The best times to visit East London for ideal weather are

March 26th to September 16th

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



Other East London Travel Info

Weather in East London


Average temperatures in East London vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 79th 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 East London, 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 82.2°F (27.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.1°F (18.9°C) at night.

East London Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


East London 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.

East London Perceived Temperature (F)


East London Perceived Temperature (C)



Average East London 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 80.7 72 65.1
Feb 81.3 72.7 65.4
Mar 80.2 70.9 63.3
Apr 76.7 66.5 58.4
May 75.7 64.6 55.2
Jun 72.2 60.9 51
Jul 71.4 60.1 50
Aug 72.7 61.6 51.9
Sep 72.9 62.8 53.8
Oct 73 64.5 56.8
Nov 74.9 66.6 58.8
Dec 77.5 69.8 62.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 27.1 22.2 18.4
Feb 27.4 22.6 18.6
Mar 26.8 21.6 17.4
Apr 24.8 19.2 14.7
May 24.3 18.1 12.9
Jun 22.3 16.1 10.6
Jul 21.9 15.6 10
Aug 22.6 16.4 11.1
Sep 22.7 17.1 12.1
Oct 22.8 18.1 13.8
Nov 23.8 19.2 14.9
Dec 25.3 21 17



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in East London are May, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid July. For example, on the week of July 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in East London? 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 East London.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 27% 0 3.5
Feb 18% 0 3.4
Mar 18% 0 3
Apr 17% 0 3.7
May 9% 0 1.3
Jun 11% 0 2.3
Jul 12% 0 2.3
Aug 11% 0 1.2
Sep 12% 0 1.8
Oct 21% 0 4.2
Nov 23% 0 4.1
Dec 27% 0 3.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 27 0 8.9
Feb 18 0 8.6
Mar 18 0 7.6
Apr 17 0 9.4
May 9 0 3.3
Jun 11 0 5.8
Jul 12 0 5.8
Aug 11 0 3
Sep 12 0 4.6
Oct 21 0 10.7
Nov 23 0 10.4
Dec 27 0 9.1


Humidity and Wind

East London has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is June (51.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (72.6%).

Wind in East London is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by October and September. November’s average wind speed of around 10.5 knots (12 MPH or 19.4 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 late September where average top sustained speeds reach 18.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 9.6 Gentle breeze 16 Significant breeze
Feb 9.6 Gentle breeze 16 Significant breeze
Mar 8.9 Gentle breeze 15.2 Significant breeze
Apr 8.5 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
May 8 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Jun 8.8 Gentle breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Jul 8.7 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Aug 9.4 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Sep 10.2 Gentle breeze 17 Significant breeze
Oct 10.3 Gentle breeze 16.9 Significant breeze
Nov 10.5 Gentle breeze 17.5 Significant breeze
Dec 9.7 Gentle breeze 16.1 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 72.4%
Feb 71%
Mar 69.8%
Apr 64.5%
May 59.9%
Jun 51.9%
Jul 52.3%
Aug 56.4%
Sep 60.7%
Oct 68.8%
Nov 68.4%
Dec 72.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to East London?

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 East London, 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 East London 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 East London Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 81.8°F (27.7°C) and 73.6°F (23.1°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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in East London, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 76.1°F (24.5°C) and 72.1°F (22.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 7 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 East London to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.2°F (27.9°C) and 76°F (24.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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