The best times to visit Bela-Bela for ideal weather are

March 12th to June 10th

or

July 30th to October 28th

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

 

 


Other Bela-Bela Travel Info

Weather in Bela-Bela

Temperature

Average temperatures in Bela-Bela vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 45th 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 Bela-Bela, the hottest months are February, December, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid December where highs are regularly around 94.8°F (34.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.1°F (17.8°C) at night.

Bela-Bela Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Bela-Bela 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.

Bela-Bela Perceived Temperature (F)

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Bela-Bela Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Bela-Bela 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 91.3 75 63.5
Feb 93.7 76.4 62.9
Mar 90.2 72.9 60.4
Apr 84.3 66.1 53.2
May 81.2 61.3 45.2
Jun 76.4 55.8 39.2
Jul 75.2 55.3 38.4
Aug 82.8 62.6 43.9
Sep 90.6 71.1 52.6
Oct 92.5 74 58.4
Nov 92 74.8 61.3
Dec 91.8 75.4 63.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 32.9 23.9 17.5
Feb 34.3 24.7 17.2
Mar 32.3 22.7 15.8
Apr 29.1 18.9 11.8
May 27.3 16.3 7.3
Jun 24.7 13.2 4
Jul 24 12.9 3.6
Aug 28.2 17 6.6
Sep 32.6 21.7 11.4
Oct 33.6 23.3 14.7
Nov 33.3 23.8 16.3
Dec 33.2 24.1 17.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bela-Bela are August, July, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid May. For example, on the week of May 14th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.

When can you find snow in Bela-Bela? 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 Bela-Bela.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bela-Bela (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 22% 0 5.2
Feb 13% 0 1.9
Mar 19% 0 4.1
Apr 10% 0 1.7
May 1% 0 0.2
Jun 2% 0 0.2
Jul 1% 0 0.1
Aug 1% 0 0
Sep 1% 0 0.3
Oct 13% 0 1.6
Nov 18% 0 2.7
Dec 24% 0 4.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 22 0 13.2
Feb 13 0 4.8
Mar 19 0 10.4
Apr 10 0 4.3
May 1 0 0.5
Jun 2 0 0.5
Jul 1 0 0.3
Aug 1 0 0
Sep 1 0 0.8
Oct 13 0 4.1
Nov 18 0 6.9
Dec 24 0 10.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Bela-Bela has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is September (23.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (55.8%).

Wind in Bela-Bela is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and September. October’s average wind speed of around 5.4 knots (6.2 MPH or 10 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid November where average top sustained speeds reach 8.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Bela-Bela.

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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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 4.2 Light breeze 6.6 Light breeze
Feb 4.2 Light breeze 6.5 Light breeze
Mar 4.1 Light breeze 6.1 Light breeze
Apr 3.7 Barely noticeable 5.9 Light breeze
May 3.6 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze
Jun 3.9 Barely noticeable 6 Light breeze
Jul 3.8 Barely noticeable 6.2 Light breeze
Aug 4.3 Light breeze 6.8 Light breeze
Sep 5 Light breeze 7.7 Light breeze
Oct 5.4 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.3 Light breeze 8.1 Light breeze
Dec 4.5 Light breeze 7.1 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 55.8%
Feb 47%
Mar 50.9%
Apr 52.8%
May 40.6%
Jun 35.7%
Jul 32.9%
Aug 24.7%
Sep 23.4%
Oct 34.1%
Nov 42.8%
Dec 52.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Bela-Bela?

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 Bela-Bela, South Africa is September, followed by August and January. 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 Bela-Bela in July. 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 66.2 in July means 66.2% of the tourists vs. September.

 

 

Overall Bela-Bela Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 91.3°F (32.9°C) and 77.2°F (25.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 6 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Bela-Bela, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 94.8°F (34.9°C) and 88.5°F (31.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Bela-Bela to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 94.6°F (34.8°C) and 90.3°F (32.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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