The best times to visit Kimberley for ideal weather are

February 26th 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.



Other Kimberley Travel Info

Weather in Kimberley


Average temperatures in Kimberley vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 47th 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 Kimberley, 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 94.8°F (34.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62°F (16.7°C) at night.

Kimberley Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Kimberley Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Kimberley Perceived Temperature (F)


Kimberley Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Kimberley 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 93.1 76.2 62.6
Feb 91.1 74.5 61.6
Mar 87.9 71.2 57.9
Apr 80 62.6 48.6
May 75.7 57.5 42.8
Jun 67.9 49.7 35.1
Jul 68.5 50.1 34.7
Aug 74.3 55.8 39.4
Sep 82.2 62.6 45.1
Oct 86.9 68.3 51.8
Nov 90 71.5 55.2
Dec 93.2 75.4 60.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 33.9 24.6 17
Feb 32.8 23.6 16.4
Mar 31.1 21.8 14.4
Apr 26.7 17 9.2
May 24.3 14.2 6
Jun 19.9 9.8 1.7
Jul 20.3 10.1 1.5
Aug 23.5 13.2 4.1
Sep 27.9 17 7.3
Oct 30.5 20.2 11
Nov 32.2 21.9 12.9
Dec 34 24.1 15.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kimberley 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 to mid July. For example, on the week of July 9th 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 Kimberley? 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 Kimberley.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kimberley (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 19% 0 3.4
Feb 19% 0 2.7
Mar 11% 0 1.3
Apr 13% 0 1.8
May 6% 0 1.1
Jun 4% 0 0.7
Jul 1% 0 0.2
Aug 0% 0 0.1
Sep 2% 0 0.1
Oct 9% 0 1.3
Nov 14% 0 2.1
Dec 14% 0 1.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 19 0 8.6
Feb 19 0 6.9
Mar 11 0 3.3
Apr 13 0 4.6
May 6 0 2.8
Jun 4 0 1.8
Jul 1 0 0.5
Aug 0 0 0.3
Sep 2 0 0.3
Oct 9 0 3.3
Nov 14 0 5.3
Dec 14 0 4.8


Humidity and Wind

Kimberley has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is September (17.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (41.1%).

Wind in Kimberley is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by December and October. November’s average wind speed of around 8.7 knots (10 MPH or 16.2 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 late November to early December where average top sustained speeds reach 15.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 8.2 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Feb 7.2 Gentle breeze 12.6 Significant breeze
Mar 6.6 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Apr 5.6 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
May 5.9 Light breeze 10.1 Significant breeze
Jun 6 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 6.5 Light breeze 11.3 Significant breeze
Aug 8.1 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Sep 7.4 Gentle breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Oct 8.3 Gentle breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Nov 8.7 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
Dec 8.4 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 36.1%
Feb 40.1%
Mar 40.6%
Apr 41.1%
May 36.8%
Jun 39.3%
Jul 31.1%
Aug 22.9%
Sep 17.4%
Oct 22.1%
Nov 24.4%
Dec 30.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Kimberley?

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 Kimberley, 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 Kimberley 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

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 75 in December means 75% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall Kimberley Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 90.2°F (32.3°C) and 72.9°F (22.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 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 Kimberley, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 92.7°F (33.7°C) and 81.3°F (27.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 4 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 Kimberley to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 94.8°F (34.9°C) and 90.2°F (32.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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