Weather in Western Cape, South Africa in January

So you're interested in going to Western Cape, South Africa in January

January is a hot and dry time for sunbathing in Western Cape. January is a good month for swimming in Western Cape with warm sea temperatures. Consider visiting Western Cape in the months of January, February, March, December, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for January.

Temperature in Western Cape in January

The average maximum temperature in Western Cape in January is 26°. The average maximum temperature is 25° in the previous month and 26° in the next month.

The average temperature in Western Cape in January is 22°. The average temperature ranges is 20° in the previous month and 22° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Western Cape in January is 17°. The minimum temperature is 16° in the previous month and 17° in the next month.

Sunshine in Western Cape in January

The average day light hours per day in Western Cape in January are 14.2 and there are 10.5 hours of sunshine per day on average during January making it a very sunny and pleasant month with long bright days.

The ultraviolet index in Western Cape in January is typically 14 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 Western Cape in January

The average sea water temperature in Western Cape in January is 20.4° which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in Western Cape in January

The average total rainfall in Western Cape in January is 1.4cm and on average there are 6.3 rainy days in January making it a dry time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Western Cape in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Western Cape in January is 17° which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some. The dew point is 16° in the previous month and 18° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Western Cape in January is typically 88.4%. The maximum relative humidity is 87.1% in the previous month and 90.3% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Western Cape in January is typically 70.3%. The average relative humidity is 68.7% in the previous month and 72% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Western Cape in January

The average maximum wind speed in Western Cape in January is typically 34kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 34kmh in the previous month and 32kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Western Cape in January is typically 19kmh. The average wind speed is 19kmh in the previous month and 18kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Western Cape in January is from the South-Southwest.