January weather forecast and climate
Maputo, Mozambique

The beautiful building in Maputo train station in Maputo, Mozambique
The beautiful building in Maputo train station in Maputo, Mozambique
January, the same as December, is another warm summer month in Maputo, Mozambique, with average temperature varying between 29.9°C (85.8°F) and 22.3°C (72.1°F).

Temperature

The warmest month is January, with an average high-temperature of 29.9°C (85.8°F) and an average low-temperature of 22.3°C (72.1°F).

Heat index

In January, the average heat index is evaluated at a tropical 34.6°C (94.3°F). Take special precautions - heat exhaustion and heat cramps are expected. Heatstroke may occur with lengthy activity.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values 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 an index that combines air temperature and relative humidity to determine the human-perceived temperature equivalent. This effect is individual, with diverse people perceiving weather differently for numerous reasons (clothing, metabolic differences, pregnancy), and activity. 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 especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.

Humidity

The average relative humidity in January is 69%.

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall in Maputo is January when the rain falls for 8.1 days and typically aggregates up to 171.1mm (6.74") of precipitation.

Sea temperature

January and February, with an average sea temperature of 27.4°C (81.3°F), are months with the warmest seawater in Maputo.
Note: Water temperature between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) is regarded as very warm and enjoyable by all. With these temperatures, water activities are pleasurable, without feeling uncomfortable for prolonged periods.

Daylight

The average length of the day in January is 13.5h.

Sunshine

In Maputo, the average sunshine is 8h.

UV index

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an excessive health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for average individuals.
Note: The average daily UV index of 12 in January transform into the following instructions:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in 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. On bright days sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays should be worn. A hat with a wide brim is extremely helpful, as it can prevent roughly 50% of UV radiation from reaching the eyes. Even on cloudy days, a sunscreen with a minimum 30 sun protection factor should be generously applied and frequently re-applied, including after every swim or outdoor exercise. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the warmest month in Maputo?

With an average high-temperature of 29.9°C (85.8°F) and an average low-temperature of 22.3°C (72.1°F), January is the warmest month.

What is the temperature in January in Maputo?

In Maputo, Mozambique, in January, the average high-temperature is 29.9°C (85.8°F), and the average low-temperature is 22.3°C (72.1°F). The average heat index (a.k.a. 'real feel', 'felt air temperature'), that combines air temperature and relative humidity, in January is estimated at 34.6°C (94.3°F).

What is the average humidity in January in Maputo?

In Maputo, Mozambique, the average relative humidity in January is 69%.

How many days does it rain in January in Maputo?

In Maputo, Mozambique, in January, it is raining for 8.1 days, with typically 171.1mm (6.74") of accumulated precipitation.

What is the wettest month in Maputo?

The month with the most rainfall in Maputo is January when the rain falls for 8.1 days and typically aggregates up to 171.1mm (6.74") of precipitation.

What are the months with the warmest sea water in Maputo?

January and February, with an average sea temperature of 27.4°C (81.3°F), are months with the warmest seawater in Maputo, Mozambique.

What is the sea water temperature in January in Maputo?

In Maputo, Mozambique, in January, the average water temperature is 27.4°C (81.3°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

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

In Maputo, Mozambique, the average length of the day in January is 13.5h.

How many hours of sunshine does Maputo have in January?

The average sunshine in January in Maputo is 8h.

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

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index.

What is the UV index intensity in January in Maputo?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index in Maputo is 12. A UV Index reading of 11, and higher, represents an extreme health vulnerability from unsafe exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - Maputo, Mozambique
  • Average high temperature in January: 29.9°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is January (29.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is July (24.4°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 22.3°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are January and February (22.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is July (14.2°C).

Average humidity in January - Maputo, Mozambique
  • Average humidity in January: 69%

The month with the highest relative humidity is March (71%).
The month with the lowest relative humidity is June (63.5%).

Average rainfall in January - Maputo, Mozambique
  • Average rainfall in January: 171.1mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (171.1mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is August (15mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Maputo, Mozambique
  • Average rainfall days in January: 8.1 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (8.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is July (1.8 days).

Average sea temperature in January - Maputo, Mozambique
  • Average sea temperature in January: 27.4°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are January and February (27.4°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is August (22.2°C).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Maputo, Mozambique
  • Average daylight in January: 13.5h

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 13.7h).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 10.5h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 8h

The month with the most sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 8.3h).
Months with the least sunshine are October, November and December (Average sunshine: 7).

Average UV index in January - Maputo, Mozambique
  • Average UV index in January: 12

Months with the highest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 12).
Months with the lowest UV index are June and July (UV index 5).