Avg weather in January
8 Hrs per day
63 mm per month
89 % avg
11 Mph avg

Berlin Weather in January

What’s the weather like in Berlin in January?

Berlin is very cold in January and you’ll need to pack warm layers for your visit. It’s a relatively quiet time to visit the city, which is perfect if you want to do some shopping and sightseeing without the busy summer crowds.

Geographical influences

Located in northeast Germany, Berlin is a thriving capital city that’s known for its upbeat nightlife, friendly atmosphere and stunning architecture. The city has a temperate continental climate, which means summers are warm and winters are very cold. Frosts are common in the early hours of the morning throughout January with the possibility of snowfall.


Berlin weather in January is very cold with a daily average of just -1°C. It gets even colder at night with lows of -3°C, so make sure to wear layers and a coat to stay warm. There is 42mm of rain over 15 days of the month, so you should check the forecast regularly and take an umbrella with you. It’s quite cloudy at this time of year and just two hours of sunshine per day.

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