The best times to visit Grotto Bay for ideal weather are
November 19th to April 15th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Grotto Bay Travel Guide
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Weather in Grotto Bay
Average temperatures in Grotto Bay vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 89th 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 Grotto Bay, the hottest months are February, January, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early February where highs are regularly around 75.7°F (24.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60.2°F (15.7°C) at night.
Grotto Bay Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Grotto Bay Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Grotto Bay Perceived Temperature (F)
Grotto Bay Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Grotto Bay 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Grotto Bay are February, December, and then January. 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 January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late April with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of April 23rd.
When can you find snow in Grotto Bay? 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 Grotto Bay.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Grotto Bay (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Grotto Bay has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is November (71.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (79.5%).
Wind in Grotto Bay is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by December and January. November’s average wind speed of around 11.3 knots (13 MPH or 20.9 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid November where average top sustained speeds reach 17.8 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Grotto Bay.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||10.2||Gentle breeze||15.6||Significant breeze|
|Feb||9.9||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.9||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Apr||9.5||Gentle breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|May||7.5||Gentle breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Jun||8.7||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|Jul||9||Gentle breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Aug||8.9||Gentle breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Sep||9.3||Gentle breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Oct||9.8||Gentle breeze||15.6||Significant breeze|
|Nov||11.3||Significant breeze||16.7||Significant breeze|
|Dec||10.4||Gentle breeze||15.7||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Grotto Bay?
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 Grotto Bay, South Africa is January, followed by February and November. 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 Grotto Bay in June. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Grotto Bay Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 74.8°F (23.8°C) and 64.5°F (18.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 5 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 brisk. These months see the most precipitation with 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Grotto Bay, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 71.3°F (21.8°C) and 64.4°F (18°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 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 somewhat cool this time of year in Grotto Bay to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 75.7°F (24.3°C) and 70.6°F (21.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.