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Visiting Eastern Cape, South Africa in January

January is one of the best months to visit Eastern Cape for the best beach weather. It has the most sunshine and best sunbathing and swimming conditions of the year.

January has average maximum temperatures of 26°C (79°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 71.6% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.1hrs making the days very long and bright. January has total rainfall of 3.9cm (1.5inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 7.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a warm 21°C (70°F). January is a good month for swimming in Eastern Cape with comfortable temperatures for most people.

Also consider visiting Eastern Cape in one of the other best months of February, March, December, for the best beach weather.

Also consider one of our other suggestions for January.

Can you sunbathe in Eastern Cape in January?

Yes, January is a great time for sunbathing in Eastern Cape.

January has average maximum temperatures of 26°C (79°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 71.6% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.1hrs making the days very long and bright. January has total rainfall of 3.9cm (1.5inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 7.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days.

More about January temperature and sunshine.

Can you swim in Eastern Cape in January?

Yes, January is a good month for swimming in Eastern Cape with warm sea temperatures 21°C (70°F).

More about January sea temperatures.

Is January a good time to holiday in Eastern Cape?

Yes, January is a great time for a holiday in Eastern Cape.

January has average maximum temperatures of 26°C (79°F) which is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days. The sunshine percentage is 71.6% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.1hrs making the days very long and bright. January has total rainfall of 3.9cm (1.5inches) making it predominantly dry with occasional light showers on very few days. There are just 7.8 days with some rainfall so you can still enjoy the beach on the majority of rain free clear days. Sea temperatures are a warm 21°C (70°F). January is a good month for swimming in Eastern Cape with comfortable temperatures for most people.

More about the January temperatures and sunshine.

Is Eastern Cape warm in January?

Yes, Eastern Cape is very warm and perfect for sunbathing on clear days in January.

The average maximum temperature in Eastern Cape in January is 26°C (79°F). The average maximum temperature is 25°C (77°) in the previous month and 26°C (80°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Eastern Cape in January is 22°C (71°F). The average temperature is 21°C (69°F) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

More info about the January temperatures and sunshine.

How sunny is Eastern Cape in January?

The average day light hours per day in Eastern Cape in January are 14.1. The sunshine percentage is 71.6% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.1hrs making the days very long and bright.

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Temperature in Eastern Cape in January

The average maximum temperature in Eastern Cape in January is 26°C (79°F). The average maximum temperature is 25°C (77°F) in the previous month and 26°C (80°F) in the next month.

The average temperature in Eastern Cape in January is 22°C (71°F). The average temperature is 21°C (69°F) in the previous month and 22°C (71°F) in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Eastern Cape in January is 18°C (64°F). The minimum temperature is 17°C (62°F) in the previous month and 18°C (64°F) in the next month.

Sunshine in Eastern Cape in January

During January the average day light hours are 14.1 per day in Eastern Cape. The sunshine percentage is 71.6% making it sunny and pleasant most of the time. The hours of sunshine per day are 10.1hrs making the days very long and bright.

The ultraviolet index in Eastern Cape in January is typically 14.1 during January. An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Eastern Cape in January

The average sea water temperature in Eastern Cape in January is 21.2°C (70.2°F) which is comfortable for swimming though some may prefer warmer water.

Rainfall in Eastern Cape in January

The average total rainfall in Eastern Cape in January is 3.9cm (1.5inches) and on average there are 7.8 rainy days in January making it a quite rainy time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Eastern Cape in January

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Eastern Cape in January is 18°C (64°F) which is OK for most but slightly uncomfortable for some. The dew point is 17°C (62°F) in the previous month and 18°C (18°F) in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Eastern Cape in January is typically 89.1%. The maximum relative humidity is 87.9% in the previous month and 90.5% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Eastern Cape in January is typically 71.7%. The average relative humidity is 70.3% in the previous month and 73% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Eastern Cape in January

The average maximum wind speed in Eastern Cape in January is typically 32KM/H (20MPH). The average maximum wind speed is 33KM/H (20MPH) in the previous month and 31KM/H (19MPH) in the next month.

The average wind speed in Eastern Cape in January is typically 18KM/H (11MPH). The average wind speed is 18KM/H (11MPH) in the previous month and 17KM/H (11MPH) in the next month.

The average wind direction in Eastern Cape in January is from the South-Southwest.

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