Blantyre
Malawi
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Blantyre, Malawi

January, like December, in Blantyre, Malawi, is a moderately hot summer month, with average temperature varying between 20.1°C (68.2°F) and 28.4°C (83.1°F).

Temperature

In Blantyre, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in December - a still warm 28.4°C (83.1°F). In January, in Blantyre, Malawi, the average low-temperature is 20.1°C (68.2°F).

Heat index

The average heat index is evaluated at a tropical 32.9°C (91.2°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Take into consideration that the heat index values are calculated for shade and light wind conditions. With the exposure to direct sunlight, the heat index may be increased by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'feels like', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'real feel', is a measure that combines both air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in January is 79%.

Rainfall

January is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 16 days and accumulates 198mm (7.8") of precipitation.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day in Blantyre is 12.9h.

Sunshine

Months with the least sunshine are January and December, with an average of 6.4h of sunshine.

UV index

January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Blantyre. A UV Index value of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health hazard from unsafe exposure to the UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Practice all-important precautions. Light skin people may get burned in less than 5 minutes. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. 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. Prolonged stay under the direct sun should be avoided as much as possible, especially if a person burns easily. Sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should always be used.

What is the temperature in January in Blantyre?

In January, in Blantyre, Malawi, the average high-temperature is 28.4°C (83.1°F), and the average low-temperature is 20.1°C (68.2°F).

What is the average humidity in January in Blantyre?

In January, the average relative humidity in Blantyre is 79%.

How many days does it rain in January in Blantyre?

In January, in Blantyre, Malawi, the rain falls for 16 days. Throughout January, 198mm (7.8") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the rainiest month in Blantyre?

The month with the most rainfall in Blantyre, Malawi, is January when the rain falls for 16 days and typically aggregates up to 198mm (7.8") of precipitation.

What is the average length of the day in January in Blantyre?

The average length of the day in January in Blantyre, Malawi, is 12.9h.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Blantyre?

Months with the least sunshine are January and December, with an average of 6.4h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Blantyre have in January?

In Blantyre, Malawi, the average sunshine in January is 6.4h.

What are the months with the highest UV index in Blantyre?

Months with the highest UV index are January through March, October through December, with an average maximum UV index of 12.

How high is the UV index in January in Blantyre?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health threat from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation.
Average temperature in January - Blantyre, Malawi
  • Average high temperature in January: 28.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (31.3°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (23.9°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 20.1°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is November (20.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (13.3°C).

Average humidity in January - Blantyre, Malawi
  • Average humidity in January: 79%

The month with the highest relative humidity is February (80%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is August (50%).

Average rainfall in January - Blantyre, Malawi
  • Average rainfall in January: 198mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (198mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is August (1.2mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Blantyre, Malawi
  • Average rainfall days in January: 16 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (16 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is August (1 days).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Blantyre, Malawi
  • Average daylight in January: 12.9h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13.1h).
The month with shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11.2h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 6.4h

The month with most sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 9h).
Months with least sunshine are January and December (Average sunshine: 6.4).

Average UV index in January - Blantyre, Malawi
  • Average UV index in January: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, March, October, November and December (UV index 12).
The month with the lowest UV index is June (UV index 7).