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A remarkable pressure pattern now unfolds over the Northern Hemisphere, affecting the winter weather in North America and Europe into the next year

The pressure systems are now re-arranging over the Northern Hemisphere, creating a unique winter weather pattern for the rest of the month and for the early days of 2022. As the polar vortex battles with a warming in the stratosphere, a strong wave disturbance emerges in the tropics, that will set up a unique blocked pattern over the Northern Hemisphere.

We were talking about these upcoming pressure changes in our previous articles. There are some very strong weather drivers behind these changes, that command the weather patterns each winter season. We always tend to explain the behind-the-scenes processes at work, so you can much easily understand the grand scale of weather development.

First, we will look at the most important weather drivers in a very simplified manner, which will reveal how they work each in their unique way to create our everyday weather. This way, you will be able to quickly learn some of the “behind the scenes” of winter weather patterns in the Northern hemisphere.

Next, we will look directly at the weather forecast for the rest of December 2021, the developing Christmas trends, and the weather trends for the early days of 2022. Below we have an example image of a very “textbook” intense winter pattern, featuring a strong blocking high-pressure system in the North Atlantic.



The meteorological winter season starts on December 1st, and lasts for 3 months, covering December, January, and February. When we look at the seasonal forecasts for winter, we always look at the large-scale climate drivers first, as they have a very long period of change and are quite stable. That has obviously been the La Nina in the tropical Pacific Ocean.

But once we get into the actual winter season, we have to look at the short-term variability. Besides the La Nina which we will also cover briefly below, we have two other drivers of the global weather. They are the now-famous Polar Vortex and the less known (but powerful) Madden-Julian Oscillation, known mostly as MJO.

Together, all three form the “triple crown” of winter weather, changing our weather on different scales by size and time, working in their own right. We will first look at the shorter-term Polar Vortex and the MJO development and quickly look at the background large-scale La Nina influence.


Every year as we head into autumn, the polar regions start to receive much less sunlight and sun energy. This means that the north pole starts to cool down. But as the polar regions are cooling, the atmosphere further south is still relatively warm as it continues to receive energy from the Sun. You can see the winter solstice on the image below when the polar regions receive little to zero solar energy, compared to regions further to the south.

But, as the temperature begins to drop over the polar regions, so does the pressure. With colder temperatures over the pole, the temperature difference towards the south increases. This also causes a pressure difference as a large low-pressure (cyclonic) circulation starts to develop across the Northern Hemisphere from the surface layers, far up into the stratosphere. This is known as the Polar Vortex.

While the stratospheric polar vortex is spinning high above our weather, it is still directly connected to the lower part and can shape our daily weather in one way or another, as one large hemispheric circulation.

The image below shows a typical example of the Polar Vortex at around 30km/18.5miles altitude (10mb level) around the middle stratosphere during the winter season.

It is basically like a very large cyclone, covering the whole north pole, down to the mid-latitudes. It is strongly present at all levels, from the ground up, but can have quite a different shape at different altitudes.

The next image below will show you the polar vortex at a much lower altitude, around 5km/3miles. It reveals the true shape and size of the polar vortex closer to the ground (cold colors). The closer to the surface we get, the more deformed the polar vortex becomes. That is because of the increased terrain/ground influence and the dynamics from many weather fronts and systems.

Be aware of “arms” extending from the polar vortex into the lower latitudes, bringing along colder air and snowfall. These arms also pack a lot of energy and can create strong winter storms, either Noreasters in the United States or powerful wind storms in the North Atlantic.

We are currently focusing mostly on the Stratospheric Polar Vortex, as it plays a very important role in the weather development throughout the season. It is known for its strong influence down from the stratosphere, in either direction, for a cold or warm winter.

A strong polar vortex usually means stronger polar circulation even in the lower levels of the atmosphere. This can usually lock the cold air into the Polar regions, creating milder winter for most of the United States and Europe. On the other hand, a Polar Vortex breakdown is just as powerful as it sounds, as the higher pressure pushes down from the stratosphere into the Polar Circle. That can push the colder air out of the polar regions, into the United States and/or Europe. Image by NOAA.

Typically, a polar vortex circulation collapses due to a rise in temperature in pressure in the stratosphere. That is called a Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event. And as the name suggests, it is a sudden rise in temperatures in the stratosphere.

But there can also be smaller warming waves in the stratosphere, that do not collapse the polar vortex. Instead, they can sometimes displace or disrupt the polar vortex enough to weaken its influence on the surface levels. That can allow other drivers to take over more strongly, creating a different weather pattern.

We produced a video below, covering December 2020 to January 2021 period, from NASA GEOS-5 data. Video shows the vorticity parameter, which (simplified) means that it shows the energy of the polar vortex. Notice how the polar vortex covers a large part of the Northern Hemisphere. You can see a strong stratospheric “anti-vortex” over the North Pacific, attacking the Polar Vortex, as it spins in the opposite (clockwise) direction.

The main takeaway from the video should be that the Polar Vortex is not just one single winter storm that moves from the Midwest into the northeastern United States. It is one large cyclonic area that is spinning over the entire Northern Hemisphere, from the ground up to the top of the stratosphere and beyond, reaching over 50km/31miles in altitude.

The warming is now already starting, reaching the first peak around or after Christmas. Below we have a temperature forecast for the middle stratosphere around that time. It shows the cold-core of the polar vortex and the warming wave over Siberia and east Asia.

But why is this important? Well, every disruption in either a warming or a pressure wave in the stratosphere can mean a change in dynamics. In this case, it can try to limit the influence from an otherwise strong polar vortex in the stratosphere.

As far as the stratosphere and weather connection goes, there is a special graphic that puts that into a simple perspective. We can look at the pressure development from the surface up into the stratosphere over time.

The next image shows that nicely, revealing the strong polar vortex in the forecast, pushing down from the stratosphere. But the influence is not really reaching down to the surface directly, as strong high-pressure systems in the lower levels are strong enough to fight back.

If there weren’t a warming wave with a potential displacement, the polar vortex dynamics might have played out differently. We could be seeing a stronger influence from the top down. So this is the first “crown” that falls into place for a more dynamic weather pattern over the Northern Hemisphere.

Basically, this allows the other factors to have more influence than they might otherwise have, “unlocking” their importance in the grand scheme of weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere. So while the strong influence of the Polar Vortex is always very important, the lack thereof can be as well.


Going from the stratosphere down into the tropics, we have quite different dynamics. A lot of the tropical variability is driven by invisible wave-like features in the atmosphere. The largest and most dominant source of short/medium-term tropical variability is the Madden-Julian Oscillation wave, known as MJO.

But what is this MJO wave? This is an eastward moving disturbance (wave) of thunderstorms, clouds, rain, winds, and pressure changes. It moves around the entire planet on the equator in about 30 to 60 days.

It has the power to influence the weather patterns further north over the North Hemisphere, as there is a strong connection between the tropical pressure changes and the global weather.

The MJO consists of two parts: one is the enhanced rainfall (wet) phase and the other is the suppressed rainfall (dry) phase. The graphic below from NOAA Climate shows the basic pattern of this wave. We have increased storms and rainfall (lower pressure) on one side and fewer storms and drier weather (higher pressure) on the other side. Image by NOAA Climate.

The image below shows exactly how this wave travels across the equator. Notice the precipitation anomalies in the tropics. Green and blue colors show more precipitation and storms, and brown colors show less precipitation and higher pressure. This way, we can observe how the MJO wave moves across the tropics.

It is important to note how this wave is consistent enough to be arranged into phases. Each has a slightly different influence on the global weather. That is why we need to keep track of how it is moving around the globe.

The pressure changes it brings along can affect one region of the world more directly, thus also hawing down/upstream effects on the rest of the global weather.

Looking at the current forecast below from ECMWF, it shows that Phase 7 will be active for most of the remainder of the month. We will look below how a typical phase 7 influence looks like on the temperature and pressure across the world.

Below we have a composite image of phase 7 in December, showing the average pressure pattern for this phase. We can see right away, that there are two main high-pressure systems. One is in the North Pacific and the Aleutians and one over Scandinavia and northwestern Europe.

This means lowered pressure over Canada and the northern United States, bringing the jet stream and colder temperatures also down to the northern United States. Over Europe, this enables lowered pressure over central and southern regions and opens the door to the cold from the east.

Speaking of temperatures, below we have the same composite image, but for temperatures. Perhaps it is a bit harder to interpret due to the contour lines. But we have colder temperatures over Canada and the northern parts of the United States. Over Europe, we can notice the transport of colder air from the east/northeast.

This is the weather pattern that we will be looking for in the main part of the article below, which contains the weather forecast for the rest of December and early January 2022. The forecast above for the MJO shows a strong signal for phase 7, so we should be seeing some of this reflected in the weather patterns.

We are now going from the atmosphere down into the Ocean. There we will find the true climate behemoth, the famous large-scale, long-term, climate influencer that is setting the main playing field for the winter season 2021/2022. It is the ENSO in the tropical Pacific Ocean, which we have talked about many times before.


Continuing in a simple way, ENSO is short for “El Niño Southern Oscillation”. This is a large region of the tropical Pacific ocean. It is always changing between a warm and cold phase, called El Nino and La Nina, respectfully.

ENSO has a major impact on the tropical convection patterns (storms) and the complex interaction between the ocean and the atmosphere. We can observe long-term pressure changes in the tropics as ENSO starts to shift between warm and cold phases. With some delay, these changes directly affect the circulation over the rest of the world.

The image below shows the ENSO regions in the tropical Pacific. Most analysis and forecasts are based on a combination of regions 3 and 4, seen on the image as the Nino 3.4 region. Region 3 covers the eastern tropical Pacific, while region 4 covers the central and western parts.

Each ENSO phase has a different effect on the pressure and weather in the tropics. This translates to the overall global circulation, impacting the weather worldwide differently. A specific phase (cold/warm) usually develops between late summer and fall and typically lasts till next summer. Some stronger events can last even up to two years.

The cold ENSO phase is called La Nina and the warm phase is called El Nino. Their names literally translate to “the girl” from the La Nina, while El Nino translates to “the boy”, indicating an opposite dynamic between the two phases.

But besides the temperatures, one of the main differences is also in the pressure state. During an El Nino, the pressure over the tropical Pacific is lower, with more rainfall and storms.

But during a La Nina, the pressure over the equatorial Pacific is high, creating stable conditions and less precipitation. This obviously translates into the global circulation, affecting the jet stream on both Hemispheres over time.

Below we have the global ocean temperature analysis from NOAA. We can clearly see the strong cold anomalies in the tropical Pacific Ocean. That is the currently active La Nina phase. The strongest cold anomalies can be found in the eastern region, going more than 3°C below the long-term average. Overall, the current event is marked as a moderately-strong La Nina.

The combined/consolidated forecast calls for the La Nina to last over the winter and into early Spring 2022. This is a typical scenario, going into a neutral state during the warmer part of the year. Typically a new phase tends to develop in late summer or early fall. We can see a warm phase (El Nino) being forecast for late 2022,

Below we have an image that shows the average winter pressure pattern from multiple La Nina winters. The main feature is of course the high-pressure system in the North Pacific and low pressure over Canada. That is the typical signature of the cold ENSO phase. Over Europe, we see lower pressure over Scandinavia and higher pressure over northwestern Europe, but that cannot be designated as a typical weather response from the La Nina.

If you remember the MJO from the previous segment, this was also the main signature of phase 7 we have now entered. A high-pressure system in the North Pacific and northern Europe and low pressure over Canada and the northern United States.

