The best times to visit Beaufort West for ideal weather are

March 12th to May 27th

or

September 17th to December 2nd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Beaufort West Travel Info

Weather in Beaufort West

Temperature

Average temperatures in Beaufort West vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 66th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Beaufort West, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 95.3°F (35.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.2°F (17.9°C) at night.

Beaufort West Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Beaufort West Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Beaufort West Perceived Temperature (F)

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Beaufort West Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Beaufort West Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 93.6 75.6 62.5
Feb 92.3 74.9 62.5
Mar 88.2 71.3 59.3
Apr 79.1 64.1 52.8
May 74 60.2 49.3
Jun 66.4 53.6 43.5
Jul 66.8 53.4 42.6
Aug 71.6 56.3 44.6
Sep 76.9 60.4 47.2
Oct 81.4 64.4 52.3
Nov 86 68 54.9
Dec 90.5 72.4 59.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 34.2 24.2 16.9
Feb 33.5 23.8 16.9
Mar 31.2 21.8 15.2
Apr 26.2 17.8 11.6
May 23.3 15.7 9.6
Jun 19.1 12 6.4
Jul 19.3 11.9 5.9
Aug 22 13.5 7
Sep 24.9 15.8 8.4
Oct 27.4 18 11.3
Nov 30 20 12.7
Dec 32.5 22.4 15.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Beaufort West are September, May, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late June. For example, on the week of June 25th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late February and early March with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of February 26th.

When can you find snow in Beaufort West? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Beaufort West.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Beaufort West (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 8% 0 0.9
Feb 11% 0 1.3
Mar 11% 0 1
Apr 8% 0 1.2
May 3% 0 0.3
Jun 4% 0 0.5
Jul 5% 0 0.4
Aug 4% 0 0.3
Sep 2% 0 0.2
Oct 10% 0 1.4
Nov 5% 0 0.5
Dec 10% 0 1.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 8 0 2.3
Feb 11 0 3.3
Mar 11 0 2.5
Apr 8 0 3
May 3 0 0.8
Jun 4 0 1.3
Jul 5 0 1
Aug 4 0 0.8
Sep 2 0 0.5
Oct 10 0 3.6
Nov 5 0 1.3
Dec 10 0 4.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Beaufort West has some months with regular humidity, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is September (25.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (39.6%).

Wind in Beaufort West is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by June and August. November’s average wind speed of around 8.4 knots (9.7 MPH or 15.6 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid August where average top sustained speeds reach 15.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Beaufort West.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 7.9 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Feb 7.5 Gentle breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Mar 6.9 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Apr 6.6 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
May 7.4 Gentle breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Jun 8.4 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Jul 8 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Aug 8.3 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Sep 7.8 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Oct 7.9 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Nov 8.4 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Dec 8.1 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 33.1%
Feb 35.2%
Mar 37.8%
Apr 37.7%
May 35.2%
Jun 39.6%
Jul 35.1%
Aug 30.5%
Sep 25.6%
Oct 33.4%
Nov 28.5%
Dec 34.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Beaufort West?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for South Africa; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Beaufort West, South Africa is July, followed by August and June. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Beaufort West in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 47.8 in December means 47.8% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Beaufort West Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 92.5°F (33.6°C) and 68.4°F (20.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Beaufort West, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 88.6°F (31.4°C) and 76.4°F (24.7°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Beaufort West to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 95.3°F (35.2°C) and 88.6°F (31.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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