Average January Precipitation for Canadian Cities





The tables below list monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during January at major cities in Canada. Each place has a total for how many days of wet weather it usually gets this month and for the normal amount of precipitation.

The numbers allow you to compare the typical precipitation for the 33 largest Canadian cities, ranging from St John's, Newfoundland in the east to Victoria, British Columbia in the west.

These are all the metropolitan areas that, according to Statistics Canada, had at least 100,000 people in 2011.

The month's precipitation totals are averages of weather data collected during 1981 to 2010. The calculation of days includes those when precipitation totalled at least 0.2 millimetres (0.008 inches).

Average monthly precipitation in January
Days City Inches Milli­metres
20 Abbotsford, British Columbia 8.3 212
15 Barrie, Ontario 3.2 83
11 Brantford, Ontario 2.2 55
7 Calgary, Alberta 0.4 9
11 Edmonton, Alberta 0.9 22
16 Guelph, Ontario 2.0 52
14 Halifax, Nova Scotia 5.5 140
15 Hamilton, Ontario 2.2 57
12 Kelowna, British Columbia 1.2 30
16 Kingston, Ontario 2.6 65
18 Kitchener - Waterloo, Ontario 2.6 65
Days City Inches Milli­metres
19 London, Ontario 2.9 74
15 Moncton, New Brunswick 3.8 98
17 Montréal, Quebec 3.0 77
14 Oshawa, Ontario 2.6 66
16 Ottawa, Ontario 2.5 63
13 Peterborough, Ontario 2.2 55
17 Québec City, Quebec 3.4 87
11 Regina, Saskatchewan 0.6 15
19 Saguenay, Quebec 2.3 58
6 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 0.5 13
20 Sherbrooke, Quebec 2.9 74
Days City Inches Milli­metres
16 St. Catharines - Niagara, Ontario 2.6 65
16 Saint John, New Brunswick 4.9 124
22 St. John's, Newfoundland 5.9 149
18 Sudbury, Ontario 2.4 62
12 Thunder Bay, Ontario 1.0 26
15 Toronto, Ontario 2.4 62
14 Trois-Rivières, Quebec 3.3 83
20 Vancouver, British Columbia 8.8 223
17 Victoria, British Columbia 4.0 103
16 Windsor, Ontario 2.4 62
12 Winnipeg, Manitoba 0.8 20
Reference

Environment Canada. Meteorological Service of Canada. Canadian Climate Normals. 1981-2010 Climate Normals & Averages.

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