Average Weather in January in Tours France
Daily high temperatures are around 46°F, rarely falling below 34°F or exceeding 55°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 45°F on January 11.
Daily low temperatures are around 36°F, rarely falling below 26°F or exceeding 47°F.
For reference, on August 3, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Tours typically range from 59°F to 79°F, while on February 8, the coldest day of the year, they range from 36°F to 47°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in January
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on January. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in January
The month of January in Tours experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 74% to 67%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 74% on January 3.
The clearest day of the month is January 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 33% of the time.
For reference, on January 3, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 74%, while on July 24, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 66%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Tours, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is decreasing, starting the month at 31% and ending it at 27%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 32% on December 30, and its lowest chance is 16% on August 24.
Over the course of January in Tours, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 29% to 25%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 1% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Tours is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 2.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.8 inches or falls below 0.6 inches, and ending the month at 1.6 inches, when it rarely exceeds 3.3 inches or falls below 0.2 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in January
Over the course of January in Tours, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 0 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 2 minutes, 0 seconds, and weekly increase of 14 minutes, 0 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 8 hours, 33 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 9 hours, 33 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Tours is 8:44 AM on January 1 and the earliest sunrise is 20 minutes earlier at 8:24 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:17 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 40 minutes later at 5:57 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Tours during 2018, but it neither starts nor ends during January, so the entire month is in standard time.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 6:00 AM and sets 15 hours, 57 minutes later, at 9:57 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:41 AM and sets 8 hours, 27 minutes later, at 5:09 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Tours is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on August 3, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 4% of the time, while on November 4, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in January
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Tours is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 11.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 16, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 11.1 miles per hour, while on August 5, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.2 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during January is 11.1 miles per hour on January 16.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Tours typically lasts for 7.9 months (240 days), from around March 23 to around November 18, rarely starting before February 22 or after April 20, and rarely ending before October 25 or after December 23.
The month of January in Tours is very likely fully outside of the growing season, with the chance that a given day is in the growing season reaching a low of 0% on January 20.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January
The average accumulated growing degree days in Tours are essentially constant during January, remaining within 6°F of 6°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Tours is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 1.0 kWh to 1.5 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Tours are 47.383 deg latitude, 0.683 deg longitude, and 190 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Tours contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 213 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 183 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (361 feet). Within 50 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (860 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Tours is covered by artificial surfaces (79%) and water (13%), within 10 miles by cropland (48%) and trees (20%), and within 50 miles by cropland (59%) and trees (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Tours year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Tours.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Tours according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Tours is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Tours and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Tours Val de Loire Airport (94%, 6 kilometers, northeast); Angers – Loire Airport (3.2%, 77 kilometers, west); and Poitiers–Biard Airport (2.4%, 93 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .