Durban Weather in January

What's the weather like in Durban (KwaZulu-Natal) in January 2024?

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.

Durban weather averages (imperial / metric)
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
Humidity 80%
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.

January temperatures in Durban

Durban average temperature in January

January rainfall

Durban average rain in January

January hourly sunshine

Durban 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 Durban in January 2024.

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Durban weather stats

Durban weather statistics
Hottest month: February 27.3°C 81.1°F
Driest month: June 27mm 1.1ins
Sunniest month: June 8.1hrs
Coldest month: July 22°C 71.6°F
Wettest month: January 140mm 5.5ins
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