The best times to visit Ficksburg for ideal weather are

January 29th to April 15th

or

September 10th to December 16th

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

 

 


Other Ficksburg Travel Info

Weather in Ficksburg

Temperature

Average temperatures in Ficksburg vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 50th 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 Ficksburg, the hottest months are January, December, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid December where highs are regularly around 85.9°F (29.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.1°F (13.4°C) at night.

Ficksburg Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Ficksburg 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.

Ficksburg Perceived Temperature (F)

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Ficksburg Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Ficksburg 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 84.2 68.9 57.6
Feb 83.1 67.6 55.8
Mar 80.1 64.1 52.6
Apr 73.8 56.4 43.3
May 69.8 50.3 35.9
Jun 63.8 43.5 29.2
Jul 63.6 43.2 28
Aug 70.2 49.2 32.5
Sep 77.4 57.4 39.4
Oct 80.2 63.1 47.6
Nov 81.4 64.9 50.4
Dec 84.2 68.3 55.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29 20.5 14.2
Feb 28.4 19.8 13.2
Mar 26.7 17.8 11.4
Apr 23.2 13.6 6.3
May 21 10.2 2.2
Jun 17.7 6.4 -1.6
Jul 17.6 6.2 -2.2
Aug 21.2 9.6 0.3
Sep 25.2 14.1 4.1
Oct 26.8 17.3 8.7
Nov 27.4 18.3 10.2
Dec 29 20.2 13.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Ficksburg 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 early to mid July. For example, on the week of July 9th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid March with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of March 12th.

When can you find snow in Ficksburg? 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 Ficksburg.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Ficksburg (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 28% 0 3.4
Feb 23% 0 3.1
Mar 23% 0 3
Apr 11% 0 1.4
May 4% 0 0.4
Jun 5% 0 0.5
Jul 1% 0 0.1
Aug 2% 0 0.1
Sep 2% 0 0.2
Oct 10% 0 1.2
Nov 16% 0 2.2
Dec 22% 0 3.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 28 0 8.6
Feb 23 0 7.9
Mar 23 0 7.6
Apr 11 0 3.6
May 4 0 1
Jun 5 0 1.3
Jul 1 0 0.3
Aug 2 0 0.3
Sep 2 0 0.5
Oct 10 0 3
Nov 16 0 5.6
Dec 22 0 8.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Ficksburg has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is September (24.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (57.4%).

Wind in Ficksburg is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and December. October’s average wind speed of around 5.1 knots (5.9 MPH or 9.5 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 October where average top sustained speeds reach 10.5 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 8 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.6 Barely noticeable 6.9 Light breeze
Mar 3.4 Barely noticeable 6.6 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.2 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze
May 3.2 Barely noticeable 6.5 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.7 Barely noticeable 6.9 Light breeze
Jul 3.7 Barely noticeable 7.1 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.4 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.7 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.1 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.1 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Dec 5 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 52.7%
Feb 52.6%
Mar 57.4%
Apr 51%
May 45.5%
Jun 44.9%
Jul 37.7%
Aug 30.7%
Sep 24.5%
Oct 35.7%
Nov 39.5%
Dec 46.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Ficksburg?

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 Ficksburg, 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 Ficksburg 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 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 Ficksburg Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 82.1°F (27.8°C) and 67.7°F (19.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 7 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 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 Ficksburg, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 82.6°F (28.1°C) and 76.4°F (24.7°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 5 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 Ficksburg to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.9°F (29.9°C) and 81.2°F (27.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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