Namibia weather in January

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in January in Namibia. Is this month a good time to go to Namibia? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Namibia in January?

The weather conditions in Namibia in January vary from unpleasant to perfect depending on the destination.

During January in Namibia, the average maximum temperature varies from pleasant in Walvis Bay with 20°C (68°F) to very high in Keetmanshoop with 35°C (94°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 19°C (66°F) in Keetmanshoop and 15°C (60°F) in Walvis Bay.

Precipitation in January varies from almost no in Walvis Bay with an average of 2mm (0.1inch) rainfall to high in Grootfontein with 139mm (5.5inch). It is also generally a sunny time of year with an average of 235 hours of sunshine in Swakopmund during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in Namibia.

Where to go in Namibia in January

Find the average weather conditions in January for the most popular destinations in Namibia on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Namibia

What is the weather like in January for the 5 most popular destinations in Namibia?

Average weather in Swakopmund

In January Swakopmund generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C (68°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C (60°F) and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Swakopmund
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
19°C / 67°F 
14°C / 58°F 
216 hours 
0.3mm / 0inch 
1 days 
20°C / 68°F 
15°C / 60°F 
235 hours 
2mm / 0.1inch 
1 day 
21°C / 69°F 
16°C / 60°F 
190 hours 
3mm / 0.1inch 
1 day 
Climate in Swakopmund

Average weather in Windhoek

In January Windhoek generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (86°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C (63°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Windhoek
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C / 86°F 
16°C / 61°F 
285 hours 
41mm / 1.6inch 
8 days 
30°C / 86°F 
17°C / 63°F 
288 hours 
77mm / 3inch 
11 days 
29°C / 84°F 
17°C / 62°F 
252 hours 
80mm / 3.1inch 
11 days 
Climate in Windhoek

Average weather in Walvis Bay

In January Walvis Bay generally has pleasant temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 20°C (68°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C (60°F) and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Walvis Bay
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
19°C / 67°F 
14°C / 58°F 
216 hours 
0.3mm / 0inch 
1 days 
20°C / 68°F 
15°C / 60°F 
235 hours 
2mm / 0.1inch 
1 day 
21°C / 69°F 
16°C / 60°F 
190 hours 
3mm / 0.1inch 
1 day 
Climate in Walvis Bay

Average weather in Okaukuejo

In January Okaukuejo generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 34°C (94°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 18°C (65°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Okaukuejo
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
35°C / 94°F 
19°C / 66°F 
81mm / 3.2inch 
34°C / 94°F 
18°C / 65°F 
131mm / 5.2inch 
34°C / 93°F 
20°C / 67°F 
76mm / 3inch 
Climate in Okaukuejo

Average weather in Omaruru

In January Omaruru generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 32°C (90°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C (63°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Omaruru
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Weather conditions Weather
34°C / 93°F 
16°C / 61°F 
290 hours 
58mm / 2.3inch 
32°C / 90°F 
17°C / 63°F 
263 hours 
99mm / 3.9inch 
30°C / 86°F 
17°C / 63°F 
255 hours 
121mm / 4.8inch 
Climate in Omaruru

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Namibia.

Is January the best time to go to Namibia?

In our opinion January is one of the best times to visit Namibia with commonly perfect weather in Swakopmund.

On average the best time to visit Namibia is in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, November and December with generally perfect weather in Swakopmund. The worst months are August, September and October that can have pleasant weather conditions.

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