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Western Cape weather in January

Planning a journey to Western Cape this January and curious over the weather conditions to await? Your essential details are found on this page, answering your query:

What is the weather like in Western Cape in January?

Western Cape is a region in South Africa. Western Cape has a wide variety of climate types. During January, you can expect temperatures that range from pleasant to very warm and precipitation levels ranging from low to moderate.

During the day the temperature is pleasant in Paternoster at 21°C and very warm in Piketberg at 33°C. As night falls, temperatures generally drop to 17°C in Piketberg and 17°C in Paternoster.

In January, precipitation varies across different areas. From low rainfall in Strandfontein with an average of 7.3 mm to moderate rainfall in Natureʼs Valley with 57 mm. Meanwhile, Cape Town enjoys approximately 338 hours of sunshine, offering a mostly sunny climate that adds a pleasant and vibrant feel to the month.

To learn more about the conditions in specific areas of Western Cape in January, check out the map below. For more details on the yearly weather, visit our Western Cape climate page.

Where to go in Western Cape in January

Find more information for the most popular destinations in the Western Cape on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailes.

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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

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

Cape Town

In January Cape Town generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 25°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 18°C and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Cape Town
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24°C 
16°C 
334 hours 
22 mm 
6 days 
25°C 
18°C 
338 hours 
20 mm 
5 days 
25°C 
18°C 
297 hours 
19 mm 
4 days 
Climate in Cape Town

Knysna

In January Knysna generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 18°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Knysna
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23°C 
17°C 
345 hours 
51 mm 
11 days 
24°C 
18°C 
320 hours 
52 mm 
10 days 
24°C 
18°C 
300 hours 
50 mm 
10 days 
Climate in Knysna

Stellenbosch

In January Stellenbosch generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Stellenbosch
minimum temparatureMax temperature minimum temparatureMax temp
maximum temparatureMin temperature maximum temparatureMin temp
sun hoursMonthly sun hours sun hoursSun hours
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26°C 
15°C 
334 hours 
28 mm 
6 days 
28°C 
17°C 
338 hours 
25 mm 
5 days 
28°C 
17°C 
297 hours 
23 mm 
4 days 
Climate in Stellenbosch

Hermanus

In January Hermanus generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 18°C and low monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Hermanus
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23°C 
17°C 
30 mm 
6 days 
24°C 
18°C 
28 mm 
6 days 
25°C 
18°C 
30 mm 
6 days 
Climate in Hermanus

Plettenberg Bay

In January Plettenberg Bay generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C, minimum nighttime temperatures around 18°C and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Plettenberg Bay
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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23°C 
17°C 
345 hours 
51 mm 
10 days 
24°C 
18°C 
320 hours 
51 mm 
10 days 
24°C 
18°C 
300 hours 
50 mm 
10 days 
Climate in Plettenberg Bay

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Is January the best time to visit Western Cape?

We believe that January is one of the best times to visit Western Cape with overall perfect weather in Cape Town.

On average, the best time to visit Western Cape is in January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December with generally perfect weather in Cape Town. On the other hand, the month of July tends to have unpleasant weather conditions.

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