January weather forecast
Zomba, Malawi

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Weather in January

The beginning of the year in Zomba, Malawi ushers in a warm period with an average high temperature reaching 28.4°C (83.1°F). January is also distinguished by substantial rainfall, turning the landscape into a lush green canvas. Despite the rain, the month also offers generous hours of daylight implying a balance between wet and sunny conditions. Compared to February, January exhibits slightly higher temperatures and slightly higher rainfall, both of which taper down in the subsequent month. On the downside, high relative humidity can cause the weather to feel warmer than it is.

Temperature

Zomba experiences a transition to a warm 28.4°C (83.1°F) in average high-temperatures with the arrival of January, not greatly differing from December's 30.5°C (86.9°F). Throughout the month of January, Zomba witnesses an average low-temperature of 19.8°C (67.6°F).

Heat index

January's mean heat index is appraised at a tropical 34°C (93.2°F). Take more safety measures, heat exhaustion and heat cramps are potential outcomes. Persistent activity might lead to heatstroke.
Remember that heat index calculations are made for conditions in the shade with light wind. Facing direct sunlight may hike up the heat index by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel' or 'feels like', is a composite of temperature and humidity figures to convey how warm it feels. Elements such as metabolic variations, pregnancy, and physical exertion can influence one's weather perception. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact and may raise the heat index by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values remain especially vital for babies and toddlers. Youngsters typically face more danger than adults since they sweat less. Their larger skin surface compared to their small bodies and heightened heat production from their activities augment their vulnerability.

Humidity

In Zomba, the average relative humidity in January is 83%.

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall is January, when the rain falls for 27.4 days and typically aggregates up to 283mm (11.14") of precipitation.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day in Zomba, Malawi, is 12h and 55min.
On the first day of January, sunrise is at 05:11 and sunset at 18:12. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:28 and sunset at 18:15 CAT.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine in Zomba, Malawi, is 8.7h.

UV index

In Zomba, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 6. A UV Index value of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health risk from exposure to the Sun's UV rays for the average person.
Note: A maximum high daily UV index of 6 during January translates into the following directions:
Persist with precautions and heed sun safety advice. Prevention of sunburn is compulsory. Avoid direct exposure to the Sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., the peak period for UV radiation, noting that objects like parasols or canopies might not offer complete sun protection. Consider a wide-brim hat essential for effective sun defense covering your face, neck, and eyes.
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Frequently asked questions

Is it hot in Zomba during January?

The high-temperature, in January, in Zomba, is 28.4°C (83.1°F), while the low-temperature averages to 19.8°C (67.6°F). In January, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'felt air temperature', 'real feel'), which combines air temperature and relative humidity, is appraised at 34°C (93.2°F).

What is the average humidity in January in Zomba?

In Zomba, the average relative humidity in January is 83%.

What is the rainiest month in Zomba?

January is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 27.4 days and accumulates 283mm (11.14") of precipitation.

How many days does it rain in January in Zomba?

In Zomba, in January, during 27.4 rainfall days, 283mm (11.14") of precipitation is typically accumulated.

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

In January, the average day length in Zomba is 12h and 55min.

What time are sunrise and sunset in January in Zomba?

In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 05:11 and sunset at 18:12. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:28 and sunset at 18:15 CAT.

How long on average sun shines in January in Zomba?

The average sunshine duration in January in Zomba, Malawi, is 8.7h.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Zomba?

The average daily maximum UV index in January is 6. A UV Index reading of 6 to 7 represents a high health vulnerability from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
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Average temperature in January
Zomba, Malawi

Average temperature in January - Zomba, Malawi
  • Average high temperature in January: 28.4°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (32.4°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (24.3°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 19.8°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is November (21.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is June (13.1°C).

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Average pressure in January
Zomba, Malawi

Average pressure in January - Zomba, Malawi
  • Average pressure in January: 1010.8mbar

The month with the highest atmospheric pressure is July (1021.3mbar).
The month with the lowest atmospheric pressure is January (1010.8mbar).

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Average wind speed in January
Zomba, Malawi

Average wind speed in January - Zomba, Malawi
  • Average wind speed in January: 5.2km/h

The windiest month (with the highest average wind speed) is October (7.7km/h).
The calmest month (with the lowest average wind speed) is February (4.9km/h).

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Average humidity in January
Zomba, Malawi

Average humidity in January - Zomba, Malawi
  • Average humidity in January: 83%

The months with the highest relative humidity are February and March (84%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is September (44%).

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Average rainfall in January
Zomba, Malawi

Average rainfall in January - Zomba, Malawi
  • Average rainfall in January: 283mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (283mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are August and September (3mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Zomba, Malawi

Average rainfall days in January - Zomba, Malawi
  • Average rainfall days in January: 27.4 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (27.4 days).
The month with the least rainy days is September (3.4 days).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Zomba, Malawi

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Zomba, Malawi
  • Average daylight in January: 12h and 5min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13h and 0min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 11h and 12min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 8h and 4min

The month with the most sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 9h and 42min).
The month with the least sunshine is July (Average sunshine: 6h and 48min).

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Average sunshine days in January
Zomba, Malawi

Average sunshine days in January - Zomba, Malawi
  • Average sunshine days in January: 2 days

The month with the most sunshine days is September (25.5 days).
The month with the least sunshine days is January (2 days).

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Average UV index in January
Zomba, Malawi

Average UV index in January - Zomba, Malawi
  • Average UV index in January: 6

The months with the highest UV index are September and October (UV index 7).
The months with the lowest UV index are May, June and July (UV index 5).

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Average cloud cover in January
Zomba, Malawi

Average cloud cover in January - Zomba, Malawi
  • Average cloud cover in January: 54

The months with the most cloud cover are January and February (Cloud cover 54).
The month with the least cloud cover is September (Cloud cover 14).

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Average visibility in January
Zomba, Malawi

Average visibility in January - Zomba, Malawi
  • Average visibility in January: 7km

The months with the highest visibility are August, September, October and November (10km).
The months with the lowest visibility are January, February, March and April (7km).

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