January Weather Averages for Chicago, Illinois, USA

What's the Weather Like in Chicago in January

Temperature

January in Chicago is winter and this means an extremely cold climate that can be subject to icy winds and snow. The average daily temperature for Chicago in January is a chilly -1°C, and this can drop as low as -11°C on average. If you're not one for cold weather, Chicago is a city to be avoided in January! 


Rain
January is also one of the wettest times of the ye...

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  • Temperature Temperature -6°C 21°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather -1°C 30°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather -11°C 12°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 3 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 43 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 8 days

Daily January Averages for Chicago

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
°C -6 -5 -4 -3 -7 -10 -9 -6 -4 -3 0 -1 -4 -4 -2 -2 -3 -4 -2 -1 -4 -5 -5 -4 -1 -3 -5 -3 -1 0 -1
°F 21 23 25 27 19 14 16 21 25 27 0 30 25 25 28 28 27 25 28 30 25 23 23 25 30 27 23 27 30 0 30

What's the Weather Like in Chicago in January

Temperature

January in Chicago is winter and this means an extremely cold climate that can be subject to icy winds and snow. The average daily temperature for Chicago in January is a chilly -1°C, and this can drop as low as -11°C on average. If you're not one for cold weather, Chicago is a city to be avoided in January! 


Rain
January is also one of the wettest times of the year, The average rainfall experienced in Chicago during this month is 43 mm. Also be aware that the rain can easily turn to snow at this time of the year.

Sunshine

As well as this, Chicago experiences on average only 4 hours of sun per day in January.


If you're travelling to Chicago at this time of year, be sure to pack some warm clothes, a sufficient winter coat and an umbrella.



 

Things to do in Chicago in January

College Baseball

Sports fans will be happy to hear that College Baseball season starts in January, giving you the opportunity to enjoy America's favourite pastime.

Winter Celebration in Lights

The first week of January also means the Winter Celebration in Lights event, for which America's largest greenhouse is lit up with lights, allowing you and all the family to enjoy the beautiful plants. There are also plenty of activities planned for the children during this time too.

Christmas Around The World

You can also experience the culture and traditions of countries from all over the world with Christmas Around the World. This has displays showcasing the festive traditions from a number of different places.

Chicago's Talent Showcase
 
Chicago's Talent Showcase is also on at this time of year, with solo artists, comedians and spoken word artists all coming together, with plenty of food and drink provided.

Winter Flower and Train Show

With the Winter Flower and Train Show, you can enjoy an array of beautiful flowers, or take a train ride through a Christmas town.

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