Chicago Weather January Averages, USA

    • Temperature Temperature -6°C 21°F
    • High Temperature High Temperature -1°C 30°F
    • Low Temperature Low Temperature -11°C 12°F
    • Day Temperature Day Temperature -3°C 27°F
    • Night Temperature Night Temperature -4.2°C 24°F
    • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 3 hours
    • Rainfall Rainfall 43 mm
    • Rainfall Days Rainfall Days 8 days

    Chicago Weather for January 2023

    What's the Weather Like in Chicago in January


    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! 

    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.


    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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