Average Weather in January in Pontarlier France
Daily high temperatures are around 36°F, rarely falling below 26°F or exceeding 47°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 36°F on January 15.
Daily low temperatures are around 26°F, rarely falling below 14°F or exceeding 37°F.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Pontarlier typically range from 53°F to 71°F, while on February 8, the coldest day of the year, they range from 25°F to 37°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 Pontarlier experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 65% to 60%.
The clearest day of the month is January 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 40% of the time.
For reference, on December 27, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 65%, while on July 23, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 64%.
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 Pontarlier, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 34% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 44% on May 26, and its lowest chance is 29% on March 3.
Over the course of January in Pontarlier, the chance of a day with only rain decreases from 22% to 20%, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 7% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 6% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in January
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Pontarlier is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 2.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.3 inches or falls below 0.8 inches, and ending the month at 2.4 inches, when it rarely exceeds 5.2 inches or falls below 0.5 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 Pontarlier is essentially constant, remaining about 0.7 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.8 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in Pontarlier, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 59 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 58 seconds, and weekly increase of 13 minutes, 43 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 8 hours, 36 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 9 hours, 35 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in Pontarlier is 8:20 AM on January 1 and the earliest sunrise is 19 minutes earlier at 8:00 AM on January 31.
The earliest sunset is 4:56 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 39 minutes later at 5:35 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is observed in Pontarlier 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 5:39 AM and sets 15 hours, 53 minutes later, at 9:32 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:16 AM and sets 8 hours, 31 minutes later, at 4:48 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Pontarlier is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 9, 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 Pontarlier is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 9.0 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on February 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 9.2 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 6.7 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
The growing season in Pontarlier typically lasts for 6.0 months (182 days), from around April 23 to around October 22, rarely starting before April 4 or after May 16, and rarely ending before October 4 or after November 10.
The month of January in Pontarlier 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 Pontarlier are essentially constant during January, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Pontarlier is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.6 kWh, from 1.2 kWh to 1.8 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 Pontarlier are 46.903 deg latitude, 6.355 deg longitude, and 2,844 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Pontarlier contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,194 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,931 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (3,944 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,333 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Pontarlier is covered by trees (34%), artificial surfaces (31%), grassland (18%), and cropland (14%), within 10 miles by trees (43%) and grassland (35%), and within 50 miles by trees (41%) and cropland (30%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Pontarlier 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 Pontarlier.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Pontarlier 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 Pontarlier is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Pontarlier and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Les Eplatures (57%, 39 kilometers, northeast); Besançon – La Vèze Aerodrome (25%, 48 kilometers, northwest); and Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (19%, 76 kilometers, south).
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .