January weather forecast and climate
Dekar, Botswana

Weather in January

January, like December, is another tropical summer month in Dekar, Botswana, with average temperature ranging between min 22.2°C (72°F) and max 31.4°C (88.5°F).

Temperature

In Dekar, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in December - a still hot 31.4°C (88.5°F). The average low-temperature, in January, is 22.2°C (72°F).

Heat index

In January, the average heat index is estimated at a hot 33.3°C (91.9°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'apparent temperature', 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', or 'feels like', is an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. Additional factors like pregnancy, clothing, metabolic differences, and activity influence one's weather impression. Bear in mind that direct sunshine exposure increases weather impact, and may raise heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are particularly important for children. Children are often less aware of the need to rest and re-hydrate. Thirst is a late sign of dehydration - it is vital to remain hydrated, particularly during prolonged physical activities.

Humidity

The average relative humidity is 50%.

Rainfall

January is the month with the most rainfall in Dekar, Botswana. Rain falls for 18 days and accumulates 79mm (3.11") of precipitation.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day is 13.3h.

Sunshine

The average sunshine in Dekar, Botswana, is 10h.

UV index

January, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Dekar, Botswana. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high threat to health from unprotected exposure to the Sun's UV rays for average individuals.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 7 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and utilize sun safety practices. Protection against the skin and eye damage is required. The Sun's UV radiation is most powerful between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. To the extent possible, limit exposure to the direct sun during these hours. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun.
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FAQ

What is the temperature in January in Dekar?

In January, in Dekar, Botswana, the average high-temperature is 31.4°C (88.5°F), and the average low-temperature is 22.2°C (72°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'apparent temperature'), that combines relative humidity and air temperature, in January is calculated to 33.3°C (91.9°F).

What is the average humidity in January in Dekar?

The average relative humidity in January is 50%.

How many days does it rain in January in Dekar?

In Dekar, Botswana, in January, it is raining for 18 days, with typically 79mm (3.11") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the rainiest month in Dekar?

January is the month with the most rainfall in Dekar, Botswana. Rain falls for 18 days and accumulates 79mm (3.11") of precipitation.

How many hours of daylight does Dekar have in January?

In January, the average length of the day is 13.3h.

How many hours of sunshine does Dekar have in January?

The average sunshine in January in Dekar is 10h.

When is the highest UV index in Dekar?

January, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 7, are months with the highest UV index in Dekar, Botswana.

What is the UV index reading in January in Dekar?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Dekar, Botswana, is 7. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from unprotected exposure to the UV radiation.

Average temperature in January
Dekar, Botswana

Average temperature in January - Dekar, Botswana
  • Average high temperature in January: 31.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (34.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (23.1°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 22.2°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is December (23.1°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (8.8°C).

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Average pressure in January
Dekar, Botswana

Average pressure in January - Dekar, Botswana
  • Average pressure in January: 1009.5mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1022.1mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is January (1009.5mbar).

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Average wind speed in January
Dekar, Botswana

Average wind speed in January - Dekar, Botswana
  • Average wind speed in January: 11km/h

The windiest months (with the highest average wind speed) are September and October (12.8km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is March (9.9km/h).

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Average humidity in January
Dekar, Botswana

Average humidity in January - Dekar, Botswana
  • Average humidity in January: 50%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (55%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is September (21%).

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Average rainfall in January
Dekar, Botswana

Average rainfall in January - Dekar, Botswana
  • Average rainfall in January: 79mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (79mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is August (0mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Dekar, Botswana

Average rainfall days in January - Dekar, Botswana
  • Average rainfall days in January: 18 days

Months with the highest number of rainy days are January and December (18 days).
The month with the least rainy days is August (0 days).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Dekar, Botswana

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Dekar, Botswana
  • Average daylight in January: 13.3h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13.4h).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 10.8h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 10h

The month with the most sunshine is November (Average sunshine: 11.9h).
The month with the least sunshine is June (Average sunshine: 8.1h).

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Average sunshine days in January
Dekar, Botswana

Average sunshine days in January - Dekar, Botswana
  • Average sunshine days in January: 10.3 days

The month with the most sunshine days is August (30.9 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is December (9 days).

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Average UV index in January
Dekar, Botswana

Average UV index in January - Dekar, Botswana
  • Average UV index in January: 7

Months with the highest UV index are January, October, November and December (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are May, June and July (UV index 5).

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Average cloud cover in January
Dekar, Botswana

Average cloud cover in January - Dekar, Botswana
  • Average cloud cover in January: 24

Months with the most cloud cover are January and February (Cloud cover 24).
The month with the least cloud cover is August (Cloud cover 1).

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Average visibility in January
Dekar, Botswana

Average visibility in January - Dekar, Botswana
  • Average visibility in January: 10km

Months with the highest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).
Months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December (10km).

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