Richards Bay Weather in January

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

The climate in Richards Bay during January can be summarized as hot, humid and wet.

January is in the summer in Richards Bay and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a steamy 29°C (85°F), whilst at night 21°C (70°F) is normal.

Richards Bay weather averages (imperial / metric)
Daytime temperature 29.4°C 84.9°F
Nightly temperature 21.2°C 70.2°F
Average temperature 25.3°C 77.5°F
Daily sunshine 8.5 hrs
Avg rainfall 164 mm 6.5 ins
Rainy days 12 days
Sea temperature 26.5°C 79.7°F
Humidity 80%
Windspeed 18.7kph 12 mph

On average January is the wettest month of the year in Richards Bay with around 164mm 6.5 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.5 hours of sunshine per day.

January temperatures in Richards Bay

Richards Bay average temperature in January

January rainfall

Richards Bay average rain in January

January hourly sunshine

Richards Bay 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 Richards Bay in January 2024.

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Richards Bay weather stats

Richards Bay weather statistics
Hottest month: January 29.2°C 84.6°F
Driest month: June 56mm 2.2ins
Sunniest month: July 8.5hrs
Coldest month: June 23°C 73.4°F
Wettest month: January 164mm 6.5ins
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