January Weather in England and Wales:
Average Temperature, Rainfall and Sunshine





The normal January weather conditions for England and Wales are summarized here. The tables list average daily high and low temperatures, total rainfall and hours of sunshine for January.

The weather averages are given for the entire countries, and also broken down into six regions.

Southeast England ranges from London southwards and covers England's south coast from Bournemouth to Margate. Southwest England and Wales includes Cornwall, Devon and southern Wales.

Eastern England is the land lying northeast of London. It includes Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and the cities of Cambridge and Norwich. Midlands corresponds to West and East Midlands, except Lincolnshire.

Northeast England includes Yorkshire and the Humber and the Lincolnshire portion of East Midlands. Northwest England and Wales covers from northern Wales up England's west coast to the Scottish border, taking in the cities of Liverpool, Manchester and Carlisle.

These measures of climate are averages of data collected at weather stations from 1981 to 2010.

Temperature

Average January temperatures
High °F Low °F Region High °C Low °C
44 34 England 7 1
44 35 Wales 7 2
46 35 Southeast England 8 2
46 36 Southwest England & Wales 8 2
45 35 Eastern England 7 1
44 34 Midlands 7 1
43 33 Northeast England 6 1
44 34 Northwest England & Wales 6 1

Rainfall

Average monthly precipitation in January
Days Region Inches Milli­metres
13 England 3.3 83
17 Wales 6.2 157
13 Southeast England 3.2 80
16 Southwest England & Wales 5.4 137
11 Eastern England 2.1 53
13 Midlands 2.9 74
13 Northeast England 2.8 71
16 Northwest England & Wales 5.3 136

Sunshine

Total January sun
Region Hours
England 54
Wales 49
Southeast England 59
Southwest England & Wales 54
Eastern England 59
Midlands 52
Northeast England 53
Northwest England & Wales 46
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