This means that the MJO and the La Nina are in this case can “boost” each other, as they both force towards the same pattern. They are at the end of the day both emerging in the tropics, but working at different time scales.

We will now be looking for this pattern in the forecast, to see how the combined influence of these winter weather drivers will really translate into our every day for the rest of December and early January 2022.


Half of the month is already behind us, so we can recap how the weather behaved so far. The first half of the month was pretty wintery already in Europe, while most of the continental United States was under higher pressure and milder weather. A low-pressure system was present over Canada, with higher pressure seen building in the North Pacific, a signature of the cold ENSO phase.

Looking at the global temperatures, we can see most of Europe under colder than normal temperatures. Especially noteworthy was the record cold temperature in Scandinavia. Also, very cold temperatures were present in Canada and Alaska. Warmer than normal temperatures prevailed over most of the continental United States, with a lot of warm records being broken in the past week.

Looking at the latest forecast for mid-month, we can notice a change in the pressure pattern. A high-pressure system is starting to rise again in the North Pacific, into the Aleutians. We also have higher pressure rising from Europe into the North Atlantic. A special pattern is over the United States, with a low-pressure system entering from the west, creating strong southerly flow over the central part of the United States.

This is a unique pattern setting up, called a negative North Atlantic Oscillation. This is a weather oscillation that describes the atmospheric pressure difference between the Iceland/Greenland area and the central North Atlantic.

In a negative NAO, we usually have a blocking ridge in the North Atlantic and into Greenland. Low-pressure systems travel around it, creating an active cold air transport from the polar regions. A strong negative NAO is what every winter lover wants to see in the central and eastern United States and in Europe. The graphic below is by daculaweather.

But in the current case, the positioning and the strength of the blocking high-pressure system in the North Atlantic is not that perfect. By definition, it is a negative phase, but the interaction with the strong North Pacific ridge upstream makes it complicated.

In a pure negative NAO pattern, which you can see on the image above, both Europe and the United States can have good winter weather at the same time.

Looking at the mid-month forecast for Europe, we can see a much different pattern compared to the first part of the month. Warmer than normal temperatures will expand over much of western and northern regions, with the expanding high-pressure system also bringing mostly drier weather. Cold is kept to the eastern regions.

Over North America, we can see a strong weather contrast. Much colder than normal temperatures over western Canada, just reaching into the northern and far northeastern United States. At the same time, unseasonably warm weather is expanding over the central and eastern parts of the United States.

Going further into the mid-month, we are going to witness a strong amplification of the pressure pattern. As you can see below, two strong blocking systems will be present over the North Pacific and northwest Europe and the North Atlantic. This is now an even better case of a negative NAO, but the Atlantic high is positioned more to the west.

Looking at Europe first, we can see colder air covering most of the northern parts, extending into some north-central countries. Warmer anomalies return to southern and parts of central Europe. That is because the North Atlantic blocking is too far out. That allows the low pressure to undercut it to the point that it starts bringing warmer southerly flow back again.

Over North America, we can see that the strong warm anomalies are reappearing in the far southern United States. That is also thanks to the strong high pressure in the North Pacific, which helps to amplify the jet stream over the northern United States and bring a low-pressure system into the western United States. The colder air is expected to cover more of the northern parts of the United States.

Taking a more detailed look, the main deterministic weather model shows an example of how a strong cold air outbreak can quickly spread from western Canada into the northwestern United States and into the Midwest. The far south and the southeastern United States are expected to have quite warmer than normal weather.



Going into the end-month period, the pattern persists but evolves. Strong blocking high pressure sits over the Aleutians, a classical La Nina, and the MJO phase 7 feature. The Blocking high also remain over the North Atlantic, but it is quite west-based. We can see a descending low-pressure area into the western United States and lower pressure over Europe.

In Europe, we see a return of the colder pattern into central Europe. This is mostly by the return of a more northerly airflow. This is a situation we have described way back in our long-range winter forecast.

Over North America, we can see a strong cold pool developed over western Canada, extending down into the northwestern United States and the Midwest, also extending into the northeast. Despite seeing warmer temperatures in the southern half of the country, a strong cold air outbreak can be launched from the northwest into the central and eastern regions.

NOAA also regularly releases their 8-14 day forecast for the United States. Below we have the temperature forecast for the post-Christmas period. NOAA calls for colder weather in the west and the northwestern United States, extending into parts of the Midwest and northeast.

Warmer than normal weather is expected in the southern states, especially along the Gulf coast. As we have seen on the latest forecasts above, this can still produce cold outbreaks very quickly into the central part of the United States.

We have the precipitation forecast below, which calls for more precipitation in the west and in the north. The central and southeastern United States can expect drier than normal conditions later in the month.

But this period covers the post-Christmas days. Every year, people are wondering if they will experience a white Christmas in their area. We will look at some trends for the Christmas period, along with some long-term historical probability. You can expect more a detailed look into white Christmas 2021 probability in our upcoming specialized articles.


Using the ECMWF ensemble forecast, we can take a look deeper into early January. This is the ECMWF extended ensemble prediction system, which is run twice per week.

Looking at the pressure pattern, we see the continuation of the negative NAO pattern, with a blocking high over the North Atlantic. Lower pressure is set to remain under the high-pressure systems, mainly focused on Canada and Europe.

The temperature forecast for Europe suggests colder temperatures in the northeastern and central regions. Based on the pressure pattern, this can be instigated with a northerly to northeasterly airflow.

Over North America, the pattern continues from December, with colder air dominating the northwest and the northern United States. Southern states are seen warmer than normal. That is most likely for the gulf coast states, especially Texas. The greatest snowfall potential remains in the northwestern United States over the Midwest and into the northeast.

On the way to the new year, we first have to go through the Christmas holidays. Before going deeper into the 2022 weather, we will look at some latest snow trends for Christmas.


Before looking at the trends, we need something to compare them to. Usually, the best comparison can be the historical probability for a white Christmas, as we can see the most common areas that get snow on the ground during the holidays in the past.

Starting in Europe, we have a map by the Reddit user Haayoaie. We can see the highest probability in northern Europe, followed by the higher altitudes of central Europe and the Balkans. This is of course strongly connected to colder air, which is found in northern Europe and easily available at higher altitudes.

Over the United States, the story is quite the same. The biggest probability for a white Christmas is over the Rocky Mountains, the Midwest, and the northeastern United States. Probability quickly diminishes as we head towards the south. This is especially the case in La Nina winters, where the southern and southeastern United States tends to be warmer than normal during most of the winter season.

Looking at the actual early snow depth forecast for Christmas, we can see a similar picture as in the historical probability. Northern Europe and the higher altitudes in central and southeastern Europe tend to get more snow on the ground for the Christmas holidays. Most lowlands in central Europe and western Europe have a very low probability of snow on the ground for Christmas.

Over North America, the story is no different. Canada is of course entirely covered with snow. But in the United States, we see snow cover in the Rockies and the northwest. The snow cover is likely to extend across the Midwest into the northeastern United States. central and southern parts of the United States are not expected to have much (or any) snow on the ground for Christmas, typically for a La Nina winter.



We will quickly extend our look into the seasonal trends for early 2022, using the ECMWF forecast. The period in question is the January-February-March season, so the first Spring month is included in the forecast. But since the winter months have typically more powerful patterns, the signal from March typically has a weaker contribution to the average.

The forecast contains the latest data and was issued earlier this month. As we can see below on the pressure pattern forecast, the strong high-pressure system in the North Pacific is still present. That is the signature of the La Nina and is likely to stay present well into the early Spring season. Notice the much lower pressure over most of Canada, curving the jet stream into the northwestern United States.

Looking at the global airmass temperatures, we see the strong cold pool in western Canada. That is forming this month and is set to stay till the end of the winter season. Notice the warmer temperatures over much of Europe, which would suggest a pattern change to a more westerly flow, following the colder than normal December.

Looking closer at Europe we see the surface temperatures to be mostly above normal in northern Europe. There is however a neutral zone in parts of central Europe, suggesting that colder air intrusions can continue in January and February. That is similar to what we are seeing now in December, but with a lesser frequency. These forecasts only show the prevailing or average picture over the course of 3 months, which can contain a lot of variances.

Over North America, we see the large cold pool over western Canada and Alaska. That comes from the north flow due to the blocking high over the North Pacific. In this pattern, cold air can quickly spread into the midwest and the central United States, as we have seen this month already, despite warmer than normal conditions being forecast in the average.

Looking quickly at the global precipitation forecast, we see mostly drier than normal conditions over Europe, under higher pressure. Over North America, more precipitation is forecast over Canada, which is mostly snowfall. More precipitation is also forecast over northwestern and northeastern parts of the United States. The southern United States is forecast to be normal to drier than normal, typical for a La Nina.

Below we have the official temperature forecast for the United States by NOAA, for the Jan-Feb-Mar 2022 season. It shows the temperature probability, with colder to equal chances in the northern United States. The southern half of the country and the northeast have a higher probability of warmer than normal weather, which we saw in the long-range forecast above.

Such a pattern however still allows for strong cold air outbreaks into the Midwest and the northeast. A strong cold pool will be present in western Canada, which can be triggered to send a cold air outbreak into the United States as soon as the pressure pattern swing occurs.

The official precipitation forecast also supports the models above. We see an equal-to-higher probability for more precipitation (and snowfall) in the northwestern and the northeastern United States. The Southern United States is forecast to have a drier than normal start of 2022, thanks to the active cold ENSO phase.

We will release regular weekly and monthly updates during the winter season as fresh forecasts and data are available. So make sure to bookmark our page. Also, if you have seen this article in the Google App (Discover) feed, click the like button (♥) there to see more of our forecasts and our latest articles on weather and nature in general.
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Weather overview

In Alps in January, the average air temperature ranges from 2. 7 °C (36.8 °F) during the day to -5.5 °C (22.0 °F) at night. There are 12 days of rain on average, where the rainfall is 82 mm (3.23 in).

Are there good conditions to visit in January in Alps?

In January there are not good conditions to visit Alps. Since Alps is a region with winter sports possibilities, then January can be suitable to visit for this purpose. A relatively low temperature of 2.7 °C (36.8 °F) may be ideal for walking or outdoor activities, but some people may have a different idea of the holiday. The night temperature of -5.5 °C (22.0 °F) is not inviting for evening and night activities except for visiting a bar and having beer or two.

What is the rainfall intensity in Alps in January?

There is precipitation of 82 mm (3.23 in) in Alps in January, which means 3 mm (0.11 in) rainfall per day on average.

What temperature can I expect during the day in Alps in January?

In Alps in January, the average daily temperatures will be 2.7 °C (36. 8 °F). Be sure to pack warm clothes, including a jacket and a warm sweater. On some days it may occasionally freeze, but with stronger winds, the feeling of cold may increase.

How many rainy days can I expect in Alps in January?

In Alps in January, we can expect 12 days to be rainy, that is, days when precipitation exceeds 2 mm (0.08 in). Converted to days of the week, this means that it will occur on an average of 2.8 days of the week, or in general – 39 % days.

Is there a dry season in January in Alps?

No, January is not a dry month in Alps, expect rain approximately 12 days in a month.

What is the night temperature in Alps in January?

The average night temperature in Alps in January is -5.5 °C (22.0 °F). The nights will be cool, layers of clothes will be needed for evening and morning walks, the hotel should be equipped with heating.

Is it freezing in Alps in January?

It is possible that it will be freezing in Alps in January, night temperatures will be -5. 5 °C (22.0 °F) on average.

What is the humidity in January in Alps?

Humidity in Alps in January is 77 %.

Is January part of the wet season in Alps?

