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Temperature in South Africa in January

January in South Africa has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from pleasant in Paternoster with 21°C to very high temperatures in Keimoes with 37°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 22°C in Keimoes and 17°C in Paternoster.

What is the temperature of the different cities in South Africa in January?

Curious about the January temperatures in the prime spots of South Africa? Navigate the map below and tap on a destination dot for more detailed stats.

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Very warm means maximum temperatures above 30°C. Warm: 22°C to 30°C. Pleasant: 18°C to 22°C Moderate: 12°C to 18°C. Cold: 2°C to 12°C. Very cold: lower than 2°C

  • What is the warmest city in January in South Africa?
  • Based on our systematic data collection, Keimoes has been identified as the city with the highest average temperatures. The daytime temperature usually hovers around 37°C, while at night is goes down to an approximate temperature of 22°C."

  • What is the coldest city in January in South Africa?
  • According to our data, Paternoster holds the title for the coldest city in South Africa in January. It experiences maximum temperatures of approximately 21°C and drops to lows of about 17°C during the night.

  • How much sun does South Africa get in January?
  • The city Cape Town usually sees around 338 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

  • What is the water's temperature in January?
  • The water temperature averages approximately 23°C in East London this month, a rehreshing temperature for swimming and cooling off.

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