Average weather in January in Durban (KwaZulu-Natal), South Africa

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Durban in January is 21.1°C (69.98°F). The amount of rain in January is high with an average of 130mm (5.1in). This makes it the wettest month of the year. It rains on average a total of 15 days. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 28.0°C (82.4°F). The sun will occasionally show itself with 183 hours of sunshine during the whole month.


So what to wear in January? Visitors traveling to Durban should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will often be raining. Also bring your shorts or a skirt because it can be very warm or even hot.

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For other monthly average weather and what to do in January look at the numbers below.

Monthly Averages in January

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature 21 °C
Max Temperature 28 °C
Chance of Rain 51%
Precipitation 130mm
Rainy Days 15
Sunshine Hours 183

Where to stay in Durban

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What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.

Swimming
7/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
6/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

Weather Forecasts for Durban (KwaZulu-Natal)

WED Jun 29
20°C | 13°C
Sunny

Sunny

THU Jun 30
20°C | 13°C
Sunny

Sunny

FRI Jul 01
20°C | 14°C
Sunny

Sunny

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