Kirkwall Weather in January

What's the weather like in Kirkwall (Scotland) in January 2023?

The climate in Kirkwall during January can be summarized as cool and damp.

January is in the winter in Kirkwall and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 6°C (43°F), whilst at night 2°C (35°F) is normal.

Kirkwall weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 6°C 42.8°F
Nightly temperature 1.6°C 34.9°F
Average temperature 3.8°C 38.8°F
Daily sunshine 1.2 hrs
Avg rainfall 102 mm 4 ins
Rainy days 25 days
Sea temperature 8.3°C 46.9°F
Humidity 89%
Windspeed 28.4kph 18 mph

On average January is the 4th wettest month of the year in Kirkwall with around 102mm 4 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 25 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 1.2 hours of sunshine per day.

January temperatures in Kirkwall

Kirkwall average temperature in January

January rainfall

Kirkwall average rain in January

January hourly sunshine

Kirkwall average rain in January

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 Kirkwall in January 2022.

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Kirkwall weather stats

Kirkwall weather statistics
Hottest month: August 15.3°C 59.5°F
Driest month: May 49mm 1.9ins
Sunniest month: April 5hrs
Coldest month: February 5.9°C 42.6°F
Wettest month: November 119mm 4.7ins
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