The best times to visit Graaff-Reinet for ideal weather are

February 26th to May 6th

or

September 3rd to December 2nd

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

 

 


Other Graaff-Reinet Travel Info

Weather in Graaff-Reinet

Temperature

Average temperatures in Graaff-Reinet vary somewhat. 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 55th 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 Graaff-Reinet, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid January where highs are regularly around 93.5°F (34.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60.9°F (16.1°C) at night.

Graaff-Reinet Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Graaff-Reinet 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.

Graaff-Reinet Perceived Temperature (F)

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Graaff-Reinet Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Graaff-Reinet 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 92.7 73.9 59.9
Feb 90.9 72.4 59.3
Mar 87.7 69 55.1
Apr 79.8 60.9 47.2
May 76.4 57.7 43.5
Jun 69.1 51.9 39
Jul 69.7 50.9 37.1
Aug 73.1 54.9 39.7
Sep 79.1 59.8 42.5
Oct 82 63.7 48.8
Nov 85.9 66.9 51.6
Dec 88.7 71 57.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 33.7 23.3 15.5
Feb 32.7 22.4 15.2
Mar 30.9 20.6 12.8
Apr 26.6 16.1 8.4
May 24.7 14.3 6.4
Jun 20.6 11.1 3.9
Jul 20.9 10.5 2.8
Aug 22.8 12.7 4.3
Sep 26.2 15.4 5.8
Oct 27.8 17.6 9.3
Nov 29.9 19.4 10.9
Dec 31.5 21.7 14

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Graaff-Reinet are September, May, 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 early September. For example, on the week of September 3rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early February with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of February 5th.

When can you find snow in Graaff-Reinet? 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 Graaff-Reinet.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Graaff-Reinet (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 10% 0 1
Feb 19% 0 2.1
Mar 11% 0 1.2
Apr 7% 0 0.8
May 2% 0 0.3
Jun 5% 0 0.5
Jul 4% 0 0.5
Aug 5% 0 0.5
Sep 2% 0 0.3
Oct 8% 0 0.8
Nov 11% 0 1.4
Dec 14% 0 1.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 10 0 2.5
Feb 19 0 5.3
Mar 11 0 3
Apr 7 0 2
May 2 0 0.8
Jun 5 0 1.3
Jul 4 0 1.3
Aug 5 0 1.3
Sep 2 0 0.8
Oct 8 0 2
Nov 11 0 3.6
Dec 14 0 4.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Graaff-Reinet has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is September (29.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (47.3%).

Wind in Graaff-Reinet is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by November and January. December’s average wind speed of around 6.7 knots (7.7 MPH or 12.4 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 mid December where average top sustained speeds reach 10.9 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Graaff-Reinet.

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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 6.3 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.9 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.3 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.7 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze
May 5.3 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.9 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.7 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Aug 6 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.7 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Oct 6.1 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Nov 6.4 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Dec 6.7 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 40.7%
Feb 45.6%
Mar 45.7%
Apr 47.3%
May 40.1%
Jun 40.3%
Jul 37.1%
Aug 33.8%
Sep 29.4%
Oct 38.4%
Nov 36.8%
Dec 41.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Graaff-Reinet?

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 Graaff-Reinet, 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 Graaff-Reinet 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

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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 71.5 in March means 71.5% of the tourists vs. September.

 

 

Overall Graaff-Reinet Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 91°F (32.8°C) and 72.2°F (22.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 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 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Graaff-Reinet, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 87.5°F (30.8°C) and 78.6°F (25.9°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 3 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 Graaff-Reinet to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 93.5°F (34.2°C) and 86.6°F (30.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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