No, there is no wet season in Alps in January – you can expect 12 days of rain during the month.

Is Alps rainier in January than in February?

Yes, in January in Alps it rains more than in February.

How long is the day (from dawn till dusk) in Alps in January?

The length of daylight in Alps in January is 9 hours.

How is Cancun weather in January? Find out in this post!

If you are considering traveling to Cancun and want to know about Cancun Weather in January, this post will offer all you need to know about Cancun in the “coldest” month of the year. Read on.

January is one of the coolest months of the year in Cancun. It’s also one of the driest with less chance of rain and no hurricane threat. And therefore it’s good enough to be one of the best months to travel to Cancun for some of you.

Depending on what you are looking for.

Although it’s just past the Christmas Holidays it’s still considered high season for the amazing favorable climate and lots of sunshine.

The sea temperature is 26ºC, which is great for swimming, while humidity is moderate, but it helps to keep the temperature perception higher than reality.

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Cancun weather in January at a glance☀️🌡🌦

SUNSET HOUR From 6:09 (Jan 1)
to 6:30 (Jan 31st)
SUNRISE HOUR From 7: 11 pm

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Cancun weather in January – what to expect

This is how locals perceive the temperature in January.

But it’s nothing like that. Worry not.

Cancun is going to be mainly sunny and if it rains, it will only be passing showers. So don’t cancel your plans if you booked a tour and see some clouds in the sky.

Pack a light sweater or a shawl, if you wish, for the cooler nights, but other than that, feel free to include your beach clothes in your suitcase.

If you are coming from cold weather, such as Canada or Northern USA, or Europe, in Cancun you will find an amazing climate that will warm you up.

Temperatures in Cancun in January

Although the average temperature is estimated at around 73ºF/23ºC during the day, it will never exceed 90ºF. During the day, in the sun, you will definitely get to a warming 80ºF.

Rest reassured that you will enjoy sunbathing and swimming.

Nights are cooler though and sometimes you won’t even need a/c, which is good for the planet 🙂

Humidity and Rain in Cancun in January

Oh, forget about the rain in January in Cancun. Even if there is a chance of rain, it will only be passing showers most of the time. So take a rain jacket with you just in case but never cancel your tour if you see a cloud in the sky.

Humidity levels are definitely lower than any other time of the year but high enough to keep you warm.

What happens in Cancun in January

January in Cancun is considered the high season for the great climate.

Hotels are at their maximum occupancy and therefore more expensive than any other time of the year (except holidays).

It is difficult to find any deals, but you might find lower rates for the second week of January, just after the festivities.


Cancun Events in January

New year’s Day

Año nuevo is a national holiday in Mexico. Since everybody is recovering from the previous night parties and celebrations, on New year’s day Cancun looks like a ghost town.

The majority of the shops and businesses are closed although restaurants and bars are not, but they might be short of staff…for obvious reasons 🙂

El Día de los Reyes (Kings’ Day)

January 6 is a day of celebration in Mexico. As a heartfelt tradition, families, and friends gather to eat a sort of round-shaped sweet bread called Rosca de Reyes.

However, the main thing is that a baby Jesus figure is baked into the bread, and whoever finds it in their slice must commit to making tamales for everybody during El Día de Candelaria, the upcoming holiday.

Cancun in January FAQ

Is January a good time to go to Cancun?

It is a good time if you are looking for dry weather, less chance of rain, and less humidity and heat because we are in the dry season.

It’s not a good time if you are looking for travel deals because it’s high season and hotels are normally running at high occupancy and therefore less willing to give out discounts.

Is it rainy in Cancun in January?

Not really. January in Cancun is one of the driest months which means that there is less chance of rain.

Is it too cold to swim in Cancun in January?

It’s generally up to anyone, and what is “cold” for you. I am cold all the time when I am diving, but if I swim I find it warm enough.

Just know that water temperature averages around 26ºC/78.8ºF.

How hot is Cancun Mexico in January?

Average temperatures are estimated at around 73ºF/23ºC during the day, and they will never exceed 90ºF. During the day in the sun, you will definitely get to a warming 80ºF without a doubt.

Nights are cooler. Bring a sweater or light jacket just in case.

Things to do in January in Cancun

➡️ Read the complete list of things to do in Cancun

Top rates tours from Cancun in January

January is the perfect month to visit the Mayan ruins because it’s not too hot and you can better enjoy the visit. The water can be chilly instead.

Isla Mujeres All Inclusive Luxury Catamaran & Snorkel from Cancun


✔️ Sailing adventure to Islas Mujeres from Cancun

✔️ Cruise down Cancun’s stunning Caribbean coastline, and stop to snorkel in the water

✔️ Enjoy an open bar and a gourmet lunch on your catamaran cruise

✔️ Visit the charming island of Isla Mujeres, and go by its must-see sights

✔️ Hotel pickup and drop-off is included

Note- Must be at least eight years old to go on this adventure


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✔️ Visit Chichén Itzá, Cenote and Valladolid with free time to enjoy the placeS

✔️ Hotel pick up available from Cancún, Rivera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras & Tulum

✔️ Recover energy and taste the Mexican food with the buffet lunch included

✔️ Have a great insight into the Mayan culture with this full-day guided tour and choose the option that suits you best


Packing list for Cancun in December

Here is a short packing list of essential items for Cancun in February. As you notice I am including a light sweater cause it can indeed be chilly.

✔️ swim suite

✔️ water bottle – important to save the environment from plastics and stay hydrated

✔️ sunscreen – (eco-friendly – but remember you cannot use it in Cenotes)

✔️ flip flops

✔️ beach towels (unless you are going to a beach hotel in which case you will be provided)

✔️ mosquito repellent (eco-friendly – but remember you cannot use it in Cenotes)

✔️ Go Pro for amazing pictures while diving and snorkeling

✔️ Phone waterproof case

✔️ Drybag for your belonging when you are on the beach and in the water

✔️ Beach bag

✔️ Sun Glasses

✔️ Raincoat

✔️ Sun and waterproof Hat

Wheather in Cancun for every month of the year

If you want to have an overview, first, you can check out my guide to When is the best time to travel to Cancun? Otherwise here below you will find thorough information on Cancun weather and events for every month.

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  • Introduction
  • The coast – Gdansk
  • Inland areas – Warsaw
  • Mountains
  • Cold and heat waves
  • Best Time
  • What to pack


In Poland, an Eastern European country that extends from 49 to almost 55 degrees north latitude, the climate is continental, with very cold winters, often below freezing (0 °C or 32 °F), and warm summers. The climate is milder along the northern coast, overlooking the Baltic Sea, while it becomes progressively more continental going to the south, where the distance from the sea is greater.

The country is largely flat, but in the south, on the border with Czechia and Slovakia, there are mountain ranges, the Sudetes and the Tatras (the latter are part of the Western Carpathians).

Precipitation is generally not abundant, since it amounts to 550/600 millimeters (21/26 inches) per year in most of the country, while it exceeds 1,000 mm (40 in) only in the mountainous areas.

The sun in Poland is rarely seen from November to February, while in summer, also thanks to the length of the days, it shines for a good (though not exceptional) number of hours. Generally, in the lowlands there are 1,750 to 1,850 hours of sunshine per year.

Winter, from December to February, is cold and gray throughout the country. The average temperatures in January is around freezing along the Baltic coast, and progressively decreases towards the south and the east: it ranges from about 0. 5 °C (33 °F) in the north-western area to -3 °C (26.5 °F) in the north-eastern areas, on the border with Belarus and Lithuania, while it’s around -1 °C (30 °F) in the southern area. In Warsaw, the capital, located near the center of the country, the average in January is -1.5 °C (29.5 °F). The ground is often covered with snow for long periods, although snowfalls are generally not abundant.

However, the weather can have different characteristics: usually, the sky is gray, the temperature is around freezing or a few degrees below, and a light snow falls. Sometimes, when the currents from the Atlantic are more intense, the temperature can rise above freezing, it can rain and the snow can melt.

On the other hand, when cold air masses from Russia reach the country, the temperature decreases by many degrees, and drops below -20 °C (-4 °F). The coldest records are around -27/-32 °C (-17/-25 °F) in the interior, and therefore in much of Poland, while they are around -20 °C (-4 °F) along the northern coast.

Spring, from March to May, is initially cold, so much so that in March it snows and freezes quite often, and in early April, there can still be late cold waves with snow showers. In April and early May, cold days alternate with the first warm days, while by mid-May, the temperature becomes pleasant in a more stable manner, with highs around 18/20 °C (64/68 °F) and sometimes above.

Summer, from June to August, is mild or pleasantly warm. The Baltic coast, which during winter was the mildest zone, becomes the coolest in summer: here, highs in July and August are around 22 °C (72 °F), while they gradually increase towards the south, reaching 25 °C (77 °F) in the center and south of the country.

Summer in Poland is the rainiest season. This is due to the fact that Atlantic disturbances can arrive even in this season, in addition, afternoon thunderstorms may occur on fine days, more frequently in inland areas, and even more so near the Sudetes and Tatra Mountains in the south.

In July, it rains on average for 10 days on the north coast, 11 days in the center-south and 12 days at the foot of the mountains in the south.

Sometimes very hot periods can occur, usually of short duration, during which the temperature can reach or exceed 35 °C (95 °F).

In autumn, from September to November, the temperatures decrease rapidly, but the first half of September is still pleasant. Afterwards, the weather becomes cold and dull.

The coast


Here is the average temperature of Gdansk, located on the northern coast.

Gdansk – Average temperatures (1991-2020)
Month Min (°C) Max (°C) Mean (°C) Min (°F) Max (°F) Mean (°F)
January -3. 6 1 -1.3 26 34 29.7
February -3.5 1.9 -0.8 26 35 30.6
March -1.3 5.7 2.2 30 42 36
April 2.1 11.8 7 36 53 44.5
May 6.3 16.5 11.4 43 62 52.5
June 10.1 19.8 15 50 68 58.9
July 12.7 22 17.4 55 72 63.2
August 12.4 22 17.2 54 72 63
September 9 17.3 13.2 48 63 55. 7
October 4.9 11.7 8.3 41 53 46.9
November 1.4 5.8 3.6 35 42 38.5
December -2 2.2 0.1 28 36 32.2
Year 4.1 11.5 7.8 39.4 52.8 46

In Gdansk, precipitation amounts to 570 mm (22.5 in) per year; the rainiest period runs from June to August, while precipitation in winter is not abundant.

Gdansk – Average precipitation
Month Millimeters Inches Days
January 30 1.2 7
February 25 1 6
March 30 1. 2 7
April 30 1.2 7
May 55 2.2 9
June 60 2.4 9
July 80 3.1 9
August 70 2.8 9
September 65 2.6 9
October 55 2.2 9
November 45 1.8 9
December 35 1.4 9
Year 570 22.4 100

The Baltic Sea is very cool, if not cold, even in summer, however, the water temperature reaches 18 °C (64 °F) in August.

Gdansk – Sea temperature
Month Celsius (°C) Fahrenheit (°F)
January 4 40 February 3 38 March 3 37 April 4 40 May 8 47 June 13 56 July 17 63 August 18 65 September 16 61 October 13 55 November 9 48 December 6 43 Year 9. 8 49.6

Inland areas


As mentioned, the climate in inland areas is slightly more continental, as we can see from the average temperatures of Warsaw.

