Average Weather in January in Briançon France
Daily high temperatures are around 31°F, rarely falling below 21°F or exceeding 40°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 31°F on January 10.
Daily low temperatures are around 16°F, rarely falling below 7°F or exceeding 26°F.
For reference, on July 27, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Briançon typically range from 49°F to 67°F, while on February 6, the coldest day of the year, they range from 16°F to 32°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
Cordova, Alaska, United States (4,993 miles away); Whistler, Canada (5,215 miles); and Breckenridge, Colorado, United States (5,273 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Briançon (view comparison).
The month of January in Briançon experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 45% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 57% of the time.
For reference, on May 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 57%, while on July 21, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 72%.
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 Briançon, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 20% and ending it at 18%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 32% on May 25, and its lowest chance is 15% on March 6.
Over the course of January in Briançon, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 2% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 5% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 13% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Briançon is essentially constant, remaining about 0.3 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.0 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in January
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. As with rainfall, we consider the liquid-equivalent snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall during January in Briançon is essentially constant, remaining about 1.0 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 2.1 inches or falling below 0.1 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in Briançon, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 54 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 48 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 38 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 8 hours, 51 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 9 hours, 46 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Briançon is 8:11 AM on January 2 and the earliest sunrise is 17 minutes earlier at 7:54 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 5:02 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 37 minutes later at 5:39 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Briançon 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 5:47 AM and sets 15 hours, 36 minutes later, at 9:23 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:08 AM and sets 8 hours, 47 minutes later, at 4:54 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Briançon is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on June 21, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, 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 Briançon is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 30, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.4 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.0 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Briançon typically lasts for 4.9 months (151 days), from around May 9 to around October 7, rarely starting before April 19 or after June 9, and rarely ending before September 14 or after October 28.
The month of January in Briançon is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January
The average accumulated growing degree days in Briançon are essentially constant during January, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Briançon is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 1.8 kWh to 2.6 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 Briançon are 44.900 deg latitude, 6.642 deg longitude, and 5,351 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Briançon contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 4,255 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 5,010 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,245 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (12,582 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Briançon is covered by trees (60%), artificial surfaces (19%), and grassland (12%), within 10 miles by trees (40%) and grassland (21%), and within 50 miles by trees (37%) and grassland (23%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Briançon 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 5 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Briançon.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Briançon 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 Briançon is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Briançon and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Turin Caselle Airport (19%, 86 kilometers, northeast); Cuneo International Airport (20%, 87 kilometers, southeast); Torino / Bric Della Croce (26%, 87 kilometers, east); Chambéry Airport (16%, 102 kilometers, northwest); and Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban Airport (19%, 106 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .