Weather by month in South Africa

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in South Africa over the year. What is the best time to visit South Africa?

This page shows the average weather conditions by month in South Africa over the year in: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.


South Africa in January

In January the weather in South Africa ranges from unpleasant in Upington to perfect in Cape Town. January is a summer month. The temperatures range from pleasant in Port Nolloth with 20°C (69°F) to very high in Upington with 36°C (96°F).

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).


South Africa in February

In February the weather in South Africa ranges from unpleasant in Upington to perfect in Cape Town. February is a summer month. The temperatures range from pleasant in Port Nolloth with 20°C (68°F) to very high in Upington with 35°C (94°F). On average, this month is one of the warmest months of the year in South Africa. So be prepared and make sure to dress lightly.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).


South Africa in March

In March the weather in South Africa ranges from pleasant in Durban to perfect in Cape Town. March is a summer month. The temperatures range from pleasant in Port Nolloth with 20°C (68°F) to very high in Upington with 32°C (90°F).

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).


South Africa in April

In April the weather in South Africa is generally perfect. The temperatures range from pleasant in Port Nolloth with 20°C (67°F) to very high in Phalaborwa with 31°C (88°F).

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).


South Africa in May

In May the weather in South Africa is generally perfect. The temperatures range from pleasant in Middelburg with 18°C (64°F) to high in Phalaborwa with 29°C (84°F).

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).


South Africa in June

In June the weather in South Africa ranges from pleasant in Cape Town to perfect in Durban. June is a winter month. The temperatures range from moderate in Sutherland with 15°C (58°F) to high in Phalaborwa with 27°C (81°F).

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).


South Africa in July

In July the weather in South Africa ranges from tolerable in Cape Town to perfect in Durban. July is a winter month. The temperatures range from moderate in Sutherland with 14°C (58°F) to high in Skukuza with 26°C (79°F). On average, this month is the coldest month of the year in South Africa.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).


South Africa in August

In August the weather in South Africa ranges from pleasant in Cape Town to perfect in Johannesburg. August is a winter month. The temperatures range from moderate in Sutherland with 14°C (58°F) to high in Phalaborwa with 28°C (82°F).

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).


South Africa in September

In September the weather in South Africa ranges from pleasant in Cape Town to perfect in Johannesburg. The temperatures range from moderate in Port Nolloth with 18°C (64°F) to very high in Phalaborwa with 31°C (88°F).

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).


South Africa in October

In October the weather in South Africa ranges from pleasant in Durban to perfect in Cape Town. The temperatures range from pleasant in Port Nolloth with 18°C (64°F) to very high in Phalaborwa with 32°C (90°F).

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).


South Africa in November

In November the weather in South Africa ranges from pleasant in Johannesburg to perfect in Cape Town. The temperatures range from pleasant in Port Nolloth with 19°C (66°F) to very high in Upington with 33°C (91°F).

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).


South Africa in December

In December the weather in South Africa ranges from tolerable in Hoedspruit to perfect in Cape Town. The temperatures range from pleasant in Port Nolloth with 20°C (68°F) to very high in Upington with 35°C (95°F).

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Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).