Avg weather in January
8 Hrs per day
65 mm per month
87 % avg
11 Mph avg

Paris Weather in January

What’s the weather like in Paris in January?

January is the coldest month of the year, so make sure to pack plenty of hats, scarves, and gloves for your holiday. It’s also very wet and rainfall is expected to fall every other day, so keep an eye on the forecast and keep an umbrella in your bag for any surprise showers.

Geographical influences

Paris is the capital city of France and enjoys a Western European oceanic climate, which means that winters are cold and moderately wet. Snowfall is a possibility in January, but it rarely lies on the ground and it’s more likely to rain than snow. The climate is influenced by the North Atlantic Current, which brings cooling winds to the city that lowers temperatures and contribute to night frosts.


Paris weather in January is cool and wet with an average temperature of 6°C that rarely reaches anything above 12°C. It’s likely to rain on at least 14 days of the month, which means there’s a high chance you’ll experience at least one or two showers during your stay. Humidity levels are quite high at around 84% and cloudy days are quite common towards the start of the month. You can expect around two days of snowfall towards the end of the month with just a few hours of sunshine per day.

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