The best times to visit Butterworth for ideal weather are

April 2nd to May 27th


September 24th to December 30th

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



Other Butterworth Travel Info

Weather in Butterworth


Average temperatures in Butterworth 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 53rd 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 Butterworth, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early February where highs are regularly around 85.5°F (29.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.4°F (15.2°C) at night.

Butterworth Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Butterworth 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.

Butterworth Perceived Temperature (F)


Butterworth Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Butterworth 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 82.6 66.5 57.9
Feb 84.1 67.3 58.4
Mar 83.4 66.3 56.7
Apr 78.2 60.7 50.9
May 76 58.9 48.1
Jun 69.1 53.6 43.6
Jul 69.2 52.6 42
Aug 73.4 56 44.7
Sep 75.5 57.5 46.1
Oct 76.2 59 49.2
Nov 77 60.6 51
Dec 80 63.9 55.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 28.1 19.2 14.4
Feb 28.9 19.6 14.7
Mar 28.6 19.1 13.7
Apr 25.7 15.9 10.5
May 24.4 14.9 8.9
Jun 20.6 12 6.4
Jul 20.7 11.4 5.6
Aug 23 13.3 7.1
Sep 24.2 14.2 7.8
Oct 24.6 15 9.6
Nov 25 15.9 10.6
Dec 26.7 17.7 12.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Butterworth are August, September, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May to early June. For example, on the week of May 28th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid April with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of April 16th.

When can you find snow in Butterworth? 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 Butterworth.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 20% 0 2.7
Feb 23% 0 2.9
Mar 21% 0 3.2
Apr 18% 0 2.2
May 8% 0 0.9
Jun 8% 0 0.7
Jul 6% 0 1.1
Aug 6% 0 0.5
Sep 6% 0 0.6
Oct 18% 0 2.7
Nov 19% 0 2.5
Dec 27% 0 3.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 20 0 6.9
Feb 23 0 7.4
Mar 21 0 8.1
Apr 18 0 5.6
May 8 0 2.3
Jun 8 0 1.8
Jul 6 0 2.8
Aug 6 0 1.3
Sep 6 0 1.5
Oct 18 0 6.9
Nov 19 0 6.4
Dec 27 0 8.6


Humidity and Wind

Butterworth has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is August (41.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (70.6%).

Wind in Butterworth is usually calm. The windiest month is August, followed by June and November. August’s average wind speed of around 6.5 knots (7.5 MPH or 12.1 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 June where average top sustained speeds reach 11.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 5.5 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.2 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Mar 5 Light breeze 8 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.6 Light breeze 7.7 Gentle breeze
May 5.3 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Jun 6.3 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.9 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Aug 6.5 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.7 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.8 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.9 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.4 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 69.1%
Feb 70%
Mar 64.9%
Apr 58.7%
May 48%
Jun 42.2%
Jul 41.6%
Aug 41.6%
Sep 49.1%
Oct 60.9%
Nov 64.3%
Dec 70.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Butterworth?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Nov 30, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Butterworth, South Africa is September, followed by January and August. 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 Butterworth in March. 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 71.5 in March means 71.5% of the tourists vs. September.



Overall Butterworth Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 85.1°F (29.5°C) and 73.1°F (22.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 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 about 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Butterworth, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 78.4°F (25.8°C) and 74.6°F (23.7°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Butterworth to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.5°F (29.7°C) and 76.9°F (24.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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