The best times to visit Bloemfontein for ideal weather are

March 12th to April 22nd

or

September 10th to December 9th

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

 

 


Other Bloemfontein Travel Info

Weather in Bloemfontein

Temperature

Average temperatures in Bloemfontein 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 somewhat temperate — in the 52nd 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 Bloemfontein, the hottest months are January, December, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early January where highs are regularly around 93.2°F (34°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60.9°F (16.1°C) at night.

Bloemfontein Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Bloemfontein 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.

Bloemfontein Perceived Temperature (F)

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Bloemfontein Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Bloemfontein 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 91.2 74 60.5
Feb 87.6 70.6 57.2
Mar 82.6 66.7 55
Apr 77.1 58.7 43.6
May 75.1 54.7 37.9
Jun 65.4 45.4 31.3
Jul 65.6 46.1 31.4
Aug 73.1 54.5 37.6
Sep 81.3 61.8 44.9
Oct 87.1 68.2 51.4
Nov 83.7 66.2 51
Dec 91.2 73.4 59.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 32.9 23.3 15.8
Feb 30.9 21.4 14
Mar 28.1 19.3 12.8
Apr 25.1 14.8 6.4
May 23.9 12.6 3.3
Jun 18.6 7.4 -0.4
Jul 18.7 7.8 -0.3
Aug 22.8 12.5 3.1
Sep 27.4 16.6 7.2
Oct 30.6 20.1 10.8
Nov 28.7 19 10.6
Dec 32.9 23 15.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bloemfontein are August, July, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 19th.

When can you find snow in Bloemfontein? 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 Bloemfontein.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bloemfontein (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 15% 0 1.6
Feb 20% 0 3.1
Mar 19% 0 2.6
Apr 3% 0 0.6
May 3% 0 0.5
Jun 7% 0 0.7
Jul 2% 0 0.2
Aug 2% 0 0.1
Sep 3% 0 0.3
Oct 5% 0 0.5
Nov 22% 0 4.3
Dec 17% 0 2.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 15 0 4.1
Feb 20 0 7.9
Mar 19 0 6.6
Apr 3 0 1.5
May 3 0 1.3
Jun 7 0 1.8
Jul 2 0 0.5
Aug 2 0 0.3
Sep 3 0 0.8
Oct 5 0 1.3
Nov 22 0 10.9
Dec 17 0 5.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Bloemfontein has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is October (21.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (49.1%).

Wind in Bloemfontein is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is November, followed by December and October. November’s average wind speed of around 4.6 knots (5.2 MPH or 8.4 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 early to mid December where average top sustained speeds reach 8.9 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 4.3 Light breeze 7.3 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.5 Barely noticeable 6.3 Light breeze
Mar 3.5 Barely noticeable 6.4 Gentle breeze
Apr 2.8 Barely noticeable 6 Light breeze
May 2.5 Barely noticeable 5.9 Gentle breeze
Jun 2.8 Barely noticeable 6 Light breeze
Jul 3.1 Barely noticeable 6.5 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.4 Barely noticeable 6.8 Light breeze
Sep 3.8 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.3 Light breeze 7.9 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.6 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.5 Light breeze 7.9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 34.9%
Feb 42.2%
Mar 49.1%
Apr 41.5%
May 37.7%
Jun 42.6%
Jul 38.2%
Aug 26%
Sep 24.2%
Oct 21.3%
Nov 30.3%
Dec 31.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Bloemfontein?

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 Bloemfontein, South Africa is January, followed by July and September. 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 Bloemfontein 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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 75 in December means 75% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall Bloemfontein Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 84.9°F (29.4°C) and 73.4°F (23°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Bloemfontein, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 89.3°F (31.8°C) and 77°F (25°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 7 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 Bloemfontein to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 93.2°F (34°C) and 83.2°F (28.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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