in January 2021.
|Hottest month:||July||12°C 53.6°F|
|Driest month:||May||36mm 1.4ins|
|Coldest month:||January||-1.5°C 29.3°F|
|Wettest month:||October||79mm 3.1ins|