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Chicago Weather in January, USA

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  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month

    Temperature

    -6°C
    21°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

    -1°C
    30°F
  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

    -11°C
    12°F
  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

    -3°C
    27°F
  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

    -5°C
    24°F
  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    3 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    8 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall

    43 mm

January, 2024

Sun
Mon
1 Avg -6º 21º
Tue
2 Avg -5º 23º
Wed
3 Avg -3º 27º
Thu
4 Avg -3º 27º
Fri
5 Avg -7º 19º
Sat
6 Avg -9º 16º
7 Avg -9º 16º
8 Avg -6º 21º
9 Avg -3º 27º
10 Avg -2º 28º
11 Avg 32º
12 Avg -1º 30º
13 Avg -4º 25º
14 Avg -3º 27º
15 Avg -2º 28º
16 Avg -2º 28º
17 Avg -3º 27º
18 Avg -4º 25º
19 Avg -1º 30º
20 Avg 32º
21 Avg -3º 27º
22 Avg -4º 25º
23 Avg -4º 25º
24 Avg -4º 25º
25 Avg -1º 30º
26 Avg -3º 27º
27 Avg -4º 25º
28 Avg -3º 27º
29 Avg 32º
30 Avg 32º
31 Avg 32º
Forecast
Avg Historical Daily Average

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.