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Copenhagen in January: Weather, Average temperature and Climate

Planning a trip and want to know what the weather in Copenhagen in January will be like? Take a look at our weather guide for Copenhagen, based on historical data.
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January

Weather in Copenhagen in January 2025

OK Weather
Chill
☁️
Cloudy
January could be a good time to visit Copenhagen, as the weather is generally fine. The average high temperature is around +37°F, and there are typically 2 sunny days in January. However, expect about 4 rainy days, and total monthly rainfall of approximately 30 mm. The weather is changeable so pack for every eventuality. Search flights in one click on Avionero.
Good to know:
  • January is usually the coldest month of the year in Copenhagen;

Average weather

☀️
+37°F
Avg. max. temperature
-4°F
Min.
+52°F
Max.
30 mm
Total precipitation
86%
Avg. humidity
6 m/s
Avg. wind
2 ☀️
Sunny Days
23 ⛅️
Cloudy
4 🌦
Rainy
Our opinion: Copenhagen has OK weather in January.

Average temperature in Copenhagen in January

Here are the expected maximum, average and minimum temperatures in Copenhagen for January based on the historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data

Going from a maximum of +50°F during the day to a minimum of +28°F during the night, the temperature in January averages around +43°F.

The average maximum temperature goes down 42% by the end of the month, compared with the beginning of the month, from +46°F to +37°F.

Is Copenhagen warm or cold in January?

Copenhagen is typically chill in January.

Maximum temperatures go down compared to the previous month from +39°F to +37°F. The minimum temperature also goes down from +34°F to +30°F.

Pack a jumper and a jacket as there will be cooler temperatures.

January is the coldest month in Copenhagen, here is the comparison with other months:

Climate in Copenhagen in January

Copenhagen weather looks like this, on average, in January and the surrounding months.
DecemberJanuaryFebruary
Avg. temperature
+39°F+37°F+37°F
Min. temperature
0°F-4°F+3°F
Max. temperature
+54°F+52°F+57°F
Rainfall
43 mm30 mm21 mm
Wind
6 m/s6 m/s6 m/s
Humidity
86%86%84%
Air pressure
1011 HPa1012 HPa1013 HPa
Sunny days
223
Cloudy days
222320
Rainy days
543
Snowy days
222

January often has better weather than December. It’s getting colder in January. From +39°F in the day, the average maximum temperature lowers to +37°F. As January arrives, the amount of rainfall goes down. On average, the rainfall volume decreases from 43 mm to 30 mm. Humidity levels don’t change as the month goes on, averaging around 86%. The average wind speed doesn’t change much during January, staying around 6 m/s. The amount of sunny days stay about the same, averaging 2 sunny days during the month.

February brings much the same weather, it remains ok.

Wind

Wind speed in Copenhagen in January based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data

The average wind speed is 6 m/s getting up to 10 m/s which is a medium breeze. You can feel it, especially getting out of the water.

The average wind speed in Copenhagen is gradually decreasing during January, going from 4 m/s to 2 m/s over the course of the month.

Rain

Amount of rainfall in mm during January in Copenhagen based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data
Total precipitation in January is about 43 mm, with a 32% chance of rain on a typical day. The maximum amount of rainfall per day is around 13 mm, which is considered light rain. January is a pretty wet month with over 10 rainy days, so don’t forget to pack an umbrella, raincoat, and a pair of wellies.
Here’s how January is compared with other months in the amount of precipitation, total mm:
Copenhagen wettest month is August, where a typical day has a 23% chance of precipitation and 60 mm of rainfall per day. February, on the other hand, is the driest month with a mere 10% chance of precipitation and 21 mm of rainfall per day.

Snow

Amount of snow in mm during January in Copenhagen based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data
Typically, there is a 0% chance of snow on an average day in January, with a total monthly snowfall of approximately 6 mm.

January is one of the snowiest months in Copenhagen.

Here’s how January is compared with other months in the amount of snow, total mm:

How was the weather last January in Copenhagen?

This is the weather in Copenhagen in January 2023:
1 January
🌧️
+47°F
2 January
🌧️
+49°F
3 January
☁️
+46°F
4 January
🌧️
+44°F
5 January
☁️
+40°F
6 January
☀️
+37°F
7 January
☁️
+36°F
8 January
☁️
+39°F
9 January
☁️
+37°F
10 January
☁️
+39°F
11 January
🌫️
+36°F
12 January
☁️
+44°F
13 January
☁️
+47°F
14 January
☀️
+47°F
15 January
☁️
+39°F
16 January
☁️
+44°F
17 January
☀️
+44°F
18 January
☁️
+42°F
19 January
☁️
+40°F
20 January
🌧️
+37°F
21 January
☀️
+40°F
22 January
☁️
+38°F
23 January
☁️
+44°F
24 January
☁️
+42°F
25 January
☁️
+43°F
26 January
☁️
+43°F
27 January
☁️
+46°F
28 January
☀️
+43°F
29 January
🌧️
+47°F
30 January
☀️
+45°F
31 January
☁️
+37°F
In January 2023 Copenhagen had 6 sunny days, 19 cloudy days, and 5 rainy days. The average maximum temperature was +43°F, with an absolute maximum of +50°F and a minimum of +36°F. The average humidity was 85%, with a maximum of 99% and a minimum of 39%. The average wind speed was 6 m/s, with a maximum of 17 m/s and a minimum of 0 m/s.
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Climate Change Over the Years

This is how Copenhagen climate has changed over the last 43 years.

The climate in Copenhagen in January has not changed that much over the last 43 years.

The average temperature was the lowest in 1987 (+29°F) and the highest in 2020 (+45°F). The driest year was 1987 with only 1 mm of rainfall, and the wettest year was 2010 with 0 mm.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the weather in Copenhagen in January:

Is January a good time to visit Copenhagen?

It’s always a good time to visit Copenhagen, but the weather is changeable in January, so plan a mix of indoor and outdoor activities and exploring, and pack for every eventuality.

Can you sunbathe in Copenhagen in January?

Not really, January is not the best time to sunbathe, unless you visit a local solarium.

Is Copenhagen rainy in January?

Copenhagen is usually dry in January. Plan your packing around outdoor activities and exploring.

Is it sunny in Copenhagen in January?

Usually, it’s not very sunny in Copenhagen in January, often it’s pretty cloudy. Pack for any eventuality; layering can help reduce the number of bulky items needed.

Other cities in Denmark

Check out the weather for other cities in Denmark.

Monthly weather in Copenhagen

Source of the data

For this page, we’ve looked at the typical weather in Copenhagen, based on historical hourly weather data from January 1, 1979, to December 31, 2022.

For past dates, we show actual recorded data at the location at that time. Forecasts are based on recorded weather during that day of the year, averaged over the total years for which we have records (unless stated otherwise). The daily temperature is the highest recorded temperature in the shadow during that day.