The best times to visit King Williams Town for ideal weather are

March 5th to June 3rd

or

September 3rd to December 9th

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

 

 


Other King Williams Town Travel Info

Weather in King Williams Town

Temperature

Average temperatures in King Williams Town vary 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 66th 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 King Williams Town, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early February where highs are regularly around 85°F (29.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62.3°F (16.8°C) at night.

King Williams Town Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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King Williams Town 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.

King Williams Town Perceived Temperature (F)

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King Williams Town Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average King Williams Town 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan83.869.261
Feb83.869.361.2
Mar82.667.759.2
Apr78.263.354.6
May75.86151.6
Jun7056.246.8
Jul69.955.646.2
Aug73.358.148
Sep75.459.148.9
Oct75.760.752.2
Nov77.862.954.1
Dec80.966.858.8

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan28.820.716.1
Feb28.820.716.2
Mar28.119.815.1
Apr25.717.412.6
May24.316.110.9
Jun21.113.48.2
Jul21.113.17.9
Aug22.914.58.9
Sep24.115.19.4
Oct24.315.911.2
Nov25.417.212.3
Dec27.219.314.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

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

When can you find snow in King Williams Town? 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 King Williams Town.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in King Williams Town (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan17%01.7
Feb13%01.7
Mar13%01.7
Apr12%01.5
May2%00.4
Jun6%00.7
Jul8%01.4
Aug7%00.8
Sep6%00.6
Oct12%01.6
Nov16%02.2
Dec17%02.4

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan1704.3
Feb1304.3
Mar1304.3
Apr1203.8
May201
Jun601.8
Jul803.6
Aug702
Sep601.5
Oct1204.1
Nov1605.6
Dec1706.1

 

Humidity and Wind

King Williams Town has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is June (47.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (70.2%).

Wind in King Williams Town is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by October and June. November’s average wind speed of around 9.8 knots (11.3 MPH or 18.2 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 October where average top sustained speeds reach 16 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in King Williams Town.

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan9.2Gentle breeze13.9Significant breeze
Feb8.9Gentle breeze13.7Significant breeze
Mar8.5Gentle breeze12.9Significant breeze
Apr8.1Gentle breeze12.4Significant breeze
May8Gentle breeze12.7Significant breeze
Jun9.5Gentle breeze14.8Significant breeze
Jul8.9Gentle breeze13.9Significant breeze
Aug9.3Gentle breeze14.8Significant breeze
Sep9.5Gentle breeze14.9Significant breeze
Oct9.7Gentle breeze14.7Significant breeze
Nov9.8Gentle breeze15Significant breeze
Dec9.2Gentle breeze14Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan69.8%
Feb70.2%
Mar67.3%
Apr61.1%
May54.6%
Jun47.7%
Jul48.9%
Aug49.7%
Sep53.9%
Oct65.8%
Nov65.9%
Dec69.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to King Williams Town?

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 King Williams Town, South Africa is September, followed by January 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 King Williams Town in March. 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 71.5 in March means 71.5% of the tourists vs. September.

 

 

Overall King Williams Town Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 84.6°F (29.2°C) and 72.6°F (22.6°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in King Williams Town, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 79.9°F (26.6°C) and 74.9°F (23.8°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 King Williams Town to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85°F (29.4°C) and 77.3°F (25.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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