Cape Town Weather in January

What's the weather like in Cape Town (Western Cape) in January 2022?

The climate in Cape Town during January can be summarized as warm and reasonably dry.

January is in the summer in Cape Town and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 25°C (77°F), whilst at night 15°C (59°F) is normal.

Cape Town weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 24.7°C 76.5°F
Nightly temperature 14.9°C 58.8°F
Average temperature 19.8°C 67.6°F
Daily sunshine 11.6 hrs
Avg rainfall 32 mm 1.3 ins
Rainy days 5 days
Sea temperature 19.3°C 66.8°F
Humidity 71%
Windspeed 22kph 14 mph

On average January is the 2nd driest month of the year in Cape Town with around 32mm 1.3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 5 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 11.6 hours of sunshine per day.

January temperatures in Cape Town

Cape Town average temperature in January

January rainfall

Cape Town average rain in January

January hourly sunshine

Cape Town average rain in January

The data used in these monthly averages covers a period of over 100 years right up until last year. As such they are a valid prediction of what to expect for the weather in Cape Town in January 2022.

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Cape Town weather stats

Cape Town weather statistics
Hottest month: February 24.8°C 76.6°F
Driest month: February 31mm 1.2ins
Sunniest month: February 11hrs
Coldest month: July 16.2°C 61.2°F
Wettest month: June 189mm 7.4ins
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