Avg weather in January
7 Hrs per day
64 mm per month
86 % avg
15 Mph avg

Copenhagen Weather in January

What’s the weather like in Copenhagen in January?

Take a relaxing winter break to Denmark’s classy capital and you’ll explore the city in cold and crisp conditions. Along with February, the Copenhagen weather in January is the coldest all year and will often be below freezing. It’s a quiet time to come, after the Christmas festivities have finished.

Geographical influences

The weather in Copenhagen in January is so cold because the city’s found in Scandinavia, close to Sweden with the Baltic Sea to the south. A lot of the rainfall gives way to snowfalls at this time. Copenhagen and the region around the Zealand and Amager Islands are quite low and flat, with freezing weather easily spreading inland from the surrounding waters.


You’ll need to wrap up very warm in Copenhagen in January. Rainfall averages about 40mm across 16 wet days and this often becomes heavy snow. On average, there’s one or two hours of sunshine and grey skies are very common this month. The sun rises at about 8.30am and sets around 4pm. The average daytime high temperature’s a cold 2°C but it’ll feel a few degrees lower than that in the strong wind. The sea temperature will be just above freezing, at an average of 1°C.

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