Average January Sunshine in the United Kingdom

The tables below give January averages for the number of hours with sunshine at cities and towns throughout the United Kingdom. The monthly totals are based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

You can jump to a separate table for: Southern England, Northern England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The UK as a whole has an average 54 hours of sun in January.

Southern England

Total January sunshine
Place Hours
Birmingham 48
Cambridge 58
Eastbourne 71
Exeter 65
Ipswich 64
London 50
Lowestoft 52
Newquay 67
Oxford 63

Northern England

Average amount of sun in January
Place Hours
Blackpool 56
Grimsby 61
Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales 37
Manchester 53
Newcastle 59
Penrith 39
Sheffield 45


Average January sun
Place Hours
Aberporth 63
Aberystwyth 46
Cardiff 54
Tenby 63
Valley, Anglesey 62


Number of sunny hours in January on average
Place Hours
Aberdeen 61
Dundee 62
Edinburgh 50
Forres 46
Glasgow 38
Kirkwall, Orkney Islands 32
Lerwick, Shetland Islands 27
Oban 33
Stornoway, Outer Hebrides 33
Tiree, Inner Hebrides 39

Northern Ireland

Average total sunshine in January
Place Hours
Armagh 46
Belfast 50
Londonderry 37
United Kingdom Sunshine
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