Warsaw – Average temperatures (1991-2020)
Month Min (°C) Max (°C) Mean (°C) Min (°F) Max (°F) Mean (°F)
January -4 1 -1.5 25 34 29. 3
February -3.3 2.6 -0.3 26 37 31.4
March -0.6 7.4 3.4 31 45 38.1
April 4 14.6 9.3 39 58 48.7
May 8.8 19.8 14.3 48 68 57.7
June 12.4 23.1 17.8 54 74 64
July 14.5 25.2 19.8 58 77 67.7
August 13.8 24.7 19.2 57 76 66.6
September 9.5 19.1 14.3 49 66 57.7
October 5 12. 9 9 41 55 48.1
November 1.3 6.5 3.9 34 44 39
December -2.5 2.3 -0.1 28 36 31.8
Year 5 13.3 9.1 40.9 56 48.5

Precipitation in Warsaw is not abundant, in fact, it amounts to about 550 mm (21.6 in) per year; the driest seasons are winter and spring, while the rainiest is summer. Here is average precipitation.

Warsaw – Average precipitation
Month Millimeters Inches Days
January 30 1.2 8
February 30 1. 2 8
March 30 1.2 8
April 35 1.4 7
May 55 2.2 9
June 60 2.4 9
July 85 3.3 10
August 60 2.4 8
September 50 2 8
October 40 1.6 8
November 40 1.6 8
December 35 1.4 8
Year 550 21.7 99


In southern Poland, where mountain ranges such as the Sudetes and the Tatras are found, the climate is naturally colder. Winters are cold and snowy, but not much colder than in the lowlands (because of the temperature inversion, a phenomenon whereby cold air stagnates on the lowest layers of the atmosphere, which is typical of cold plains in winter). Summers are cool, with frequent afternoon thunderstorms. In Zakopane, a popular tourist resort, at 850 meters (2,800 ft) above sea level, the average temperature ranges from -3.5 °C (25.5 °F) in January to 16 °C (61 °F) in July. At higher altitudes, at 2,000 meters (6,500 feet) above sea level, it ranges from -8 °C (17.5 °F) in January to 9 °C (48 °F) in July.

On the slopes of these southern mountains and in the valleys, a warm, dry wind, similar to the Foehn (the Halny in the Tatras and the Moazagotl in the Sudetes), can blow, especially in early spring and in autumn; sometimes, this wind can be strong and cause damage.

The highest peak in the country is Mount Rysy, 2,503 meters (8,212 feet) high, on the border with Slovakia.

Here are the average temperatures of Mount Sniežka, the highest among the “Giant Mountains” (or Karkonosze), located at 1,600 meters (5,300 ft) of altitude, in the southwest of the country, at the border with the Czech Republic.

Sniezka – Average temperatures (1991-2020)
Month Min (°C) Max (°C) Mean (°C) Min (°F) Max (°F) Mean (°F)
January -8.5 -3.3 -5.9 17 26 21.4
February -8.7 -3.7 -6.2 16 25 20.8
March -6.6 -1.9 -4.2 20 29 24. 4
April -2.4 2.6 0.1 28 37 32.2
May 1.9 7.3 4.6 35 45 40.3
June 5.2 10.5 7.8 41 51 46.1
July 7.4 12.6 10 45 55 50
August 7.6 12.7 10.1 46 55 50.3
September 3.6 8.2 5.9 38 47 42.6
October -0.3 4.7 2.2 31 40 36
November -3.9 1.1 -1.4 25 34 29.5
December -7. 2 -2.2 -4.7 19 28 23.5
Year -0.9 4.1 1.55 30.3 39.4 35

Cold and heat waves

As mentioned, from time to time, Poland can be affected by polar cold waves, coming from the Russian Arctic or Siberia.

In February 1956, the longest postwar cold spell in many European countries, the temperature dropped to -31 °C (-24 °F) in Wroclaw and Kielce, -30 °C (-22 °F) in Gdansk and Katowice, -29 °C (-20 °F) in Lublin and Szczecin, -27 °C (-16.5 °F) in Lodz, and -26 °C (-15 °F) in Warsaw.

In January 1963, the temperature dropped to -31 °C (-24 °F) in Lublin and Lodz, -29 °C (-20 °F) in Bialystok, -28 °C (-18.5 °F) in Warsaw, -27 °C (-16.5 °F) in Wroclaw, -26 °C (-15 °F) in Katowice, and -24 °C (-11 °F) in Gdansk.

In January 1985, the temperature dropped to -31. 5 °C (-24.5 °F) in Jelenia Gora, -30 °C (-22 °F) in Wroclaw, -28 °C (-18.5 °F) in Bialystok and Gdansk, -26 °C (-15 °F) in Krakow, -25 °C (-13 °F) in Poznan and Warsaw, -24 °C (-11 °F) in Bialystok and Katowice, and -20.5 °C (-5 °F) in Szczecin and Swinoujscie.

In February 1985, the cold returned, and the temperature dropped to -27.5 °C (-17.5 °F) in Lodz, -27 °C (-16.5 °F) in Krakow, -26.5 °C (-15.5 °F) in Lublin, -26 °C (-15 °F) in Katowice, -24 °C (-11 °F) in Gdansk, Lublin, Poznan and Warsaw, and -19.5 °C (-3 °F) in Szczecin.

The cold wave of January 1987 was in Poland, and in some areas of northern Europe, the worst after the war, at least in intensity. The temperature dropped to -34.5 °C (-30 °F) in Bialystok (in the north-east), -32 °C (-25.5 °F) in Lublin (in the south-east), -31 °C (-24 °F) in Jelenia Gora, Katowice and Warsaw, -30 °C (-22 °F) in Krakow, Gdansk, Lodz and Szczecin, -29.5 °C (-21 °F) in Wroclaw, and -28.5 °C (-19.5 °F) in Poznan.

In January 2006, the temperature dropped to -30 °C (-22 °F) in Lodz, -29 °C (-20 °F) in Katowice, -27.5 °C (-17.5 °F) in Lublin, -27 °C (-16.5 °F) in Krakow and Warsaw, -26.5 °C (-15.5 °F) in Poznan, -26 °C (-15 °F) in Bialystok and Szczecin, -22.5 °C (-8.5 °F) in Wroclaw, -21 °C (-6 °F) in Gdansk, and -20 °C (-4 °F) in Swinoujscie.

In January 2010, the temperature dropped to -25 °C (-13 °F) in Lublin, -24 °C (-11 °F) in Katowice, -23 °C (-9.5 °F) in Warsaw, -22 °C (-7.5 °F) in Krakow and Lodz, and -21 °C (-6 °F) in Wroclaw.

In February 2012, the temperature dropped to -30 °C (-22 °F) in Bialystok, -28 °C (-18.5 °F) in Jelenia Gora, -27 °C (-16.5 °F) in Gdansk and Katowice, -25 °C (-13 °F) in Szczecin, -23 °C (-9.5 °F) in Krakow and Warsaw, and -22 °C (-7.5 °F) in Swinoujscie and Lodz.

In summer, Poland is not particularly prone to heat waves, due to its high latitude, however there can sometimes be hot periods, usually lasting a few days, in which the temperature can reach 33/34 °C (93 °F) or even more. In recent decades, these situations have become more frequent due to global warming. The most affected area is generally the western one (see Wroclaw, Poznan), the least exposed is the Baltic coast.

Between the end of July and the beginning of August 1994, the temperature reached 38 °C (100.5 °F) in Szczecin, 37.5 °C (99.5 °F) in Lodz and Swinoujscie, 37 °C (98.5 °F) in Wroclaw and Poznan, 36 °C (97 °F) in Jelenia Gora and Warsaw, 35.5 °C (96 °F) in Bialystok, 35 °C (95 °F) in Gdansk and Katowice, and 34 °C (93 °F) in Lublin.

In August 2013, the temperature reached 37 °C (98.5 °F) in Krakow, Katowice, Lodz and Warsaw, 36 °C (97 °F) in Wroclaw, 35 °C (95 °F) in Lublin, 34.5 °C (94 °F) in Swinoujscie, and 34 °C (93 °F) in Szczecin.

In August 2015, the temperature reached 38 °C (100.5 °F) in Wroclaw, 37 °C (98.5 °F) in Poznan and Warsaw, 36 °C (97 °F) in Krakow, Jelenia Gora and Szczecin, 35 °C (95 °F) in Katowice and Lublin, 34. 5 °C (94 °F) in Bialystok, 34 °C (93 °F) in Swinoujscie, and 33 °C (91.5 °F) in Gdansk.

Between the end of June and the beginning of July 2019, there was a very short and early heatwave, which brought 38 °C (100.5 °F) in Poznan and Swinoujscie, 37 °C (98.5 °F) in Wroclaw, 36 °C (97 °F) in Krakow and Warsaw, 35 °C (95 °F) in Katowice, Lublin and Szczecin, and 34 °C (93 °F) in Gdansk.

Best Time

The best time to visit Poland is summer, from June to August, however, you can generally go in the warm season, from mid-May to mid-September. The temperatures are usually cool at night and mild or pleasantly warm during the day, however, there can be cool and rainy days, but also hot and sunny days.

In the mountains, it’s still possible to ski at Easter, while at Christmas, it can be very cold, and the days are short. In February, it’s cold as well, but at least the days are a bit longer.

What to pack

In winter: bring very warm clothes, a fleece, a down jacket, a hat, gloves, a scarf, and a raincoat or umbrella.

In summer: bring light clothes, t-shirts, but also long pants, a jacket and a sweater for the evening or for cool days; a raincoat or umbrella.


Seasons in Germany: Weather and Climate

In German lands there is a collision of two climate areas. Maritime and continental climate makes significant difference between nature of northern and southern parts of country. Northern part is covered by arable fields. For the needs of agriculture almost all forests of this region were cut down.

Southern part is completely opposite. It covered with coniferous forests and bright alpine vegetation. This is the location of The Bavarian Forest, one of the most famous European national parks. Germany’s animal world is not very diverse and represented mostly by forest animals like moose, boars, hares, foxes, badgers, martens and wild cats.


  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Because if low air humidity spring comes to southern Germany later than to other countries of West Europe. March is quite cold and shifty. One day it significantly warm and other is suddenly cold and even snowy. Real spring begins in April with time of blossoms and the best weather starts from May. Same time this is a beginning of tourist season.

Spring is time when all German population celebrates Easter with the rest of Christian world. It is time of major fairs including The International Festival in Wiesbaden which gathers quests from the whole world. Noteworthy that May 1 celebrations of Labor Day and Spring are held in Germany as in Russia.

Climate of the Spring Months

Max average t°: +8 °C (46 °F)
Min average t°: 0 °C (32 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6″)
Max average t°: +13 °C (55 °F)
Min average t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5.5 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 45 mm (1.8″)
Max average t°: +19 °C (66 °F)
Min average t°: +8 °C (46 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 55 mm (2.2″)


Spring Holidays

March 17: Leipzig Book Fair, the second biggest book fair of the world.
March 27: Easter.

April 1st: April fool’s Day.

May 1st: Labor Day and “Maifeiertag”, celebrations and fairs dedicated to Spring.
May 5: Father’s Day in Germany.
May 8: Mother’s Day.
May 10: Book Day in Germany.
May 13: Festival of Gothic Music and Culture in Leipzig.

Summertime is the peak of tourist season. This is the period when nature is transformed and appears in all its glory. Air temperature of northern regions is slightly lower than in southern and reaches about 20 °C (68 °F). Absence of debilitating heat provides great opportunity for hiking and different excursions. By the middle of July temperature may occasionally reach mark of 30 °C (86 °F). But this occurs only in western part of Germany.

Also summer is the time of music festivals such as worldwide known Nuremberg Music Festival or Mozart Music Festival.

