The best times to visit Hout Bay for ideal weather are

October 1st to April 22nd

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

 

 


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Weather in Hout Bay

Temperature

Average temperatures in Hout 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 86th 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 Hout Bay, the hottest months are February, January, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 76.6°F (24.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 60.1°F (15.6°C) at night.

Hout Bay Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Hout Bay 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.

Hout Bay Perceived Temperature (F)

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Hout Bay Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Hout 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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 75.4 65.4 59.4
Feb 75.9 65.5 59.4
Mar 74.6 63.9 58
Apr 71.1 61 55.7
May 66.8 58.9 54.2
Jun 64.4 57.6 53.1
Jul 63.7 56.5 51.5
Aug 63.8 56.4 51.7
Sep 64.9 57.3 52.7
Oct 69.1 60.1 55
Nov 70.7 61.4 56.4
Dec 74.2 64.3 58.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 24.1 18.6 15.2
Feb 24.4 18.6 15.2
Mar 23.7 17.7 14.4
Apr 21.7 16.1 13.2
May 19.3 14.9 12.3
Jun 18 14.2 11.7
Jul 17.6 13.6 10.8
Aug 17.7 13.6 10.9
Sep 18.3 14.1 11.5
Oct 20.6 15.6 12.8
Nov 21.5 16.3 13.6
Dec 23.4 17.9 14.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Hout Bay are December, February, 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 March. For example, on the week of March 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May to early June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 28th.

When can you find snow in Hout 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 Hout Bay.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Hout Bay (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 5% 0 0.6
Feb 5% 0 0.5
Mar 7% 0 0.7
Apr 9% 0 1
May 16% 0 2.2
Jun 26% 0 3.5
Jul 24% 0 3.1
Aug 25% 0 3
Sep 15% 0 1.4
Oct 6% 0 0.6
Nov 11% 0 1.6
Dec 4% 0 0.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 0 1.5
Feb 5 0 1.3
Mar 7 0 1.8
Apr 9 0 2.5
May 16 0 5.6
Jun 26 0 8.9
Jul 24 0 7.9
Aug 25 0 7.6
Sep 15 0 3.6
Oct 6 0 1.5
Nov 11 0 4.1
Dec 4 0 1

 

Humidity and Wind

Hout Bay has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (68.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (75.6%).

Wind in Hout Bay is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by November and December. January’s average wind speed of around 11.4 knots (13.1 MPH or 21.1 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 late August to early September where average top sustained speeds reach 19.4 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 11.4 Significant breeze 16.4 Significant breeze
Feb 10.4 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
Mar 9.5 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Apr 8.8 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
May 9.5 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Jun 11.1 Significant breeze 16.4 Significant breeze
Jul 10.5 Gentle breeze 15.4 Significant breeze
Aug 10.8 Gentle breeze 15.7 Significant breeze
Sep 10.9 Gentle breeze 15.8 Significant breeze
Oct 10.7 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
Nov 11.2 Significant breeze 16 Significant breeze
Dec 11.2 Significant breeze 16.3 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 71.3%
Feb 72.3%
Mar 71.8%
Apr 70.5%
May 75.6%
Jun 70.4%
Jul 68.2%
Aug 70.1%
Sep 69%
Oct 69.8%
Nov 69.1%
Dec 69.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Hout 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 Hout 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 Hout 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

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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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 65.4 in June means 65.4% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall Hout Bay Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 76.6°F (24.8°C) and 64.2°F (17.9°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 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 7 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Hout Bay, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 74.3°F (23.5°C) and 64.5°F (18.1°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 5 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 Hout Bay to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 76.6°F (24.8°C) and 73.8°F (23.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 1 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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