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Paris in January: Weather, Average temperature and Climate

Take a look at past year’s weather for Paris in January and see if it is worth visiting.
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January

Weather in Paris in January 2025

OK Weather
Chill
☁️
Cloudy
✈️
$392 - $746
If you plan to visit Paris in January, the weather is typically alright, with an average high temperature of +45°F during the day and approximately 4 sunny days. Expect some rainy, though, as there are typically 7 rainy days in the month and around 50 mm of precipitation. The weather is changeable so you may have to pack for every eventuality. Search flights in one click on Avionero.
Good to know:
  • January is usually the coldest month of the year in Paris;

Average weather

☀️
+45°F
Avg. max. temperature
+1°F
Min.
+61°F
Max.
50 mm
Total precipitation
83%
Avg. humidity
3 m/s
Avg. wind
4 ☀️
Sunny Days
19 ⛅️
Cloudy
7 🌦
Rainy
Our opinion: Paris has OK weather in January.

Average temperature in Paris in January

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

Going from a maximum of +57°F during the day to a minimum of +30°F during the night, the temperature in January averages around +45°F.

The average maximum temperature goes down 33% by the end of the month, compared with the beginning of the month, from +57°F to +48°F.

Is Paris warm or cold in January?

Paris is typically chill in January.

Maximum temperatures go down compared to the previous month from +46°F to +45°F. The minimum temperature also goes down from +37°F to +36°F.

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

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

Travel to Paris

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74
Flights per week
$392
Min. Price
$746
Max. Price

Climate in Paris in January

Paris weather looks like this, on average, in January and the surrounding months.
DecemberJanuaryFebruary
Avg. temperature
+46°F+45°F+46°F
Min. temperature
+14°F+1°F+10°F
Max. temperature
+63°F+61°F+70°F
Rainfall
60 mm50 mm47 mm
Wind
3 m/s3 m/s3 m/s
Humidity
85%83%79%
Air pressure
1016 HPa1017 HPa1016 HPa
Sunny days
446
Cloudy days
181915
Rainy days
876
Snowy days
111

January weather is still as ok as in December. It’s getting colder in January. From +46°F in the day, the average maximum temperature lowers to +45°F. As January arrives, the amount of rainfall goes down. On average, the rainfall volume decreases from 60 mm to 50 mm. It feels drier, as humidity decreases from 85% to 83%. The average wind speed doesn’t change much during January, staying around 3 m/s. The amount of sunny days stay about the same, averaging 4 sunny days during the month.

February brings much the same weather, it remains ok.

Wind

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

The average wind speed is 3 m/s getting up to 6 m/s which is a medium breeze. You can feel it, especially getting out of the water.

The average wind speed in Paris is gradually increasing during January, going from 3 m/s to 6 m/s over the course of the month.

Rain

Amount of rainfall in mm during January in Paris based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data
Typically, there is a 26% chance of rain on an average day in January, with total rainfall of approximately 56 mm. The maximum amount of rainfall per day is around 15 mm, which is considered light rain. On average, there are about 8 rainy days during January, so prepare to bring an umbrella.
Here’s how January is compared with other months in the amount of precipitation, total mm:
Paris wettest month is May, where a typical day has a 29% chance of precipitation and 73 mm of rainfall per day. February, on the other hand, is the driest month with a mere 21% chance of precipitation and 47 mm of rainfall per day.

Snow

Amount of snow in mm during January in Paris based on historical data.
Last Year
Historical Data
The total snow in January is about 0 mm, with a 0% chance of snow on a typical day.

January is one of the snowiest months in Paris.

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

How was the weather last January in Paris?

This is the weather in Paris in January 2023:
1 January
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+57°F
2 January
☀️
+57°F
3 January
🌧️
+55°F
4 January
🌧️
+52°F
5 January
☀️
+44°F
6 January
☀️
+44°F
7 January
🌧️
+47°F
8 January
🌧️
+47°F
9 January
🌧️
+43°F
10 January
🌫️
+40°F
11 January
🌫️
+39°F
12 January
🌫️
+40°F
13 January
🌫️
+39°F
14 January
☀️
+46°F
15 January
🌫️
+46°F
16 January
🌫️
+41°F
17 January
🌫️
+45°F
18 January
🌫️
+49°F
19 January
☁️
+43°F
20 January
☀️
+44°F
21 January
☁️
+42°F
22 January
☁️
+43°F
23 January
☁️
+41°F
24 January
☀️
+45°F
25 January
🌫️
+34°F
26 January
🌫️
+38°F
27 January
🌫️
+45°F
28 January
☁️
+46°F
29 January
☁️
+51°F
30 January
☁️
+50°F
31 January
☀️
+47°F
In January 2023 Paris had 8 sunny days, 7 cloudy days, and 5 rainy days. The average maximum temperature was +45°F, with an absolute maximum of +57°F and a minimum of +34°F. The average humidity was 89%, with a maximum of 100% and a minimum of 55%. The average wind speed was 3 m/s, with a maximum of 11 m/s and a minimum of 0 m/s.
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Climate Change Over the Years

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

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

The average temperature was the lowest in 1987 (+33°F) and the highest in 2018 (+51°F). The driest year was 1997 with only 5 mm of rainfall, and the wettest year was 2018 with 122 mm.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the weather in Paris in January:

Is January a good time to visit Paris?

It’s always a good time to visit Paris, 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 Paris in January?

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

Is Paris rainy in January?

Paris is often rainy in January. You may get a bit damp when outside, so pack an umbrella, and maybe even a raincoat.

Is it sunny in Paris in January?

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

How much does it cost to fly to Paris in January?

The normal prices to fly to Paris is $392 - $746. It means that the majority of our users have picked flights in this range. To find the best price we recommend you search early, using our flexible dates feature.

Other cities in France

Check out the weather for other cities in France.

Monthly weather in Paris

Source of the data

For this page, we’ve looked at the typical weather in Paris, 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.