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Sudan weather in January

Thinking about venturing to Sudan this January and curious about the weather conditions to expect? This page holds all the key information you seek, responding to your question:

What is the weather like in Sudan in January?

Sudan has a wide variety of climate types. During January, you can expect temperatures that range from warm to very warm and almost no precipitation.

Based on our climate data spanning from 1990-2020, the average maximum temperature is warm in Wadi Halfa at 24°C to very warm in Juba at 37°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 24°C in Juba and 11°C in Wadi Halfa. The temperatures mentioned for daytime and nighttime are general averages. However there can be days that surpass these temperatures. So equip yourself with clothing that can handle the potential heat.

In January, precipitation varies across different areas. From almost no rainfall in Damazine with an average of 0 mm to almost no rainfall in Juba with 4.6 mm. Looking at the climate data spanning the last 30 years, this month usually has the lowest rainfall in Damazine, marking it as the year's driest month. The days are mostly sunny, with an average total of around 304 hours of sunshine in Damazine. The sunlight during this month doesn't just make the days brighter, it also seems to make everyone a bit more cheerful.

For a closer look at January's conditions in Sudan, see the map below. For a more detailed look at Sudan's yearly weather, check out our Sudan climate page.

Where to go in Sudan in January

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

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

Popular destinations in Sudan

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

Average weather in Damazine

In January Damazine generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 36°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 21°C and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Damazine
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
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sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
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37°C 
22°C 
295 hours 
0.1 mm 
0 days 
36°C 
21°C 
304 hours 
0 mm 
0 days 
38°C 
23°C 
280 hours 
0 mm 
0 days 
Climate in Damazine

Average weather in Geneina

In January Geneina generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Geneina
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
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31°C 
15°C 
319 hours 
0 mm 
0 days 
31°C 
14°C 
310 hours 
0.1 mm 
0 days 
34°C 
17°C 
286 hours 
0.1 mm 
0 days 
Climate in Geneina

Average weather in Juba

In January Juba generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 37°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Juba
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
36°C 
24°C 
260 hours 
11 mm 
2 days 
37°C 
24°C 
279 hours 
4.6 mm 
2 days 
39°C 
26°C 
235 hours 
7.9 mm 
3 days 
Climate in Juba

Average weather in Malakal

In January Malakal generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 37°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are unpleasant that month.

Malakal
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
rain daysMonthly rainy days rain daysRainy days
conditionsWeather conditions conditionsWeather
37°C 
23°C 
298 hours 
0.4 mm 
0 days 
37°C 
23°C 
295 hours 
0.2 mm 
0 days 
39°C 
25°C 
263 hours 
0.1 mm 
0 days 
Climate in Malakal

Average weather in Wadi Halfa

In January Wadi Halfa generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 11°C and almost no monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Wadi Halfa
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
precipitationMonthly rainfall precipitationRainfall
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25°C 
13°C 
295 hours 
0 mm 
0 days 
24°C 
11°C 
304 hours 
0.3 mm 
0 days 
26°C 
13°C 
277 hours 
0.2 mm 
0 days 
Climate in Wadi Halfa

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

Is January the best time to visit Sudan?

In our opinion, January may not be the ideal time to visit Sudan due to the typically unpleasant weather in Damazine.

On average, the best time to visit Sudan is in August and September with generally tolerable weather in Damazine. On the other hand, the months of May and June tend to have poor weather conditions.

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