Wilderness weather in January (Western Cape, South Africa)

Curious about the January weather in Wilderness? Here's what the weather might have in store during this month.

In Wilderness, January is characterized by high temperatures and moderate rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 24°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 17°C.

Wilderness in January usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 55 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 10 days of the month will see rainfall.

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 234 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.

If you're a fan of comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, January is a great time to visit. January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December generally stand out with the best circumstances. While June, July, August and September tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Wilderness climate page with graphs.

 

Wilderness, monthly averages in January

Min Temperature 17°C  
Max Temperature 24°C  
Chance of Rain 32%  
Precipitation 55 mm  
Rainy days 10 days  
Humidity 78% *  
Sunshine 234 hours *  
Percentage Sunshine *  
* Data from: George, South Africa (14 KM, 8 Miles).

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.

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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).

So, what should you wear in Wilderness in January?

For visitors traveling to Wilderness, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes.

What To Do

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

Swimming
10/10
Cycling
10/10
Walking
10/10
Barbeque
9/10
Camping
8/10
Outdoor sports
10/10

Interested in more climate information?

Weather and Climate provides you with all the information you need about the climate in Wilderness.

Our site offers climate and forecast data for every country in the world. Are you going to South Africa? On this website you can find historical weather averages for many cities in South Africa. Not sure yet where to go? We now have a tool which recommends destinations that suit your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.