What’s the weather like in Vienna in January?
As you’d expect of the Austrian capital in winter, the Vienna weather in January is very cold with wintery showers. There’s little sunshine and a good deal of cloud as temperatures struggle to reach much higher than 1°C or 2°C during the day.
The historic city of Vienna, which is a haven for architecture and classical music fans, is found in north-east Austria on the banks of the Danube River. Vienna has an oceanic climate and gets a lot less snowfall in January than areas to the west and south and around the Alps.
The average daytime high temperature in January in this picturesque part of Austria reaches just 2°C. This is more likely to be around -2°C, dropping to occasional lows of -5°C on the most cold days. At night you can expect it to always be below freezing. Visitors will get two hours of sunshine each day, on average, from nine hours of daylight. The sun will rise at 7.45am and disappear about 4.30pm. The weather in Vienna in January produces about 31mm of rainfall, with only a small amount being snowfall. The humidity and wind speeds are light.