The best times to visit Bethal for ideal weather are

October 15th to April 15th

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



Other Bethal Travel Info

Weather in Bethal


Average temperatures in Bethal vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 56th 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 Bethal, the hottest months are February, January, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early January where highs are regularly around 79.4°F (26.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.1°F (13.4°C) at night.

Bethal Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Bethal Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Bethal Perceived Temperature (F)


Bethal Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Bethal 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 77.5 64.9 56.6
Feb 78.4 65.2 55.9
Mar 76.5 62.4 53.9
Apr 71.4 57.2 48
May 69.6 54.5 43.8
Jun 64.9 49 37.9
Jul 63.9 48.4 37.1
Aug 69.7 53.2 41
Sep 76.8 59.6 47
Oct 77.5 61 50.1
Nov 77.5 62.6 53
Dec 77.7 64.1 55.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 25.3 18.3 13.7
Feb 25.8 18.4 13.3
Mar 24.7 16.9 12.2
Apr 21.9 14 8.9
May 20.9 12.5 6.6
Jun 18.3 9.4 3.3
Jul 17.7 9.1 2.8
Aug 20.9 11.8 5
Sep 24.9 15.3 8.3
Oct 25.3 16.1 10.1
Nov 25.3 17 11.7
Dec 25.4 17.8 13



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bethal are July, September, 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 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 early to mid December with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of December 10th.

When can you find snow in Bethal? 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 Bethal.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 31% 0 4.9
Feb 17% 0 2.8
Mar 20% 0 4.2
Apr 9% 0 1.1
May 4% 0 0.4
Jun 3% 0 0.4
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 3% 0 0.6
Sep 3% 0 0.4
Oct 28% 0 4.7
Nov 30% 0 3.8
Dec 39% 0 6.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 31 0 12.4
Feb 17 0 7.1
Mar 20 0 10.7
Apr 9 0 2.8
May 4 0 1
Jun 3 0 1
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 3 0 1.5
Sep 3 0 1
Oct 28 0 11.9
Nov 30 0 9.7
Dec 39 0 17.5


Humidity and Wind

Bethal has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (34.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (68%).

Wind in Bethal is usually moderate. The windiest month is September, followed by November and October. September’s average wind speed of around 9.9 knots (11.4 MPH or 18.4 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 November where average top sustained speeds reach 15.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 7.8 Gentle breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Feb 7.7 Gentle breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Mar 7.3 Gentle breeze 11 Significant breeze
Apr 7.4 Gentle breeze 11 Significant breeze
May 7.4 Gentle breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Jun 8.5 Gentle breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Jul 8.1 Gentle breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Aug 9 Gentle breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Sep 9.9 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Oct 9.8 Gentle breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Nov 9.8 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Dec 8.6 Gentle breeze 12.4 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 68%
Feb 62.7%
Mar 64%
Apr 57.8%
May 44%
Jun 40.5%
Jul 38.5%
Aug 34.4%
Sep 36.3%
Oct 52.4%
Nov 58%
Dec 64.8%


Is it Safe to Travel to Bethal?

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 Bethal, South Africa is August, followed by April and May. 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 Bethal in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

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 37.7 in November means 37.7% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Bethal Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 77.1°F (25.1°C) and 66.9°F (19.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the 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 brisk. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Bethal, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 79.4°F (26.3°C) and 75.6°F (24.2°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 1 to 9 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 Bethal to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 78.8°F (26°C) and 76.2°F (24.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 12 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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