Avg weather in January
9 Hrs per day
19 mm per month
85 % avg
13 Mph avg


What’s the weather like in Toronto in January?

Toronto is in the east of Canada on the shores of Lake Ontario, and has a continental climate. This brings warm summers and cold winters to the city, so you can expect chilly weather if you visit in January. Temperatures regularly dip below freezing, meaning a warm coat, hat, scarf and gloves are must-haves. More snow falls to the south of Lake Ontario than where Toronto is in the north, but you can still expect to see some snow if you’re going in January.


The average temperature in Toronto is a freezing -3ºC in January, reaching highs of 0ºC and lows of -5ºC. With these temperatures, you’ll need to bring plenty of winter clothes if you’re visiting at this time of year. Around 50mm of rain’s forecast during January, spread across 12 wet days, so chances are you’ll see some showers. They’re usually short-lived, though, and shouldn’t ruin your holiday.

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