Weather in Durban, South Africa in January

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January is a hot and rainy time for sunbathing in Durban. January is an excellent month for swimming in Durban with very warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting Durban in the months of January, February, March, April, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for January.

Temperature in Durban in January

The average maximum temperature in Durban in January is 28°. The average maximum temperature is 27° in the previous month and 28° in the next month.

The average temperature in Durban in January is 25°. The average temperature ranges is 23° in the previous month and 25° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Durban in January is 22°. The minimum temperature is 20° in the previous month and 22° in the next month.

Sunshine in Durban in January

The average day light hours per day in Durban in January are 13.8 and there are 8.2 hours of sunshine per day on average during January making it a sunny month with few clouds.

The ultraviolet index in Durban in January is typically 14.8 during January. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Durban in January

The average sea water temperature in Durban in January is 26.1° which is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.

Rainfall in Durban in January

The average total rainfall in Durban in January is 28.4cm and on average there are 15.5 rainy days in January making it a wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Durban in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Durban in January is 22° which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan. The dew point is 21° in the previous month and 22° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Durban in January is typically 88.2%. The maximum relative humidity is 87% in the previous month and 87.5% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Durban in January is typically 75.1%. The average relative humidity is 74.2% in the previous month and 72.9% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Durban in January

The average maximum wind speed in Durban in January is typically 24kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 24kmh in the previous month and 22kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Durban in January is typically 12kmh. The average wind speed is 12kmh in the previous month and 10kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Durban in January is from the South West.

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