The climate in Durban during January can be summarized as hot, humid and wet.
January is in the summer in Durban and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 27°C (81°F), whilst at night 20°C (68°F) is normal.
|Daytime temperature||27.3°C 81.1°F|
|Nightly temperature||20.2°C 68.3°F|
|Average temperature||23.7°C 74.7°F|
|Daily sunshine||6.9 hrs|
|Avg rainfall||140 mm 5.5 ins|
|Rainy days||15 days|
|Sea temperature||26.1°C 78.9°F|
|Windspeed||14.6kph 9 mph|
On average January is the wettest month of the year in Durban with around 140mm 5.5 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.
On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.9 hours of sunshine per day.
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 Durban in January 2023.
|Hottest month:||February||27.3°C 81.1°F|
|Driest month:||June||27mm 1.1ins|
|Coldest month:||July||22°C 71.6°F|
|Wettest month:||January||140mm 5.5ins|