The climate in Lusaka during January can be summarized as warm, humid and very wet.
January is in the summer in Lusaka and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 27°C (80°F), whilst at night 17°C (63°F) is normal.
|Daytime temperature||26.5°C 79.6°F|
|Nightly temperature||17.2°C 62.9°F|
|Average temperature||21.8°C 71.2°F|
|Daily sunshine||5.9 hrs|
|Avg rainfall||216 mm 8.5 ins|
|Rainy days||17 days|
|Sea temperature||26.7°C 80°F|
|Windspeed||5.4kph 3 mph|
On average January is the wettest month of the year in Lusaka with around 216mm 8.5 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.
On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.9 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 Lusaka in January 2023.
Best places to visit in January
|Hottest month:||October||30.5°C 86.9°F|
|Driest month:||July||0mm 0ins|
|Coldest month:||July||22.8°C 73°F|
|Wettest month:||January||216mm 8.5ins|