Average January Precipitation in the United Kingdom





The tables below give monthly averages for rainfall plus snowfall during January at cities and towns in the United Kingdom.

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 calculation of days only includes the days when precipitation totalled at least one millimetre (0.04 inches).

The month's total precipitation is an average of weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

In January, the entire UK averages 13 days of rain or snow, totalling 83 millimetres (3.3 inches).

You can jump to a separate table for: Southern England, Northern England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Southern England

Average monthly precipitation in January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
12 Birmingham 2.3 58
11 Cambridge 1.8 47
12 Eastbourne 3.2 81
13 Exeter 3.7 95
11 Ipswich 1.9 49
11 London 2.0 52
12 Lowestoft 2.0 50
16 Newquay 4.3 109
12 Oxford 2.2 57
18 Princetown, Dartmoor Park 8.6 218

Northern England

January averages for total rainfall plus snowfall
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
14 Blackpool 3.1 79
11 Grimsby 2.0 50
18 Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales 6.6 167
13 Manchester 2.8 72
11 Newcastle 2.1 52
15 Penrith 4.0 102
13 Sheffield 3.3 83

Wales

Average amount of rain and snow in January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
15 Aberporth 3.3 84
17 Aberystwyth 4.8 122
16 Cardiff 4.8 122
16 Tenby 4.5 114
14 Valley, Anglesey 3.0 76

Scotland

Precipitation totals for January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
13 Aberdeen 2.8 71
12 Dundee 2.6 67
13 Edinburgh 2.9 73
12 Forres 2.2 55
17 Glasgow 5.8 148
20 Kirkwall, Orkney Islands 4.3 110
22 Lerwick, Shetland Islands 5.6 143
20 Oban 7.8 199
21 Stornoway, Outer Hebrides 5.8 148
20 Tiree, Inner Hebrides 5.4 138

Northern Ireland

Total precipitation during January
Days Place Inches Milli­metres
14 Armagh 2.9 75
15 Belfast 3.2 80
18 Londonderry 4.0 103
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