Average Weather in January in Tignes France
Daily high temperatures increase by 2°F, from 20°F to 22°F, rarely falling below 12°F or exceeding 29°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 20°F on January 3.
Daily low temperatures are around 5°F, rarely falling below -4°F or exceeding 14°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 4°F on January 12.
For reference, on July 26, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Tignes typically range from 38°F to 59°F, while on January 12, the coldest day of the year, they range from 4°F to 20°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 Tignes experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 48% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 12, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 53% of the time.
For reference, on May 9, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 59%, while on July 21, 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 Tignes, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 27% and ending it at 24%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 38% on May 24, and its lowest chance is 21% on March 5.
Probability of Precipitation 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 Tignes is essentially constant, remaining about 2.0 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 4.2 inches or falling below 0.4 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in Tignes, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 55 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 51 seconds, and weekly increase of 12 minutes, 57 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 8 hours, 47 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 9 hours, 43 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Tignes is 8:12 AM on January 2 and the earliest sunrise is 18 minutes earlier at 7:54 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:59 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 38 minutes later at 5:37 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Tignes 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 5:43 AM and sets 15 hours, 41 minutes later, at 9:24 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:09 AM and sets 8 hours, 42 minutes later, at 4:51 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Tignes is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
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 Tignes is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 4.6 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 29, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.8 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 3.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Tignes typically lasts for 1.2 months (39 days), from around July 11 to around August 19, rarely starting before June 14, or ending after September 10.
The month of January in Tignes 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 Tignes are essentially constant during January, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Tignes is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.8 kWh, from 1.7 kWh to 2.5 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 Tignes are 45.496 deg latitude, 6.925 deg longitude, and 7,710 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Tignes contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 4,813 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 7,036 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,757 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (15,098 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Tignes is covered by grassland (49%) and trees (24%), within 10 miles by bare soil (37%) and grassland (29%), and within 50 miles by trees (36%) and grassland (22%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Tignes 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 Tignes.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Tignes 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 Tignes is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Tignes and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Aosta Airport (25%, 42 kilometers, northeast); Turin Caselle Airport (20%, 66 kilometers, southeast); Annecy-Meythet (21%, 80 kilometers, northwest); Chambéry Airport (18%, 83 kilometers, west); and Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban Airport (15%, 175 kilometers, southwest).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .