South Africa temperatures in January

South Africa in January has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from high in Agulhas with 24°C (74°F) to very high temperatures in Keimoes with 36°C (96°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 20°C (68°F) in Keimoes and 19°C (67°F) in Agulhas. January is a summer month in South Africa.

What is the temperature of 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.

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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?
  • Keimoes tops the warmest city list in our database with average maximum daytime temperatures around 36°C (96°F) and a minimum nighttime temperature of around 20°C (68°F).

  • What is the coldest city in January in South Africa?
  • The coldest city in January in South Africa is Agulhas when we check our database. The maximum daytime temperatures are around 24°C (74°F) and minimum nighttime temperatures fall around 19°C (67°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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