South Africa
weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit South Africa

To go to South Africa, the best time to visit is January through December. In this period you have a warm temperature and little precipitation. In South Africa, January is the warmest month with 29°C and the most cold month is 19°C in June. The maximum water temperature is 21°C and the lowest water temperature is 16°C.

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In the table below you can quickly find the monthly average weather in South Africa, the monthly temperature or when it rains the most. Monthly averages are based on weather data from the last 30 years.

Climate Southwest South Africa by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 26 25 22 19 16 17 17 18 21 22 24
Water temperature (°C) 21 20 20 19 18 18 17 17 16 17 19 20
Precipitation (mm) 9 8 11 32 40 92 45 68 37 20 19 15

Weather data from: Cape Town

Climate East South Africa by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 26 27 26 24 23 22 21 22 23 23 24 25
Water temperature (°C) 28 28 27 27 25 24 24 23 23 24 25 27
Precipitation (mm) 67 56 60 29 29 9 22 21 31 54 65 78

Weather data from: Durban

Climate Northeast South Africa by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 31 31 31 28 27 25 24 27 30 30 30 32
Precipitation (mm) 91 59 50 19 5 2 3 3 10 22 65 93

Weather data from: Krugerpark




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Climate South Africa

Click on a region of South Africa to view the climate:

Climate Southwest South Africa (Cape Town) by month

Southwest South Africa has a desert climate. The temperature during the day is warm and you won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Southwest South Africa is 21° degrees and there is about 395 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 233 days a year with an average humidity of 72% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 26 25 22 19 16 17 17 18 21 22 24
Night temp. (°C) 18 18 17 15 13 11 10 10 11 13 14 16
Water temp. (°C) 21 20 20 19 18 18 17 17 16 17 19 20
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 9 8 11 32 40 92 45 68 37 20 19 15
Days with rain 6 5 7 9 11 14 9 12 12 9 7 6
Dry days 25 23 24 21 20 16 22 19 18 22 23 25
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 11 10 9 9 6 6 7 8 8 10 11 11
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 6 6 5 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 6 6

Weather data from: Cape Town

Climate East South Africa (Durban) by month

East South Africa has a desert climate. The temperature during the day is warm and you won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for East South Africa is 24° degrees and there is about 521 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 159 days a year with an average humidity of 76% and an UV-index of 5.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 26 27 26 24 23 22 21 22 23 23 24 25
Night temp. (°C) 20 20 20 17 16 14 14 15 16 17 17 19
Water temp. (°C) 28 28 27 27 25 24 24 23 23 24 25 27
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 67 56 60 29 29 9 22 21 31 54 65 78
Days with rain 21 17 18 12 9 6 8 8 14 18 20 23
Dry days 10 11 13 18 22 24 23 23 16 13 10 8
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 8 9 8 6 7 7 6 6 7 8 7 7
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 6 5 4 5 6

Weather data from: Durban

Climate Northeast South Africa (Krugerpark) by month

Northeast South Africa has a desert climate. The temperature during the day is warm and you won't have rain here anytime soon. The average annual temperature for Northeast South Africa is 29° degrees and there is about 422 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 203 days a year with an average humidity of 62% and an UV-index of 6.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 31 31 31 28 27 25 24 27 30 30 30 32
Night temp. (°C) 21 21 20 17 16 13 13 15 18 19 20 21
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 91 59 50 19 5 2 3 3 10 22 65 93
Days with rain 20 17 18 11 4 2 4 3 6 9 15 20
Dry days 11 11 13 19 27 28 27 28 24 22 15 11
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 9 10 9 6 7 7 7 7 8 9 9 10
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2
UV-index 6 7 6 6 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6

Weather data from: Krugerpark


South Africa weather by month

What is the average South Africa weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

South Africa weather

The weather for South Africa over the next 14 days will be 24°C till 34° with several days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for South Africa is based on the weather in Bloemfontein.

5-day weather forecast South Africa

Weather
Max/min
Precip
Wind
Wednesday
7 december
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29°C
15°C
1 mm
10 m/s
Thursday
8 december
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29°C
15°C
3.8 mm
6 m/s
Friday
9 december
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29°C
16°C
0.7 mm
8 m/s
Saturday
10 december
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32°C
16°C
3 mm
7 m/s
Sunday
11 december
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24°C
17°C
13.6 mm
6 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for South Africa


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Frequently asked questions

Where is South Africa?

South Africa lies in a straight line about 11,583 km from Philippines (Manila → Bloemfontein).

How long is the flight to South Africa?

The flight time from Manila International Airport to South Africa is approximately 14 h. 30 min.

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What are the largest airports in South Africa?

These are the largest airports in South Africa:

  • O R Tambo International (JNB) in Johannesburg
  • OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg
  • Lanseria Airport (HLA) in Johannesburg
  • Rand Airport (QRA) in Johannesburg
  • OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg
  • Cape Town International Airport (CPT) in Cape Town
  • King Shaka International Airport (DUR) in Durban
  • Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) in Port Elizabeth
  • Pietermaritzburg Airport (PZB) in Pietermaritzburg
  • Ben Schoeman Airport (ELS) in East London

How many inhabitants does South Africa have?

South Africa has 56,717,000 inhabitants.

How big is South Africa?

The surface area of South Africa is 1,219,912 km². It is 4,5x bigger than Philippines.

What is the capital of South Africa?

The capital of South Africa is Bloemfontein.

What is the currency of South Africa?

In South Africa, the South African rand (ZAR) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 7 December 2022

  • 1 Philippine piso = 0.32 South African rand
  • 1 South African rand = 3.13 Philippine piso
  • 100 Philippine piso = 31.94 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 313.10 Philippine piso

What is the area code of South Africa?

The area code to call South Africa is +27.