January Sunshine Averages for Cities in Europe

The tables below give January averages for the number of hours of sunshine at major cities throughout Europe.

The cities range from Amsterdam to Zurich and from Reykjavík to İstanbul. They are listed alphabetically and you can jump ahead to the section for Amsterdam to Kazan, Lille to Pristina and Reykjavík to Zurich.

Included in this list are Europe's national capitals plus cities with a metropolitan population of over one million people.

The month's totals are averages of historical weather data collected over a long period, in most cases 30 years.

Total January sunshine
City Hours
Amsterdam, Netherlands 63
Andorra la Vella, Andorra 119
Athens, Greece 129
Barcelona, Spain 149
Belgrade, Serbia 72
Berlin, Germany 45
Birmingham, United Kingdom 48
Brussels, Belgium 59
Bucharest, Romania 71
Budapest, Hungary 54
Chisinau, Moldova 75
Cologne, Germany 47
Copenhagen, Denmark 46
Dublin, Ireland 59
Glasgow, United Kingdom 38
Hamburg, Germany 42
Helsinki, Finland 38
İstanbul, Turkey 71
Kazan, Russia 49
Average amount of sun in January
City Hours
Lille, France 66
Lisbon, Portugal 144
Ljubljana, Slovenia 47
London, United Kingdom 45
Luxembourg, Luxembourg 44
Lyon, France 74
Madrid, Spain 148
Manchester, United Kingdom 53
Marseille, France 145
Milan, Italy 59
Minsk, Belarus 46
Monaco, Monaco 158
Moscow, Russia 32
Munich, Germany 61
Naples, Italy 115
Nice, France 158
Nizhny & Novgorod, Russia 39
Odessa, Ukraine 77
Oslo, Norway 40
Paris, France 62
Podgorica, Montenegro 121
Prague, Czech Republic 50
Pristina, Kosovo 71
Average January sun
City Hours
Reykjavík, Iceland 27
Riga, Latvia 31
Rostov-on-Don, Russia 64
Rotterdam, Netherlands 63
Saint Petersburg, Russia 22
Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina 57
Skopje, Macedonia 87
Sofia, Bulgaria 74
Stockholm, Sweden 40
Tallinn, Estonia 24
Turin, Italy 112
Vaduz, Liechtenstein 70
Valletta, Malta 158
Vienna, Austria 70
Vilnius, Lithuania 36
Zagreb, Croatia 56
Zurich, Switzerland 48

The sunshine data are provided by national meteorological agencies.

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