Climate of the Summer Months

Max average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7. 5 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 70 mm (2.7″)
Max average t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (55 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 55 mm (2.2″)
Max average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (55 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2.5″)


Summer Holidays

June 24: Birth of John the Baptist, Opera Festival in Munich.

July 16: Fireworks festival “Cologne Lights”.

August 8: Peace Day in Augsburg.
August 15: Ascension of Mary.
August 27: Festival “Long Night of the Museums” in Berlin.

Season of withering begins only in October. During September all numerous parks and less numerous greenwoods save their verdure. Average day temperature drops to 17-18 °C (62-64 °F). Same time average night temperature drops to 10 °C (50 °F). Autumn is the rainiest season in Germany.

But despite all whims of nature every year in Munich held the famous festivals of country: the legendary Oktoberfest. It takes place between the ending of September and beginning of November and it is a major event of all autumn period. But national beer fest in not the only one important event in October. Other great celebration takes place in this month: Unity Day, the main state holiday of Germany.

Climate of the Autumn Months

Max average t°: +19 °C (66 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 45 mm (1.8″)
Max average t°: +13 °C (55 °F)
Min average t°: +6 °C (43 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3. 5 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6″)
Max average t°: +7 °C (45 °F)
Min average t°: +2 °C (36 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 50 mm (2.0″)


Autumn Holidays

September 17: Oktoberfest, the beer festival.

October 2: “Erntedankfest”, the harvest festival in Germany.
October 3: Day of German Unity.
October 31: Halloween, International Savings Day, Reformation Day.

November 1: All Saints Day.
November 11: St. Martin’s Day.
November 13: Day of national mourning in Germany.
November 20: Sunday in honor of All Souls in Germany.

The bigger part of country has green and windy winter. Southern part has significantly lower average temperatures of January and February. Occasionally they even reach marks of -20 °C (-4 °F).

This time of severe frost is also time for festive carnivals. The Germans begin their festivities in the first Thursday of February. These festivities last for six days almost without any break. The whole country is having fun with all the heart. Even office workers are exempt from work on holidays. The center of all events transfers to Cologne that has been famous for its most tumultuous celebrations.

The Catholic Christmas is not overlooked. Preparations for its celebrations begins early in December.

Climate of the Winter Months

Max average t°: +3 °C (37 °F)
Min average t°: -1 °C (30 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1 hour
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 55 mm (2.2″)
Max average t°: +2 °C (36 °F)
Min average t°: -3 °C (27 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1. 5 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 45 mm (1.8″)
Max average t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
Min average t°: -2 °C (28 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2.5 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6″)


Winter Holidays

December 6: Catholic St. Nicholas Day. First of upcoming Christmas celebrations.
December 24: Christmas Eve in Germany.
December 25: Catholic Christmas.
December 26: St. Stephen’s Day. This is the first day of long Christmas venerations of saints.
January 1st: The New Year celebration which takes place on the night between December 31 and January 1.
January 27: Holocaust Remembrance Day.
January 29: Samba Carnival in Bremen.
February 4: Fastnacht Carnival in Munich and Cologne.
February 11: Berlin International Film Festival “Berlinale”.

UK and Europe weather forecast latest, January 7: Significant polar freeze to sweep the UK with sub-zero temperatures » Breaking News, Latest World News Updates

UK’s weather forecast

Britain could be hit by “significant snowfall” in weeks, forecasters have claimed, as a weather event over the North Pole risks sending another Beast from the East in the direction of the UK this winter.

Forecasters have warned bitterly-cold air could soon sweep across the UK, bringing with it the risk of “significant snowfall” in weeks. The Met Office said towards the end of January, there remains the possibility of “cold air outbreaks in the north as flow across Scandinavia pushes across the North Sea”. Their forecast from January 19 to February 2, said: “Confidence for this period is low, though there is a signal for Atlantic mobility to weaken which perhaps allows conditions, at least in the north, to become drier and for temperatures to be closer to average.”

“However, there is still a chance of cold air outbreaks in the north as flow across Scandinavia pushes across the North Sea. This would confine more unsettled conditions to the south, as well as milder than average temperatures.”

“Further, this boundary between the cold and milder conditions could also allow for some significant snowfall where the two air masses.”

It comes as a study published by researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Exeter and Bath suggests a dramatic meteorological event could soon bring snow to Britain.

A snow plough clears a road in 2018 (Image: GETTY)

The so-called Beast from the East brought havoc to the UK two years ago – and the study suggests the sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) event could trigger something similar.

The stratosphere is the layer of the atmosphere from around 10-50km above the earth’s surface.

SSW events are some of the most extreme of atmospheric phenomena and can result in polar stratospheric temperatures increasing by up to 50C over the course of a few days.

Such events can result in very cold weather, often including snowstorms sweeping across parts of Europe.

Dr Richard Hall, the study’s lead author, confirmed there was an increased chance of extreme cold, and possibly blizzards over the course of the next week or two.

He said: “While an extreme cold weather event is not a certainty, around two-thirds of SSWs have a significant impact on surface weather.”

“What’s more, today’s SSW is potentially the most dangerous kind, where the polar vortex splits into two smaller ‘child’ vortices.”

Met Office warnings extended: Temperatures have plunged in recent days (Image: WXCHARTS)

Dann Mitchell, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Bristol and another of the study’s co-author, added: “The extreme cold weather that these polar vortex breakdowns bring is a stark reminder of how suddenly our weather can flip.

“Even with climate change warming our planet, these events will still occur, meaning we must be adaptable to an ever more extreme range of temperatures.

The research, published in the Journal of Geophysical Research and funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), analysed 40 observed SSW events which occurred over the last 60 years.

Researchers developed a novel method for tracking the signal of an SSW downward from its onset in the stratosphere to the surface.

The paper, entitled Tracking the stratosphere‐to‐surface impact of Sudden Stratospheric Warmings, suggests split events tend to be associated with colder weather over northwest Europe and Siberia.

Dr William Seviour, senior lecturer at the Department of Mathematics and Global Systems Institute, University of Exeter, who also helped write the paper, said: “Our study quantifies for the first time the probabilities of when we might expect extreme surface weather following a sudden stratospheric warming (SSW) event.

K snow forecast: By Thursday much of the snow risk is confined to Scotland (Image: Netweather)

“These vary widely, but importantly the impacts appear faster and stronger following events in which the stratospheric polar vortex splits in two, as is predicted in the currently unfolding event.

“Despite this advance, many questions remain as to the mechanisms causing these dramatic events, and how they can influence the surface, and so this is an exciting and important area for future research.”

Met Office Professor Adam Scaife – head of long-range prediction, said: “As predicted, atmospheric observations are now showing that the Arctic stratosphere is undergoing a sudden warming event associated with a weakening stratospheric polar vortex.”

Paul Davies, the Met Office’s Chief Meteorologist, added: “We can’t completely rule out a signal for colder weather following this SSW event later in the month.”

“However, evidence from model data and other drivers of the UK weather support a return to relatively milder and more unsettled conditions next week.”

The Beast from the East, officially labelled Anticyclone Hartmut, was a storm which began on February 22 2018, bringing a freezing cold wave to Great Britain and Ireland.

It caused massive transport disruption and was blamed for a total of 16 weather-related deaths. It comes as the UK is bracing for the coldest night for nearly two years.

Writing on Twitter, the Met Office wrote: “A cold and frosty night, away from South East England. A locally severe frost is likely in North West Scotland, where temperatures may plummet to a low of -13C.”

If these conditions were reached, they added it would “make it the coldest night since the end of January-early February 2019”.

Photo: Weather Online

On January 7

According to Weather Online, a band of rain, sleet and snow will be passing through southern Scotland, central and southern Ireland as well as northern England on Thursday morning. This then slips into the rest of northern England, Wales, the Midlands and parts of Southwest England this afternoon. The rain may fall as snow mostly, but not exclusively, over high ground. Drier and brighter to the south and east. Much colder weather follows into Scotland and Ireland with some snow showers in northern Scotland. Highs at 4C in southern England, 2C in northern Scotland.

Europe’s weather forecast

A cold day through Spain and Portugal. Plenty of sunshine here and dry overall too. Showers in Corsica and Sardinia. Heavy showers and a risk of some thunderstorms in Italy. Showers for the west of Greece but dry and sunny in the east. Turkey should be dry with plenty of sunshine to come here.

Fine for much of France with sunny spells, but some wintry showers in the north. Wintry showers for the Low Countries too whilst snow affects much of northern Germany and the west of Poland. Further snow showers across Hungary and Austria as well as Switzerland.

Photo: Stirimeteo

Photo: Stirimeteo

Snow in the east of Denmark as well as southern Sweden. The Baltic States will be breezy and cold. Finland looks set to be remaining chilly and breezy too. More cool weather in central and northern Sweden. Norway stays chilly but mostly dry.

On January 7

Heavy rain across eastern and southern Spain and Portugal with snow on the hills. More rain in the Balearics. Showers for Corsica and Sardinia as well as southern Italy. Northern Italy should be dry and fine. Greece will have sunshine and should be staying dry. A dry day too for Turkey with more sunshine to come here.

Photo: Weather Online

Fair for France but cold with sunshine. Showers in the Low Countries and northern Germany, these heavy and wintry. Fair in southern Germany. Poland will have sunny spells but some showers to the north. Hungary, Austria and Switzerland should all be fair with sunny spells. Coo, with wintry showers in Denmark. Cold for the Baltic States and Finland but mostly dry. Chilly too in Sweden with some showers in the east, fair for most areas. Norway will have some wintry showers on the coasts.

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Germany in January on the Weather map


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This weather map is fully interactive. You can switch months, as well as zoom and move the visible area of ​​the map to view other resorts.

The weather in January throughout Germany is the coldest and driest of the year. It often rains with snow, and therefore it is always slushy and damp. The air temperature at the same time is felt as much colder than the one that shows the thermometer. The picture is aggravated by icy penetrating winds. Periodically frosts come, and it becomes not only cold, but also slippery. On average across the country, both daytime and nighttime temperatures can range from -3 to +3 degrees Celsius. January weather is considered normal, in which frosts occur at night and everything is covered with ice, and during the day the air temperature rises to positive levels and everything begins to melt. Therefore, when visiting Germany in January, it is better to plan your vacation so that excursions take place mainly indoors, and outdoor walks are short.

In Berlin, the capital, the air temperature varies slightly throughout the day. During the day it is predominantly 0…+1 degrees, and at night the thermometer drops to -2…-3 degrees. The month is very cloudy and the number of sunny days is only three. 44 mm of precipitation falls, and the air humidity is about 87%, which is one of the highest rates of the year. It is more humid here only in November and December. In January, there is the largest number of rainy days in a year – 10. Thus, the weather in January will not allow you to see Berlin at its best.

The famous city of the Bremen Town Musicians is located in the north, or rather, the north-west of the country, not far from the coast. This is what determines the characteristics of the weather in this region. The weather here in January is quite cool. During the day, however, the thermometer stays mostly at positive levels, reaching +2…+3 degrees. It freezes a little at night, as the temperature drops to 0 … -1 degrees. The average monthly rainfall here practically does not change throughout the year. In January, they can fall up to 57 mm. Humidity is high – 86%. It will rain ten days out of thirty-one. But, despite the fact that the weather in January could be better, Bremen is always hospitably waiting for guests and is ready to warm them up with hot mulled wine, excellent German beer and treat them to delicious apple strudel.

