Precipitation in South Africa in January

In South Africa in January precipitation ranges from almost non in Port Nolloth with 2mm (0.1inch) rainfall to high in Pietermaritzburg with 158mm (6.2inch) rainfall. January is a summer month in South Africa. It is the driest month of the year.

Where and how much does it rain in South Africa in January

Find the average total precipitation in January for the most popular destinations in South Africa on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend heavy rainfall high moderate low almost non
Heavy rainfall has been defined as more than 160 mm (6.3inch) precipitation. High: 90mm (3.5inch) - 160 mm (6.3inch). Moderate: 30mm (1.2inch) - 90mm (3.5inch. Low: 5mm (0.2inch) - 30mm (1.2inch).

  • How much does it rain in South Africa in January?
  • In general in January rainfall is very high in Cape Town, falling frequently during the month. So the weather can be unpredictable from moment to moment. Most rain in South Africa in January falls in Pietermaritzburg with an average of 158mm (6.2inch). The least amount of rain in January falls in Port Nolloth with an average of 2mm (0.1inch). This is the driest month of the year.

  • What is the wettest city in January in South Africa?
  • The wettest location is Pietermaritzburg with an average precipitation of 158mm (6.2inch) according to our data.

  • What is the driest city in January in South Africa?
  • According to our data the driest location is Port Nolloth with an average precipitation of 2mm (0.1inch).

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