Average Weather in January in La Tour-de-Peilz Switzerland
Daily high temperatures are around 41°F, rarely falling below 32°F or exceeding 50°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 40°F on January 10.
Daily low temperatures are around 30°F, rarely falling below 21°F or exceeding 40°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 30°F on January 19.
For reference, on August 4, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in La Tour-de-Peilz typically range from 61°F to 79°F, while on January 19, the coldest day of the year, they range from 30°F to 41°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 La Tour-de-Peilz experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 56% throughout the month.
The clearest day of the month is January 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 46% of the time.
For reference, on May 8, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 60%, 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 La Tour-de-Peilz, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 31% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 43% on May 27, and its lowest chance is 28% on March 3.
Over the course of January in La Tour-de-Peilz, the chance of a day with only rain remains an essentially constant 27% throughout, the chance of a day with mixed snow and rain remains an essentially constant 3% throughout, and the chance of a day with only snow remains an essentially constant 1% throughout.
Probability of Precipitation in January
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in La Tour-de-Peilz is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 3.2 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.5 inches or falls below 1.0 inches, and ending the month at 3.0 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.2 inches or falls below 0.7 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 La Tour-de-Peilz is essentially constant, remaining about 0.1 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.5 inches or falling to 0.0 inches.
The highest average 31-day liquid-equivalent accumulation is 0.1 inches on January 4.
Average Monthly Liquid-Equivalent Snowfall in January
Over the course of January in La Tour-de-Peilz, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 58 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 55 seconds, and weekly increase of 13 minutes, 28 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 8 hours, 40 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 9 hours, 38 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The latest sunrise of the month in La Tour-de-Peilz is 8:16 AM on January 1 and the earliest sunrise is 19 minutes earlier at 7:57 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 La Tour-de-Peilz 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, 49 minutes later, at 9:28 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 8:13 AM and sets 8 hours, 35 minutes later, at 4:48 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in La Tour-de-Peilz is essentially constant during January, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 27, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 1% of the time, while on October 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
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in La Tour-de-Peilz is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 5.7 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on March 14, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.9 miles per hour, while on August 10, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in La Tour-de-Peilz typically lasts for 7.9 months (240 days), from around March 21 to around November 16, rarely starting before February 25 or after April 14, and rarely ending before October 22 or after December 9.
The month of January in La Tour-de-Peilz is reliably fully outside of the growing season.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in La Tour-de-Peilz are essentially constant during January, remaining around 0°F throughout.
Growing Degree Days in January
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in La Tour-de-Peilz is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 1.4 kWh to 2.1 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 La Tour-de-Peilz are 46.453 deg latitude, 6.859 deg longitude, and 1,227 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of La Tour-de-Peilz contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 869 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,386 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,686 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (14,633 feet).
The area within 2 miles of La Tour-de-Peilz is covered by artificial surfaces (40%), water (38%), and cropland (19%), within 10 miles by trees (30%) and cropland (23%), and within 50 miles by trees (34%) and grassland (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in La Tour-de-Peilz 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in La Tour-de-Peilz.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and La Tour-de-Peilz 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 La Tour-de-Peilz is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between La Tour-de-Peilz and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Sion (37%, 44 kilometers, southeast); Neuchatel (23%, 61 kilometers, north); Aéroport Genève-Cointrin (22%, 62 kilometers, west); and Bern-Belp Airport (18%, 71 kilometers, northeast).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.