Avg weather in January
9 Hrs per day
271 mm per month
78 % avg
5 Mph avg

Vancouver Weather in January

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What’s the weather like in Vancouver in January?

Located on the west coast of Canada close to the country’s border with the United Sates, Vancouver is a vibrant city with a climate that’s similar to the UK, bringing four distinct seasons. It’s winter in Vancouver during January, which is a cold and wet time of year for the city. If you’re visiting in this month you’ll need to bring plenty of warm layers to protect yourself from the near-freezing weather, as well as a waterproof coat for when it rains or snows.


The average temperature in Vancouver is a cold 4ºC in January, reaching highs of 6ºC and lows of 1ºC at night. With these temperatures, make sure you pack a warm winter coat and lots of winter clothes, and keep any little ones wrapped up when you’re out exploring the city. You’ll need to bring a raincoat with you too, as nearly two thirds of days in January have wet weather, with around 140mm of rain expected in total. The sea measures a chilly 8ºC this month.

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