South Africa weather in January 2021

Get the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) updates for South Africa with current travel advice, statistics and online resources.

Below are average maximum temperatures at popular destinations in South Africa in January. Select a destination to see more weather parameters.

More destinations >>

  • Top deals & discounts
  • South Africa weather overview
  • South Africa climate averages by month
  • More destinations
  • Best time to go to South Africa
  • South Africa 5-day weather forecast

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

The January weather guide for South Africa shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

Recommended for South Africa

  • Find hotel deals & special offers for popular destinations
  • Filter hotel deals by price, board basis, star rating & more
  • Choose from over 400,000 hotels worldwide

How hot is it in South Africa in January?

Daytime temperatures usually reach 25°C in Cape Town, South Africa in January with low heat and humidity, falling to 15°C at night.

How sunny is it in South Africa in January?

There are normally 11 hours of bright sunshine each day in Cape Town, South Africa in January - that's 77% of daylight hours.

How warm is the sea around South Africa in January?

The average sea temperature around Cape Town, South Africa in January is 19°C.

Does it rain in South Africa in January?

There are usually 5 days with some rain in Cape Town, South Africa in January and the average monthly rainfall is 32mm.

South Africa sunrise & sunset times for January 2021

Browse the sunrise & sunset times for South Africa in January 2021. 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.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Date Sunrise times Sunset times
Friday, 1st January 2021 05:39 20:01
Saturday, 16th January 2021 05:52 20:00
Sunday, 31st January 2021 06:07 19:52
  • Explore the best prices available from Emirates
  • Latest low fares for business & economy class flights
  • Book flights to Dubai, UAE & destinations worldwide

Metric (°C / mm)  |  Imperial (°F / inches)

Back to top

Discover more about South Africa

More South Africa destinations

More destinations & map >>

Related posts

Popular travel offers

Top ^

*affiliate links: find out how we are funded and why this helps us remain free to use.