In the south of Germany, in Munich, the weather pattern at the beginning of the year looks somewhat different. It may sound paradoxical, but the weather in January here is much colder than in the north of the country. This is due to the more continental nature of the climate. The air during the day does not warm up above 0 . .. +1 degrees Celsius. At night, real frosts come – about -5 … -6 degrees. The air humidity indicator reaches its maximum value in January and is 90%. At the same time, the amount of precipitation is not very high – only 59mm. The number of rainy days in January is eleven. It is quite easy to describe such weather. There is always a damp haze in the air, either in the form of fog, or in the form of a fine drizzle. If such a picture does not suit you very much, then it is better to postpone a visit to Munich until a more favorable time of the year.

Dresden, a popular sightseeing city in Germany, will delight tourists with insignificant positive temperatures during the day (about 0…+2 degrees) and light frost at night (about -2…-3). With a sufficiently high level of humidity (82%), but a small amount of precipitation (only 41 mm), such weather is tolerated quite well. Moreover, Dresden offers tourists visiting a large number of museums under the roof and a wide variety of all kinds of coffee houses and other establishments where you can warm up well. And the excellent German roads make it safe to travel even in such weather that can surprise you in the form of ice.

In the western part of the country, on the border with the Netherlands, the weather in January is milder and warmer than in other parts of the country. During the day, the air temperature rises to +4 … +5 degrees, at night it drops to 0. About 60 mm of precipitation falls and the air humidity is quite high – about 82%. This means that early morning walks can start in fog. When visiting Cologne or Düsseldorf for the New Year holidays, you can expect just such weather.

Ski resorts in Germany, such as Berchtesgaden (Berchtesgaden), Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Garmisch-Partenkirchen), Oberstdorf (Oberstdorf), Reit im Winkl (Reit im Winkl) – this is the place on the map of the country where vacationers tend to January, because the weather at this time of the year is characterized by snow and mild frosts. Simply heaven for skiers. Ski slopes in Germany are suitable for skiing, both experienced athletes and beginners, children or people of respectable age.

When traveling to Germany in the first month of the calendar year, be sure to stock up on warm clothes, a reliable umbrella and raincoat, and warm waterproof shoes. Then your trip will certainly turn out well. And the memories will retain the charm of relaxation by a real fireplace for a long time to the sound of the howling wind outside the window, when it is so dark, cold and uncomfortable outside, and you are warm and a feeling of indescribable bliss covers you. January tours to Germany rise in price during the New Year holidays, but significantly lose in price starting from the middle of the month, because. outside of the Christmas and New Year celebrations, the season is considered not very touristy.

Where is the best place to relax in Germany in January?

This table will help you determine which German resorts are warmest in January, find out where there is less rain and more clear days.
Do you want to know where is the warmest sea? We also provide information about the water temperature in seaside resorts.

Resort name Air temperature
day / night
Cloudy Rainy days /
Sea water temperature Solar clock
Aachen 3.8°C 1.4°C 63.2%

4 days (55.4 mm.)

04h. 08m.
Augsburg 2.0°C -1.3°C 63.6%

4 days (55.8 mm.)

04h. 13m.
Bavaria 1.6°C -1.3°C 68.4%

5 days (71.3 mm.)

03h. 46m.
Bad Reichenhall 1.0°C -4.3°C 55.0%

8 days (124.4 mm.)

05h. 00m.
Baden Baden 3.6°C 0.1°C 61.4%

7 days (99.3 mm.)

04h. 23m.
Berlin 2.6°C 0.5°C 68.7%

3 days (44.5 mm.)

03h. 35m.
Berchtesgaden 1.1°C -4.2°C 54.8%

8 days (124.3 mm.)

05h. 02m.
Bonn 4.4°C 1.7°C 63.1%

5 days (60.4 mm.)

04h. 09m.
Bochum 4.3°C 2.1°C 65.8%

6 days (80.4 mm.)

03h. 53m.
Bremen 3.5°C 1.4°C 68.2%

4 days (51.0 mm.)

4.1°C 03h. 36m.
Wiesbaden 3.6°C 1.4°C 62.5%

4 days (50.9 mm.)

04h. 14m.
Würzburg 2. 6°C -0.1°C 65.7%

4 days (51.4 mm.)

03h. 58m.
Hamburg 3.2°C 1.2°C 69.0%

5 days (60.7 mm.)

3.9°C 03h. 31m.
Hanover 3.2°C 1.2°C 66.8%

4 days (59.2 mm.)

03h. 45m.
Garmisch-Partenkirchen -0.2°C -6.5°C 53.9%

7 days (120.2 mm.)

05h. 07m.
Heidelberg 3.4°C 0.8°C 63.5%

5 days (64.1 mm.)

04h. 10m.
Dortmund 4.2°C 1.9°C 66.1%

6 days (84.4 mm.)

03h. 51m.
Dresden 1.7°C -0.5°C 66. 6%

4 days (53.0 mm.)

03h. 50m.
Dusseldorf 4.8°C 2.5°C 62.6%

4 days (59.0 mm.)

04h. 09m.
Karlsruhe 4.3°C 1.5°C 59.6%

4 days (53.4 mm.)

04h. 31m.
Kassel 2.5°C -0.1°C 70.8%

4 days (55.1 mm.)

03h. 28m.
Koln 4.8°C 2.3°C 61.6%

5 days (62.7 mm.)

04h. 16m.
Keel 3.2°C 1.3°C 67.9%

4 days (47.6 mm.)

3.4°C 03h. 34m.
Leipzig 2.8°C 0.3°C 63.8%

3 days (42.3 mm.)

04h. 03m.
Lübeck 3.0°C 0.9°C 68.0%

4 days (52.0 mm.)

3.1°C 03h. 35m.
Magdeburg 3.1°C 0.6°C 61.9%

3 days (41.9 mm.)

04h. 10m.
Mainz 3.9°C 1.4°C 62.9%

4 days (44.6 mm.)

04h. 12m.
Mannheim 4.2°C 1.6°C 61.1%

4 days (46.2 mm.)

04h. 23m.
Munich 2.0°C -1.5°C 62.0%

5 days (74.9 mm.)

04h. 22m.
Nuremberg 2.5°C -0.5°C 67.3%

4 days (55.3 mm.)

03h. 51m.
Regensburg 2. 0°C -1.3°C 64.5%

4 days (62.8 mm.)

04h. 06m.
Rostock 3.0°C 1.0°C 67.4%

5 days (59.0 mm.)

4.0°C 03h. 37m.
Rust 4.1°C 0.5°C 54.0%

5 days (75.8 mm.)

05h. 04m.
Saarbrücken 3.7°C 0.9°C 66.2%

5 days (69.6 mm.)

03h. 57m.
Freiburg 3.4°C -0.6°C 54.3%

6 days (72.3 mm.)

05h. 03m.
Frankfurt am Main 3.9°C 1.4°C 62.8%

4 days (54.1 mm.)

04h. 12m.
Füssen -0.9°C -5.5°C 56. 9%

8 days (146.1 mm.)

04h. 51m.
Herscheid 2.6°C 0.5°C 70.8%

8 days (111.6 mm.)

03h. 28m.
Stuttgart 3.0°C -0.1°C 59.5%

4 days (63.4 mm.)

04h. 33m.
Essen 4.6°C 2.3°C 65.3%

4 days (55.3 mm.)

03h. 55m.

* Sundial – an indicator that displays the average number of hours per day during which direct sunlight reaches the earth’s surface. This indicator is influenced by both the length of daylight hours and cloud cover in the daytime.

Tourist reviews of the weather in Germany in January

It was very snowy and windy in January.

A very strong wind was constantly blowing and it was rather unpleasant for the


I packed a lot of things, sneakers, warm clothes and yellow raincoats.

I love yellow raincoats that bring joy to the constant

rainy Hamburg. I also advise you to drink a lot of warm black tea,

because the body is dehydrated in a damp city.

The waves were huge on the river, just showing the waves.

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Castles of the Rhine. Koblenz, Rüdesheim.

Year after year, millions of visitors come to the romantic Middle Rhine Valley, where between the cities of Rüdesheim and Koblenz, there are the largest number of medieval castles in the world.

Castles of the Rhine + Fireworks!

Year after year, millions of visitors come to the romantic Middle Rhine Valley, where between the cities of Rüdesheim and Koblenz, there are the largest number of medieval castles in the world.

Two rivers: the Moselle and the Rhine.

Cochem, Reichsburg Castle and the famous German Corner.

Castles of the Moselle

Eltz, Cochem, Beilstein.

Weather in Germany in January 2022-2021 at “365 Celsius”

What is the weather in Germany in the month of January strongly depends on the region. The air warms up to +3°C at night, and up to +7.5°C during the day, it rains for 11 days and 18.6 mm of precipitation falls per month. And, for example, in Lübeck, the weather conditions are not very good, since the air is down to -0.7 ° C, cloudy and rainy days are at least 3. The best cities to relax at this time are Bad Mergentheim, Dillingen, Gestacht. The air temperature in January is +2.7°C.


Average temperature during the day: +2.7°C
Sea water temperature: +3.7°C
Number of sunny days: 5 days
Number of rainy days:
11 days
18. 6 mm

Water temperature in Germany in January

Should you visit Germany in January?

The weather in Germany in January is good for holidays, this month’s rating is 4.2 out of five. The weather is not very good, there are few tourists. At this time, the cold sea temperature is +3.7°C. It rains a lot, about 11 days a month, with 18.6 mm of precipitation. Sunny skies for at least 5 days. The weather in Germany at the end of January at the beginning and middle of the month is presented on the graph. The air temperature in January is +2.7°C. At this time, the best climatic conditions in 3 cities:

Weather in January Hemmore Weather in January Herne Weather in January Bad Kissingen


Air: +2.6°C
Rain: 13 days
Sun: 5 days


Air: +3.9°C
Rain: 14 days
Sun: 6 days


air: +2. 0°C
rain: 11 days
sun: 4 days
The best climate in cities in January
City Air temperature Water temperature Rainy days (precipitation)
Husum +3.0°C 13 days (37.13mm)
Leonberg +2.9°C 12 days (48.59mm)
Petershagen +2.9°C 13 days (41.52mm)
Borken +3.9°C 15 days (35. 27mm)
Fürth +2.1°C 9 days (28.62mm)
Zittau +0.3°C 9 days (48.93mm)
Meppen +3.5°C 14 days (30.50mm)

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Air temperature in Germany in January

The difference in daily air temperature throughout the year is 20.7°C, but due to the presence of the sea, the climate in Germany is quite mild for months. The coldest month is January when the air warms up to +2.7°C, and the warmest month is July with +23. 4°C. The air temperature in January is +2.7°C.

Water temperature in Germany

The beach season here lasts: . The temperature in the sea at this time of the year is from – to – conducive to a pleasant swim. Worst weather in Germany and water temperature recorded in November -. The air temperature in January is +2.7°C.

Number of rainy days and precipitation in January

Unlucky month for travel – July, it rains on average 16 days. The maximum monthly rainfall is 44.3 mm. The air temperature in January is +2.7°C.

January holiday comfort rating

The rating is calculated by months, taking into account the average air temperature, the amount of rain and other indicators. Over the course of a year in Germany, the score ranges from 4.2 in December to 5.0 in August, out of a possible five. The air temperature in January is +2.7°C.

Month Air temperature during the day Water temperature Solar
Rainy days (precipitation)
December +4.2°C 6.5 13 days (42.7 mm)
January +2.7°C +0.0°C 5.3 11 days (37.9 mm)
February +4.0°C +0.0°C 8.9 9 days (22.9 mm)
March +8. 9°C 9.2 11 days (22.1 mm)
April +14.4°C 12.9 12 days (19.9 mm)
May +17.8°C 15.8 15 days (38.1 mm)
June +20.9°C 14.9 15 days (39.2 mm)
July +23.4°C 16.4 16 days (44.3 mm)
August +23.1°C 20.1 14 days (35. 5 mm)
September +19.0°C 16.6 11 days (25.2 mm)
October +13.5°C 9.5 11 days (26.3 mm)
November +8.3°C 7.8 11 days (27.2 mm)

Number of sunny days in January

Beautiful sunny weather will delight tourists in August – as many as 21 sunny days per month. Great time to relax in Germany. The air temperature in January is +2.7°C.

