Weather in South Africa in January 2018

Expect 25°C daytime maximum temperatures in the shade with on average 11 hours of sunshine per day in South Africa in January. Check more long-term weather averages for South Africa in January before you book your next holiday to South Africa in 2018. The January weather averages shown below are for Cape Town.

Key weather averages for South Africa in January

  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in January in South Africa (Cape Town)25
    25°C max day temperature
  • 11 hours of sunshine per day (77% of daylight hours) in January in South Africa11
    11 hours of sunshine per day
  • 5 days with some rainfall in January in South Africa (Cape Town)5
    5 days with some rainfall
  • 15°C minimum night-time temperature in January in South Africa (Cape Town)15
    15°C min night temperature
  • 14 hours of daylight per day in January in South Africa (Cape Town)14
    14 hours of daylight per day
  • Low heat & humidity in January in South Africa (Cape Town)L
    Low heat & humidity
  • 32 mm monthly rainfall in January in South Africa (Cape Town)32
    32 mm of monthly rainfall
  • UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in January in South Africa (Cape Town)11
    11+ (Extreme) UV index
  • 19°C sea temperature in January in South Africa (Cape Town)19
    19°C sea temperature

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Guide to South Africa weather in January

The average maximum daytime temperature in South Africa in January is a warm 25°C (77°F) with low heat & humidity. The average night-time temperature is usually a comfortable 15°C (59°F). There are usually 11 hours of bright sunshine each day, which represents 77% of the 14 hours of daylight.

Expect 32mm (1.3 inches) of rainfall across the whole of January with 5 days with some rain falling. Maximum UV levels will be extreme (11+ UV index) at midday when the skies are clear.

The average sea temperature in and around South Africa in January is 19°C (66°F).

The weather in South Africa in January is represented by Cape Town.

South Africa sunrise & sunset times for January 2018

Browse the sunrise & sunset times for South Africa in January 2018. Select a month to view South Africa sunrise & sunset times for the next twelve months. The South Africa sunrise & sunset times shown below are for Cape Town.

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Date Sunrise times Sunset times
Monday, 1st January 2018 05:39 20:01
Tuesday, 2nd January 2018 05:40 20:01
Wednesday, 3rd January 2018 05:40 20:01
Thursday, 4th January 2018 05:41 20:01
Friday, 5th January 2018 05:42 20:01
Saturday, 6th January 2018 05:43 20:01
Sunday, 7th January 2018 05:44 20:01
Monday, 8th January 2018 05:44 20:01
Tuesday, 9th January 2018 05:45 20:01
Wednesday, 10th January 2018 05:46 20:01
Thursday, 11th January 2018 05:47 20:01
Friday, 12th January 2018 05:48 20:01
Saturday, 13th January 2018 05:49 20:01
Sunday, 14th January 2018 05:50 20:00
Monday, 15th January 2018 05:51 20:00
Tuesday, 16th January 2018 05:52 20:00
Wednesday, 17th January 2018 05:53 20:00
Thursday, 18th January 2018 05:54 19:59
Friday, 19th January 2018 05:55 19:59
Saturday, 20th January 2018 05:56 19:59
Sunday, 21st January 2018 05:57 19:58
Monday, 22nd January 2018 05:58 19:58
Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 05:59 19:57
Wednesday, 24th January 2018 06:00 19:57
Thursday, 25th January 2018 06:01 19:56
Friday, 26th January 2018 06:02 19:56
Saturday, 27th January 2018 06:03 19:55
Sunday, 28th January 2018 06:04 19:54
Monday, 29th January 2018 06:05 19:54
Tuesday, 30th January 2018 06:06 19:53
Wednesday, 31st January 2018 06:07 19:52
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