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

This month is known as a warm month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Durban in January lies at 28.0°C (82.4°F). The average minimum temperature is 21.1°C (69.98°F) (usually the minimum temperature is noted at night).

The amount of rain during this month is high with an average of 130mm (5.1 inchec). This makes it the wettest month of the year. There are generally around 15 rainy days. The sun will occasionally show itself with 183 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


So what to wear in January? Visitors traveling to Durban should plan on bringing a totally waterproof coat since it will often be raining. However, also bring your summer cloths because it can be very warm or even hot.

No idea where to travel to this year? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.

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

Where to go in South Africa in January

Find out more about the weather in South Africa in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

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)

Mon   Feb 06
31°C | 21°C
E 18 km/h
0.1 mm
almost clear and no rain

almost clear and no rain

Tue   Feb 07
32°C | 21°C
NE 25 km/h
6.3 mm
almost clear and no rain

almost clear and no rain

Wed   Feb 08
30°C | 22°C
S 36 km/h
6.3 mm
broken clouds and showers

broken clouds and showers

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