    Please note:

  • Weather in Germany in December: rating 4.2 (out of 5), air +4. 2°C , rain 13 days
  • Weather in Germany in February: rating 4.2 (out of 5), air +4.0°C , sea: +2.4°C, rain 9days

Düsseldorf in January, rest and weather in Düsseldorf (Germany)

When the New Year has died down with festive fireworks, it’s time to relax – it’s time to go on a short tour of Europe and replenish the treasury of knowledge with new impressions.

Hospitable Düsseldorf will do a good job with this task. There are many museums here that are so interesting that the street weather is absolutely not terrible for both adults and schoolchildren, because most of the excursions take place in the warm walls of buildings.

Holidays in Düsseldorf in January: pros and cons

If you plan to travel in January, then you are ready for not the warmest weather conditions. But in Düsseldorf there are no severe frosts, but the city itself is unusually beautiful and full of interesting places. You will not be bored here, so you will not find negative reviews about your vacation in Düsseldorf in January.

A trip to this city is the right decision, because:

  • At the beginning of the month, the city is still full of festive illuminations, and cheerful and happy people are walking along the streets. Feel the atmosphere of the holiday and you.
  • Spiritual services in local churches are full of luxurious decoration and special energy.
  • Sales are in full swing in a huge number of local boutiques – no one will leave without buying.
  • Between the New Year and holidays and the February carnival, the city provides an opportunity to visit numerous museums without the fuss and tourist crowd.

Düsseldorf saved a few nuances in January, so it is worth considering the following :

  • It is necessary to dress warmly – it is far from spring outside.
  • In order to successfully organize an excursion program in January, it is advisable to take comfortable, not model shoes with you on a trip.
  • Plane tickets this month, although not cheap, are far from being the most expensive. Try to “catch” a pleasant fare for the flight in advance.
  • It often rains outside – stock up on an umbrella.

Weather in Düsseldorf in January

The weather in January-February often plunges Düsseldorf into an unpleasant slush. The weather in early January gives light rains, but the temperature does not drop below zero.

The important thing here is to make sure your shoes are ready for splashing in puddles. Children should bring an extra pair of shoes or boots.

The temperature in Düsseldorf in mid-January drops slightly, but at night a slight frost bites the nose and ears. Therefore, you should not go out late, especially if you went on a trip with children. Their immunity is much weaker than an adult, and colds will not decorate your trip in any way.

The weather in Düsseldorf at the end of January can please the city with fluffy snow, although it often melts very quickly, so take a few pictures right away. In powdered snow caps, the architecture of Düsseldorf looks especially majestic and mysterious.

Air temperature and precipitation

The temperature in Düsseldorf in January is more like our late autumn: slush, overcast and no frost, except at night. Often, locals walk the streets in exclusive rubber boots or designer raincoats – local fashion boutiques know everything about the winter weather in Düsseldorf.

The climate in the city is not harsh, but it is far from being the mildest in Germany. What to do, there is no second such Dusseldorf in the world. Therefore, dress warmly and go ahead for vivid impressions that only this city can give.

Air temperature in Düsseldorf in January

The average daily air temperature in January is +4°С, and the nighttime temperature is about +1.5°С. January is considered the coldest month of the year in this city. But, given that the average daily air temperature in January in other German cities is often minus, it is hardly possible to call the winter in Düsseldorf severe. Rather, it should be said that Düsseldorf has a rather mild winter. For the beginning of the month, the temperature most often stays at around + 8 ° С, in the middle of January – +2, and at the end – +5, because February is the warmer month of the year.


January is the third most rainy year after July and June. The average rainfall this month is approximately 64-65 mm. At the same time, there are about 5 days of rainy weather and 1 day of snow. Most often, these precipitations do not fall immediately, but stretch out little by little over a greater number of days of the month. January is not characterized by heavy showers, most often it is a boring, finely drizzling rain.

Sunny, cloudy and overcast days

Due to the rainy weather in Düsseldorf, there are only 7 sunny days in January. The weather distributed the days of the month in this way: 22% of January is clear and sunny, 28% – the sky is covered with clouds, and 50% – you have to endure cloudy days. But this should not scare real travelers. After all, it is not for nothing that they say that the most important thing is the weather in the house, and the rest can be easily settled with the help of an umbrella.

Sightseeing holidays

There are so many attractions in Düsseldorf that you can’t get around them even in a week. Therefore, it is better to skip the standard historical sights, museums and temples of the city and list the most interesting things that will be of interest to both adults and children.

As for museums, during rainy weather in early January it is worth visiting Mustard Museum . It is unique in its kind and you will not find anything like it anywhere else in the world. In Düsseldorf you will be shown about 70 types of this seasoning! Here they will tell and show how mustard powder turns into an exquisite sauce, and that many more interesting spices, pieces of fruit and, of course, beer are added to its composition. At the end of the tour, all visitors will be offered to try and buy their favorite variety.

One of the most popular museums in Düsseldorf is Cinema Museum , where you can not only see the outfits of popular movie characters, but also see the most diverse posters of world cinema from different times. Girls will love admiring the costumes of their idols, while boys will enjoy getting to know the variety of cameras and accessories that make movies.

To once again admire the ingenuity of the Germans, feel like you are in the future and at the same time take a ride with the children on a kind of attraction – try the Düsseldorf monorail air tram, which runs between the airport and the railway station. Do it in mid-January, when the influx of tourists subsides a bit.

The Rheinturm television tower on the waterfront in Düsseldorf requires special attention. In appearance, it is somewhat reminiscent of an alien plate with neon illumination. Its tiers are equipped with an observation deck with a gorgeous view of the city, as well as a revolving restaurant.

  • Things to do with children in Düsseldorf
  • Düsseldorf Children’s Route

At the end of the embankment is the Architectural Zoo – a place of concentration of bizarre buildings that house company offices, tourist centers and other objects. Even at the end of January, these structures amuse tourists and give vivid photos.

Well, for children, we will offer a few more interesting options:

  • Entertainment center Bobolino Kinderwelt
  • Dusselstrand Aquatics Center
  • Aquazoo Lobbecke Museum

Holidays, events and festivals

Holidays in Düsseldorf in January are still full of Christmas spirit. During the first week of the month, a solemn atmosphere reigns here. Throughout the city, New Year illuminations are hung everywhere, which juicy complements and emphasizes the landscapes of the beautiful city.

The most popular event of the month is International Boat Show , which presents a wide variety of yachts and boats – from simple to luxury. All lovers of this type of transport from all over the world consider it an honor to demonstrate their beauties at this exhibition.

Such an event can be entertaining for both adults and little boys, especially since you don’t have to freeze – the event takes place under the roof of the exhibition center. Then the city freezes in anticipation of the main city events that will take place already in February – Neanderthal Day and Carnival .


January is characterized by crazy shopping – discounts here reach unprecedented levels, they amount to -70-90%, including luxury segment brands. Many Germans shop for things in advance, and then run on sales days to buy them at a low price.

By the way, Düsseldorf is one of the best shopping centers in Germany along with Berlin.

The famous Royal Avenue, where hundreds of boutiques of the most famous and popular brands are located, attracts millions of buyers every year. The largest outlets can also be found in the suburbs of Düsseldorf. Free buses from the train station run there all the time, because the sales never end here.

Holiday prices

Prices in Düsseldorf in January increase for holidays by 10-15%, which is not so much compared to other popular tourist cities in Germany. Prices for air travel are about 5-10% higher than in December and 3-5% higher than in February.

As for hotels, there is no particular boom in January, except perhaps in the first week of the month, but within 10%. Some travel agencies offer shopping tours to Düsseldorf at ridiculous prices – this is a good opportunity to see the city and buy quality clothes “for cheap”.

  • Family hotels in Düsseldorf

Meals in restaurants in Düsseldorf are unreasonably expensive, therefore, alternative establishments are open around the city, for example, bistros or kneips, where tourists can have a hearty and tasty meal for 10-12 euros per person.

  • German kitchen for children
  • Food in Germany: where to eat and how much it costs

Advice for parents

A trip in January will be a good solution for relaxing alone or as a couple, or with children, because the city has enough interesting things under the roofs of warm rooms. For walks and sightseeing in the fresh air, small children are best left at home.

  • Holidays with children in Düsseldorf

With a passive rest option, you just need to take into account the weather, temperature and dress warmly so as not to catch a cold. Düsseldorf is a great option for school holidays. The city will delight young guests with interesting exhibitions and museums. Dusseldorf is not as popular as Berlin, Hamburg or Munich, but it also has a certain charm. Get to know him better, and let January help you with this.

Gas prices in Europe have stabilized around $900/1000 m3

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Mild and windy weather affected, as well as record volumes of LNG entering Europe

Source: ICE Futures

Moscow, January 21 – IA Neftegaz.RU. Gas prices in Europe managed to stabilize around $900/1000 m 3 .

Gas prices in Europe tried to drop below $900/1000 m during the past week 3 .
On January 17, 2022, February gas futures on the TTF hub (Netherlands) fell to 77.012 euros / MWh (899.4 USD / 1000 m 3 gas).
On January 20, 2022, prices dropped to EUR 75.203/MWh (USD 877.2/1000 m 3 ).
On January 21, trading opened at 75.5 EUR/MWh (874.9 USD/1000 m 3 ), but at 2 half of the day they confidently moved to growth.
By 16:00 Moscow time the price was 80.49EUR 5/MWh (USD 938.4/1000 m 3 ), an increase of 7. 037% compared to the previous day’s settlement price.

The decline in gas prices is due to mild weather forecasts in Europe, stable generation of wind farms (WPPs), recovery of gas supplies from Norway and increased supplies of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
So, in most of Europe, the positive temperature is stable, which reduces the need for gas for heating needs.
Also, the weather is quite windy, which ensures stable operation of the wind farm.
According to WindEurope, European wind farm generation peaked on January 20 at 2,356 MW, supplying 22.7% of European electricity demand.

Added to this is the record volume of gas supplied from LNG terminals to the gas transmission system (GTS) of Europe.
According to Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE), in recent days, gas inflows from LNG terminals have exceeded 400 million m 3 /day, and the total flow of regasified LNG in the European GTS in the period from January 1 to 18, 2022 amounted to almost 6. 4 billion m 3 , which is 8.5% higher than the previous maximum of 2020 by this date and 38.5% more than for the whole of January 2021
Declining but still high gas prices in Europe and low transportation tariffs keep Europe attractive relative to other markets, which is why LNG carriers continue to reroute willingly, reshaping the Asia-Pacific market ( APR) into European.
However, gas reserves in underground storage facilities (UGS) in Europe continue to decline and the arrival of record LNG volumes has not turned the tide.
According to GIE data, as of January 19, 2022, 44.86% of UGS facilities in Europe were filled, while a year earlier, on this date, the figure was 59.25%, and in 2020 – 79.15%.

