Scotland weather in January 2021

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The January weather guide for Scotland shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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How cold is it in Scotland in January?

Daytime temperatures usually reach 6°C in Edinburgh, Scotland in January, falling to 0°C at night.

How sunny is it in Scotland in January?

There are normally 1 hour of bright sunshine each day in Edinburgh, Scotland in January - that's 18% of daylight hours.

Is the sea cold around Scotland in January?

The average sea temperature around Edinburgh, Scotland in January is 7°C.

Does it rain in Scotland in January?

There are usually 18 days with some rain in Edinburgh, Scotland in January and the average monthly rainfall is 66mm.

Scotland sunrise & sunset times for January 2021

Browse the sunrise & sunset times for Scotland in January 2021. Select a month to view Scotland sunrise & sunset times for the next twelve months. The Scotland sunrise & sunset times shown below are for Edinburgh.

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Date Sunrise times Sunset times
Friday, 1st January 2021 08:44 15:50
Saturday, 16th January 2021 08:32 16:14
Sunday, 31st January 2021 08:09 16:44
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