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Visiting False Bay, Cape Town, South Africa in January

January is one of the best months to visit False Bay for the best beach weather. It has the most sunshine and best sunbathing and swimming conditions of the year.

January has average maximum temperatures of 27°C (80°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 71% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.1hrs making the days very long and bright. January has total rainfall of 1.7cm (0.7inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between. Sea temperatures are a cool 20°C (67°F). January is a slightly chilly month for swimming in False Bay.

Also consider visiting False Bay in one of the other best months of February, March, December, for the best beach weather.

January in False Bay, Cape Town is warm and sunny, with clear skies and a gentle breeze. This is peak summer season, which makes it an ideal time for sunbathing, swimming, and beach activities. Snorkeling, diving, and surfing are popular due to the calm waters and good visibility. Windsurfing and kitesurfing are also recommended as the wind conditions are favorable. Also consider one of our other suggestions for January.

Can you sunbathe in False Bay in January?

Yes, January is a great time for sunbathing in False Bay.

January has average maximum temperatures of 27°C (80°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 71% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.1hrs making the days very long and bright. January has total rainfall of 1.7cm (0.7inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between.

More about January temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in False Bay in January?

Yes, January is a a slightly chilly month for swimming in False Bay with cool sea temperatures 20°C (67°F).

More about January sea temperatures.

Is January a good time to holiday in False Bay?

Yes, January is a great time for a holiday in False Bay.

January has average maximum temperatures of 27°C (80°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 71% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.1hrs making the days very long and bright. January has total rainfall of 1.7cm (0.7inches) making it extremely dry with very few light showers and most days are rain free. There are just 4.9 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days and rainy days are few and far between. Sea temperatures are a cool 20°C (67°F). January is a slightly chilly month for swimming in False Bay.

More about the January temperatures and sunshine.

Is False Bay warm in January?

Yes, False Bay is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in January.

The average maximum temperature in False Bay in January is 27°C (80°F). The average maximum temperature is 26°C (78°) in the previous month and 27°C (80°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in False Bay in January is 22°C (71°F). The average temperature is 21°C (69°F) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

More info about the January temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is False Bay in January?

The average day light hours per day in False Bay in January are 14.2. The sunshine percentage is 71% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.1hrs making the days very long and bright.

More about January sunshine.

Crowds in False Bay in January

January is peak summer season in Cape Town, with the warmest weather and the longest days. Beaches at False Bay tend to be very crowded during this month, especially on weekends and public holidays like New Year's Day. Many locals and tourists flock to the beach to enjoy the sun and water activities. Expect large crowds and limited parking during this time.

Temperature in False Bay in January

The average maximum temperature in False Bay in January is 27°C (80°F). The average maximum temperature is 26°C (78°F) in the previous month and 27°C (80°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in False Bay in January is 22°C (71°F). The average temperature is 21°C (69°F) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in False Bay in January is 17°C (63°F). The minimum temperature is 16°C (61°F) in the previous month and 17°C (63°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in False Bay in January

During January the average day light hours are 14.2 per day in False Bay. The sunshine percentage is 71% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.1hrs making the days very long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in False Bay in January is typically 14.1 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 False Bay in January

The average sea water temperature in False Bay in January is 19.6°C (67.3°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in False Bay in January

The average total rainfall in False Bay in January is 1.7cm (0.7inches) and on average there are 4.9 rainy days in January making it a very dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in False Bay in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in False Bay in January is 17°C (63°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some. The dew point is 16°C (60°F) in the previous month and 18°C (18°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in False Bay in January is typically 87.2%. The maximum relative humidity is 85.7% in the previous month and 89.3% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in False Bay in January is typically 67.5%. The average relative humidity is 65.6% in the previous month and 69.6% in the next month.

Wind Speed in False Bay in January

The average maximum wind speed in False Bay in January is typically 37KM/H (23MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 38KM/H (23MPH) in the previous month and 36KM/H (22MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in False Bay in January is typically 22KM/H (14MPH). The average wind speed is 22KM/H (13MPH) in the previous month and 21KM/H (13MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in False Bay in January is from the South-Southwest.

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