Also, the market is waiting for more LNG shipments in 2022.
According to Bloomberg, China is starting to resell LNG shipments for delivery throughout most of 2022.
CNOOC and Sinopec have put dozens of LNG shipments on sale for delivery by the end of November 2022, believing that the end of the peak winter gas consumption season in China is already near, no shortage of supply is expected, which allows the sale of excess LNG.
Incl. CNOOC puts up for sale 1 tanker shipment per month with delivery between May and November, while Sinopec intends to sell 45 LNG shipments with delivery dates until the end of October 2022. GTS of Ukraine and capacities of the Polish section of the main gas pipeline (MGP) Yamal – Europe as of February 2022
At the auctions on January 17, 2022, Gazprom did not book the 15 bcm 3 /day of Ukrainian GTS transit capacity offered by the Ukrainian gas transmission system operator (OGTSU) for February 2022 in addition to the volumes under the long-term contract (109.5 mmcm 3 / day).
On the Polish section of the IGP Yamal – Europe, Gazprom also did not book capacities for February, and the company has no longer-term reservations for this route.
Since December 21, 2021, this route has been operating in reverse mode, which Gazprom explains by the transportation to Ukraine through Poland of gas lifted from German UGSFs.
The level of occupancy of German UGS facilities has fallen below 45%, which forces the authorities to think about more active regulation of gas reserves in the country.
At the same time, the new German government does not intend to speed up the process of certification of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.


E. Alifirova

Source : Neftegaz.RU

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Weather today in Germany – weather forecast for today, tomorrow, for 14 days and a month

Germany has a temperate climate. In the north it is marine, in the rest of the territory it is transitional from maritime to continental. The average temperature of the coldest month (January) is from -3°C to +2°C. The average July temperature is from +16°C to +20°C.

Costa adeje new year: What To Do on New Year’s Eve in Tenerife 2021

Опубликовано: July 30, 2022 в 11:12 am


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10 Reasons Why You Should Spend New Year’s in Tenerife

re you tired of the same old New Year’s Eve celebrations, watching the Times Square Ball drop on TV as you count down the seconds until the champagne bottles pop? This is exactly why you should experience New Years in Tenerife! From old island traditions to lively nightclubs, we’ll countdown the reasons why you should end (and begin) your year on the Canary Islands.

10… Wine & Dine

Whether you’re dining in one of the island’s Michelin-star hotel restaurant or a local eatery in the town, you can expect a variety of delicious island dishes. From freshly caught seafood to Canary Island specialties, you’re in for a gastronomical experience that will leave your taste buds in awe. A nice compliment to your meal, enjoy a glass of wine from one of Tenerife’s local vineyards. Get an even better taste of the vineyard by touring it yourself! You’ll be guided around the field and into the wineries for a chance to sip the artisanal flavors of the island.

9… Hotels

After you spend your nights dancing, drinking, and celebrating, you’ll need a comfortable bed to recharge. Luckily, the hotels in Tenerife provide much more than just a comfy bed. Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat or a family-friendly resort; golf-courses, pools, spas, and Michelin-star chefs in will keep the whole crowd pleased. With resorts situated all across the island, you’ll have a variety of luxurious options anywhere from the beachy coast to the center of the island.

8… Warm weather

Forget bundling up head to toe before heading out to your end of year celebration when you’re in Tenerife. Boasting a sunny winter climate of around 73°F, you can leave your winter jacket and gloves at home.

7… New Year’s Day on the beach

Kick off the new year by taking advantage of Tenerife’s warm weather. After a night of celebrating, you can unwind and relax on the warm sands of the Tenerife beaches. While the waters may be a bit chilly for swimming (depending on your preference), the temperate climate makes for a perfect day of kicking back and soaking up the sun.

6… A touch of snow

On the other hand, the holidays may have you in the mood to enjoy the winter weather. If that’s the case, then find your way to Spain’s highest peak–Mount Teide–for a snowy adventure. With slopes for sledding, skiing or snowball fights, escape the islands beaches for a festive winter day.

5… Another celebration

Once the dust has settled from the New Year’s frenzy, you won’t have to wait long for another celebration. On December 6th, the island observes Dia de los Reyes Magos, an annual event signifying the arrival of the Three Kings. A present-filled day for the children, the Christmas-like holiday commences with colorful parades that lead to a night of singing, dancing, and gift-giving. Make sure to take part in the evening to learn more about the cultural holiday and the significance of the Three Spanish Kings.

4… Nightclubs

Regardless of when you visit the island of Tenerife, you’ll find yourself with a wide selection of lively nightclubs to visit. However, on December 31st, they become even more lively. With various venues lining the streets, you’ll find yourself bouncing from club to club as the night dances on. Make sure to bring your most comfortable party shoes, as you could find yourself dancing right into the morning!

3… Street parties

If the crowded club scene isn’t your cup of tea, then take to the streets for an equally exciting night. As the masses pile into the town squares, DJs and bands fill the air with music, while dazzling fireworks fill the sky. Make friends, feast on the circulating foods, and enjoy the street performances. And don’t forget your camera, as the long night of partying could lead right into the first scenic sunset of the year.

2… Dressing up

It’s almost impossible to be overdressed on December 31st in Tenerife. It is customary for the women to break out their finest gowns and most glamorous jewelry, while the men button up their favorite suit jackets. So, while you’re packing your bathing suits and beach towels, make sure to leave room for at least one fancy outfit.

1… Island traditions

Regardless of how you decide to celebrate the New Year, make an effort to observe and absorb the cultural traditions held by the Spanish Island for many years. For example, wear red underwear beneath your party outfit for good luck and love in the coming year. Or, start off the year on the right foot quite literally, by taking your first step with your right foot; a seemingly goofy yet long-standing tradition. Lastly, gobble down a bushel of 12 grapes just as the clock strikes midnight. Each grape–representing one month of the upcoming year–is said to provide a month of good fortune for the consumer. Whether or not you’re superstitious, test your luck and follow one of the islands many New Year’s lores.

There are plenty of ways to spend your New Year’s Eve in Tenerife; dancing the night away at one of the many nightclubs, watching the fireworks from the crowded streets, or enjoying a relaxing evening in a world-class hotel. Regardless of your preference, Tenerife will provide an unforgettable experience to end and begin your year. Make sure you don’t miss out on celebrating New Years in Tenerife, by booking your flights to Tenerife today!

Happy New Year!

What to do on New Year’s Eve in Tenerife?

Spending New Year’s Eve in Tenerife is one of those experiences that, because of its intensity, stays in our memories for life. After the New Year’s Eve dinner in Tenerife, it is customary to go out into the street to enjoy together as one big family. In this post you will learn about all the options that Tenerife has to offer for New Year’s Eve and you will find out why everyone wants to come here to welcome the New Year.

We should mention that the weather in Tenerife on New Year’s Eve averages 20 degrees Celsius. The island has an excellent climate all year round, so the people of Tenerife have the luxury of spending New Year’s Eve on the streets and beaches in peace and quiet. This is one of the most attractive features for visitors who come here to escape the cold.

What to do on New Year’s Eve in Tenerife?

Before we continue we would like to tell you how New Year’s Eve is celebrated in Spain. The party starts on the 31st of December and lasts until well into the early hours of the 1st of January.

One of the most important traditions is the 12 lucky grapes, which are eaten to the rhythm of the chimes at 12 o’clock at night. It is said that whoever eats them on time will have a prosperous year. It is a very fun and important activity. Come and eat the grapes with us to welcome the year on the right foot.

After the arrival of the New Year we hear the uncorking of the bottles and the collective joy. Everyone laughs, jokes and congratulates each other, extending the fun for a few hours or as long as the body can take it. You can also hear the cars passing by with their horns blaring.

In Tenerife it is even more fun because joy is in our blood. If you want to come, here are the best options to say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one as we know how to do in Tenerife.

New Year’s Eve party on a boat

One of the best ways to welcome the New Year in Tenerife is to do it at sea and in a swimming costume. By hiring a boat with skipper in Tenerife to spend New Year’s Eve you will enjoy different services such as open bar, buffet food, pleasant music and the opportunity to swim in the refreshing waters of the Atlantic. Of course, we will be in a suitable place to witness the spectacle of lights and colours that illuminate the night sky at the stroke of midnight.

Outdoor parties in the streets, squares and beaches

The squares are the favourite places to welcome the new year in Tenerife. Everyone is dressed in their best clothes and with a bottle in hand to enjoy the best New Year’s Eve party in Tenerife. As midnight approaches, people look up at the clock to see when the hand reaches its highest point. At the first stroke of the clock, everyone puts their grapes in their mouths and so on until the last one. When the clock has finished chiming, the voice of “Happy New Year” is heard in unison, and everyone embraces and kisses in happiness, regardless of whether they know each other or not.

While those on the beach celebrate on the terraces of the restaurants, along the promenade and at the beach parties. We recommend Playa de Las Américas and Costa Adeje to welcome the New Year in Tenerife. It is no wonder that our island is one of the most popular destinations for Spaniards to welcome the New Year on the beach.

Revelry in the bars, pubs and discotheques

New Year’s Eve in Tenerife is also celebrated in private lounges and nightclubs. This is where the famous cotillones take place, these are parties with dancing, drinks and dinners designed for the occasion.

New Year’s Eve at the Hotel

Some people prefer to spend it inside the hotel, where everything is prepared to give the best New Year’s Eve dinner in Tenerife. You will enjoy live music with luxury orchestras, dancing and entertainment in an exclusive atmosphere.

Where is the best place for New Year’s Eve in Tenerife?

If you’re in Tenerife and want to know where to spend New Year’s Eve, here are some of the most iconic spots on the island, where the party and fun resound in the distance.

New Year’s Eve in Los Cristianos Tenerife

This town in Arona is said to host the best parties on the island. Here you’ll enjoy live orchestras, top DJs, cotillions and of course, a great fireworks display.

Plaza de España in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Come to the square to celebrate and dance to the rhythm of live music. Everything will be decorated with lots of lights and colour to welcome the new year with the best energy.

San Sebastian Square in Adeje

This is a magical place that brings together the most joyful people in town. Join the crowd to share the joy of the new year.

Puerto de la Cruz

This is one of the most popular places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Tenerife. You’ll find many restaurants set up for the occasion with events organised to welcome the new year with joy and fun.

La Laguna

In addition to the New Year’s Eve events that are celebrated in all the towns of Tenerife, La Laguna has an additional one, the popular University New Year’s Eve. This event is held on the penultimate Thursday in December to bring together the university students of the area, who take the opportunity to say goodbye to the year with a big party in the company of their classmates.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

In Tenerife, as everywhere else in the world, fireworks are the stars of the New Year’s Eve party. No matter where you are, in your hotel, on the beach or on a boat, you must go out and watch the fireworks display. Hundreds of coloured fireworks fill the sky with magic and hope. You can also find out which areas will be used for the launching to launch your rockets into the air and send your dreams and wishes with them.

This is a unique moment in the year, when we leave one stage behind and prepare for another, with optimism and happiness. Look up to the sky with your children, partner, family and friends. Laugh, sing and cry, let your emotions come to the surface and hug them all as tightly as you can. New Year’s Eve fireworks in Tenerife have a low noise impact.

Everyone is invited to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Tenerife

It is worth mentioning that the curfew in Tenerife on New Year’s Eve was a measure taken because of the coronavirus contingency. Due to the high number of people it was decided that there would be no people on the streets, however this is over now and we can go back to being happy without worries. You have nothing to lose and a lot to enjoy, so come and join us to eat grapes and have a great time.

The New Year’s Eve events in Tenerife are broadcast on television for all those who have to stay at home or are in hospital. The aim is for everyone to participate and have a happy new year.

Write to us to help you plan your New Year’s Eve celebration in Tenerife, we have the best plans and recommendations. Leave a message on WhatsApp and we will be happy to help you, remember that every year we receive a large influx of visitors, so you should make your reservations several days in advance.

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