Orlando Weather in January

January's weather is the year's coolest for Orlando, Florida. That means wonderfully warm days, but the chance of a chilly night.

This page gives detailed information on the typical January temperature, precipitation, sun, humidity, wind and storms for Orlando. The numbers here are historical averages based on climate data gathered at the Orlando Executive Airport, located near downtown Orlando.

Temperature Weather iconTemperature

71 °F January average high 22 °C
52 °F January average low 11 °C

January is the coldest month overall for Orlando and the 5th to 21st are its chilliest day. That's when the daily maximum temperature averages 71 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius) and the minimum averages 52 °F (11 °C).

19 days 70 °F max. or more (21 °C)
15 days 50 °F min. or less (10 °C)

The temperature rises most days during January to over 60 °F (16 °C) in Orlando. The city averages 6 days this month when the thermometer reaches into the 80s °F (over 26 °C). Temperatures above 90 °F (32 °C) are not expected here this time of year.

The thermometer dips to 40 °F (4 °C) or below on an average of four nights. January averages one night that gets as cold as 32 °F (0 °C).

Rainy Weather iconRain

2.6 in total precipitation 66 mm
8 days of rain

Half the time, Orlando receives 1.6 to 3.4 inches (40 to 87 mm) of rainfall in January. One in four years has drier weather, while another one in four is wetter.

Sunny Weather iconSun

62 % sunshine
9 days clear skies

The sun's rays reach the ground in Orlando during 62 percent of daylight hours on average in January, for a total of 203 hours in the month. Typically on 9 days this month the sky is mainly clear, with at most 30 percent cloud cover.

Sunlight in January at Orlando lasts for 10 hours and 34 minutes a day on average. The shortest day of the month is the 1st with 10 hours and 22 minutes of daylight. By the end of the month, the days have lengthened to 10:51 from sunrise to sunset. These durations can vary by a minute or two from year to year.

Humid Weather iconHumidity

73 % January average humidity

The relative humidity in Orlando during January usually peaks at 87 percent in the morning then drops to 53 percent by mid afternoon.

Local Time1 am4 am7 am10 am1 pm4 pm7 pm10 pm
Humidity % 85 86 87 73 56 53 68 79

Windy Weather iconWind

9.0 mph January wind speed average 14.5 kph

January is a little windier than most other months in Orlando.

Stormy Weather iconStorms

2 days rainfall of 0.5 inches (13 mm) or more
1 day with thunderstorms in January

The weather data here are long-term averages provided by the US National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). Temperature and precipitation are 1991-2020 normals while humidity and thunderstorms are 1961-1990 normals.

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