January weather forecast
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Weather in January

January, the same as December, is a moderately hot summer month in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, with an average temperature varying between 28°C (82.4°F) and 18°C (64.4°F).

Temperature

The warmest months are January through March and December, with an average high-temperature of 28°C (82.4°F).

Rainfall

The month with the most rainfall in Pietermaritzburg is January, when the rain falls for 22 days and typically aggregates up to 155mm (6.1") of precipitation.

Daylight

In January, the average length of the day in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, is 13h and 47min.
On the first day of January in Pietermaritzburg, sunrise is at 05:01 and sunset at 19:02. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:26 and sunset at 18:56 SAST.

Sunshine

January through May, September through December, with an average of 7h of sunshine, are months with the least sunshine.

UV index

January, February, November and December, with an average maximum UV index of 12, are months with the highest UV index in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health hazard from unsafe exposure to UV radiation for the average person.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 12 translate into the following recommendations:
Take all required precautions, as unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. 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. 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. 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.
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FAQ

What is the warmest month in Pietermaritzburg?

January through March and December, with an average high-temperature of 28°C (82.4°F), are warmest months.

What is the wettest month in Pietermaritzburg?

The month with the most rainfall in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, is January, when the rain falls for 22 days and typically aggregates up to 155mm (6.1") of precipitation.

How much does it rain in Pietermaritzburg in January?

In Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, in January, it is raining for 22 days, with typically 155mm (6.1") of accumulated precipitation.

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

In January, the average day length in Pietermaritzburg is 13h and 47min.

When is the sunrise / sunset in January in Pietermaritzburg?

In January, on the first day of the month, sunrise is at 05:01 and sunset at 19:02. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 05:26 and sunset at 18:56 SAST.

What is the month with the least sunshine in Pietermaritzburg?

The months with the least sunshine in Pietermaritzburg are January through May, September through December, with an average of 7h of sunshine.

How many hours of sunshine does Pietermaritzburg have in January?

In Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, the average sunshine duration in January is 7h.

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

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

What is the UV index reading in January in Pietermaritzburg?

In January, the average daily maximum UV index is 12. A UV Index of 11, and more, symbolizes an extreme health threat from unprotected exposure to UV radiation.
Average rainfall days
Average sunshine
Average UV index

Average temperature in January
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Average temperature in January - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Average high temperature in January: 28°C

The warmest months (with the highest average high temperature) are January, February, March and December (28°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is June (22°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 18°C

The month with the highest average low temperature is January (18°C).
The coldest months (with the lowest average low temperature) are June and July (3°C).

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Average rainfall in January
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Average rainfall in January - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Average rainfall in January: 155mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (155mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is July (2mm).

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Average rainfall days in January
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Average rainfall days in January - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Average rainfall days in January: 22 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is January (22 days).
The month with the least rainy days is July (1 days).

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Average daylight in January /
Average sunshine in January
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Average daylight in January: 13h and 47min

The month with the longest days is December (Average daylight: 14h and 1min).
The month with the shortest days is June (Average daylight: 10h and 17min).

  • Average sunshine in January: 7h

The months with the most sunshine are June, July and August (Average sunshine: 8h).
The months with the least sunshine are January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December (Average sunshine: 7h).

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Average UV index in January
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Average UV index in January - Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
  • Average UV index in January: 12

The months with the highest UV index are January, February, November and December (UV index 12).
The months with the lowest UV index are June and July (UV index 4).

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