The climate in Port Elizabeth during January can be summarized as warm, humid and reasonably dry.
January is in the summer in Port Elizabeth and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 26°C (79°F), whilst at night 18°C (64°F) is normal.
|Daytime temperature||26.3°C 79.3°F|
|Nightly temperature||17.6°C 63.6°F|
|Average temperature||21.9°C 71.4°F|
|Daily sunshine||9.1 hrs|
|Avg rainfall||36 mm 1.4 ins|
|Rainy days||8 days|
|Sea temperature||23.1°C 73.5°F|
|Windspeed||19.8kph 12 mph|
On average January is the 2nd driest month of the year in Port Elizabeth with around 36mm 1.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 8 days, although this may vary considerably.
On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.1 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 Port Elizabeth in January 2023.
Best places to visit in January
|Hottest month:||January||26°C 78.8°F|
|Driest month:||December||34mm 1.3ins|
|Coldest month:||July||20.1°C 68.2°F|
|Wettest month:||August||58mm 2.3ins|