The best times to visit Kathu for ideal weather are
February 12th to May 20th
August 27th to November 25th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Kathu Travel Guide
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Weather in Kathu
Average temperatures in Kathu vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd 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 Kathu, 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 96.2°F (35.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 63.5°F (17.5°C) at night.
Kathu Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Kathu 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.
Kathu Perceived Temperature (F)
Kathu Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Kathu 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 Kathu are August, July, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early April. For example, on the week of April 2nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January and early February with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.
When can you find snow in Kathu? 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 Kathu.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kathu (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
Kathu has some months with regular humidity, with some very dry months. The least humid month is September (15.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (39.5%).
Wind in Kathu is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by October and September. November’s average wind speed of around 7 knots (8.1 MPH or 13 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 mid to late September where average top sustained speeds reach 11 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kathu.
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||5.8||Light breeze||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.6||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5.3||Light breeze||8.2||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.5||Light breeze||8.5||Gentle breeze|
|May||5.7||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||6||Light breeze||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.9||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||6.6||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||6.7||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||6.8||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||7||Gentle breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||6.6||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Kathu?
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 Kathu, 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 Kathu 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
Overall Kathu Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 91.5°F (33.1°C) and 73.9°F (23.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 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 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Kathu, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 93.4°F (34.1°C) and 83.2°F (28.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 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 Kathu to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 96.2°F (35.7°C) and 91.5°F (33.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.