Temperatures in South Africa in January

South Africa in January has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from pleasant in Port Nolloth with 20°C (69°F) to very high temperatures in Upington with 36°C (96°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 20°C (68°F) in Upington and 13°C (55°F) in Port Nolloth. January is a summer month in South Africa.

What is the temperature for the different cities in South Africa in January

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

Legend very warm warm pleasant moderate cold very cold
Very warm means maximum temperatures above 30ºC (86ºF). Warm: 22ºC (72ºF) to 30ºC (86ºF). Pleasant: 18ºC (64ºF) to 22ºC (72ºF) Moderate: 12ºC (54ºF) to 18ºC (64ºF). Cold: 2ºC (36ºF) to 12ºC (54ºF). Very cold: lower than 2ºC (36ºF)

  • What is the warmest city in January in South Africa?
  • Upington tops the warmest city list in our database with average maximum daytime temperatures around 36°C (96°F) and minimum nighttime temperature around 20°C (68°F).

  • What is the coldest city in January in South Africa?
  • The coldest city in January in South Africa is Port Nolloth when we check our database. The maximum daytime temperatures are around 20°C (69°F) and minimum nighttime temperatures fall around 13°C (55°F).

  • How much sun does South Africa get in January?
  • January is generally a sunny month with an average of 338 hours of sunshine in Cape Town during the whole month.

  • How warm is the water in January?
  • The water temperature averages approximately 23°C (73°F) in East London this month, an ideal temperature for swimming and cooling off.

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