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    North Turkey

    Istanbul weather in January

    North Turkey

    Istanbul weather in January


    9 °C


    3 °C


    8 °C


    95 mm

    in month

    Rainy days

    12 days

    in month


    9 hours



    5 hours



    79 %

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    Weather overview

    In Istanbul in January, the average air temperature ranges from 8.7 °C (47.7 °F) during the day to 3.2 °C (37.8 °F) at night. There are 12 days of rain on average, where the rainfall is 95 mm (3.74 in).

    Is January a good month to visit Istanbul?

    In January there are not good conditions to visit Istanbul. A relatively low temperature of 8.7 °C (47.7 °F) may be ideal for walking or outdoor activities, but some people may have a different idea of the holiday. The night temperature of 3.2 °C (37.8 °F) is not inviting for evening and night activities except for visiting a bar and having beer or two.

    What is the temperature in Istanbul during the day in January?

    In January in Istanbul, the average daily temperatures will be 8.7 °C (47.7 °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 sunny hours can I expect in January in Istanbul?

    In Istanbul in January, you can expect around 5 hours of sunshine.

    How heavy is the precipitation in Istanbul in January?

    There is precipitation of 95 mm (3.74 in) in January in Istanbul, which means 3 mm (0.13 in) rainfall per day on average.

    What is the average number of rainy days in Istanbul in January?

    There are 12 days, which are rainy in Istanbul in January, that is, days with precipitation more than 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 - 40 % days.

    What is the night temperature in January in Istanbul?

    The average night temperature in January in Istanbul is 3.2 °C (37.8 °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 January part of the wet season in Istanbul?

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

    How windy is it in January in Istanbul?

    In Istanbul in January, there will be an average wind scale of 3.1.

    Is there a dry season in Istanbul in January?

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

    Is Istanbul rainier in January than in December?

    No, January in Istanbul is not a rainier month than December.

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

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

    How does the sea temperature evolve during the month in Istanbul in January?

    Istanbul has a decreasing trend of the sea temperature during January - from 9.5 °C (49.1 °F) in the first days of the month to 7.8 °C (46.0 °F) in the last days of the month.