Shetland Weather in January

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

The climate in Shetland during January can be summarized as cool and wet.

January is in the winter in Shetland and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 5°C (42°F), whilst at night 1°C (34°F) is normal.

Shetland weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 5.4°C 41.8°F
Nightly temperature 1.3°C 34.3°F
Average temperature 3.4°C 38.1°F
Daily sunshine 0.9 hrs
Avg rainfall 129 mm 5.1 ins
Rainy days 26 days
Sea temperature 8.5°C 47.3°F
Humidity 89%
Windspeed 30.7kph 19 mph

On average January is the 4th wettest month of the year in Shetland with around 129mm 5.1 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 26 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 0.9 hours of sunshine per day.

January temperatures in Shetland

Shetland average temperature in January

January rainfall

Shetland average rain in January

January hourly sunshine

Shetland 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 Shetland in January 2022.

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Shetland weather stats

Shetland weather statistics
Hottest month: August 14.2°C 57.6°F
Driest month: June 59mm 2.3ins
Sunniest month: April 4.9hrs
Coldest month: February 5.2°C 41.4°F
Wettest month: November 140mm 5.5ins
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