The best times to visit Keetmanshoop for ideal weather are

April 2nd to May 27th

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 Keetmanshoop

Temperature

Average temperatures in Keetmanshoop vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a very low chance of precipitation throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 61st 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 Keetmanshoop, 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 99.5°F (37.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.5°F (19.7°C) at night.

Keetmanshoop Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Keetmanshoop 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.

Keetmanshoop Perceived Temperature (F)

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Keetmanshoop Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Keetmanshoop 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 98.7 82.2 67.6
Feb 96.6 80.8 66.6
Mar 94 79.3 65.1
Apr 86.5 73 58.7
May 81.6 67 52.3
Jun 73.1 58.6 44.4
Jul 73.4 58.7 44.2
Aug 79.1 62.3 46.8
Sep 85.9 69 52.4
Oct 92.4 75.2 58.3
Nov 94.7 77.6 60.7
Dec 98.2 81.2 65.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 37.1 27.9 19.8
Feb 35.9 27.1 19.2
Mar 34.4 26.3 18.4
Apr 30.3 22.8 14.8
May 27.6 19.4 11.3
Jun 22.8 14.8 6.9
Jul 23 14.8 6.8
Aug 26.2 16.8 8.2
Sep 29.9 20.6 11.3
Oct 33.6 24 14.6
Nov 34.8 25.3 15.9
Dec 36.8 27.3 18.5

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Keetmanshoop are September, October, 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 mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th 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 Keetmanshoop? 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 Keetmanshoop.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Keetmanshoop (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 7% 0 1.3
Feb 11% 0 1.3
Mar 8% 0 1.2
Apr 4% 0 0.8
May 2% 0 0.4
Jun 2% 0 0.2
Jul 0% 0 0.1
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 1% 0 0.6
Dec 3% 0 0.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 7 0 3.3
Feb 11 0 3.3
Mar 8 0 3
Apr 4 0 2
May 2 0 1
Jun 2 0 0.5
Jul 0 0 0.3
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 1 0 1.5
Dec 3 0 1.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Keetmanshoop has no months that would be considered humid, with some very dry months. The least humid month is October (13.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (28.1%).

Wind in Keetmanshoop is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by July and August. December’s average wind speed of around 7.3 knots (8.4 MPH or 13.4 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 early to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 14.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 7 Gentle breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Feb 6.3 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Mar 5.7 Light breeze 10.6 Significant breeze
Apr 6.5 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
May 6.5 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Jun 6.9 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Jul 7.2 Gentle breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Aug 7.2 Gentle breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Sep 6.8 Light breeze 12.1 Significant breeze
Oct 7.1 Gentle breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Nov 7 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze
Dec 7.3 Gentle breeze 13.8 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 22%
Feb 27.5%
Mar 24.9%
Apr 24.7%
May 22.1%
Jun 28.1%
Jul 21.9%
Aug 17.1%
Sep 14.9%
Oct 13.6%
Nov 14.5%
Dec 17.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Keetmanshoop?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Namibia; 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 Keetmanshoop, Namibia is September, followed by April 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 Keetmanshoop in October. 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 55 in October means 55% of the tourists vs. September.

 

 

Overall Keetmanshoop Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 95.9°F (35.5°C) and 74.4°F (23.6°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Keetmanshoop, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 98.3°F (36.8°C) and 84.7°F (29.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Keetmanshoop to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 99.5°F (37.5°C) and 95.9°F (35.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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