Climate in Durban (KwaZulu-Natal), South Africa

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.
* Data from weather station: Durban, South Africa.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year. Show in Celsius

Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Millimeter

Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

Weather Forecasts for Durban (KwaZulu-Natal)

MON Oct 18
64°F | 58°F

Moderate rain

TUE Oct 19
65°F | 57°F

Partly cloudy

WED Oct 20
70°F | 59°F


The best time of year to visit Durban in South Africa

Durban easily averages about 320 days of sunshine a year. The seemingly endless humid summers (December till March) are hot and winters are warm and sunny. Light rain falls throughout the year, although summer is the wettest season. For most people the best time to visit is between autumn and spring when there's less humidity and temperatures are lower.

Midwinter temperatures range from 16 to 23 degrees Celsius (60 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit) and midsummer temperatures range from 28 to 33 degrees Celsius (82 to 91 degrees Fahrenheit).

Here are some average weather facts we collected from our historical climate data:

  • During the month of May, June, July, August, September and October you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 25 degrees Celsius (77°F).
  • On average, the warmest month(s) are January and February.
  • The warmest month is February with an average maximum temperature of 28°C (82°F).
  • The coldest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 22°C (72°F).
  • January is the most wet month. This month should be avoided if you are not a big fan of rain.
  • June is the driest month.
  • July is the most sunny month.
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