The best times to visit Kirkwood for ideal weather are

April 2nd to June 3rd


September 3rd 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 Kirkwood Travel Info

Weather in Kirkwood


Average temperatures in Kirkwood vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout 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 Kirkwood, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 95.2°F (35.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62.5°F (16.9°C) at night.

Kirkwood Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Kirkwood 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.

Kirkwood Perceived Temperature (F)


Kirkwood Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Kirkwood 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 92.7 73.6 61
Feb 89.5 71.8 60
Mar 89.3 69.7 57.4
Apr 79.8 62 50
May 78.6 59.8 47.1
Jun 73.7 53.9 39
Jul 75 55.9 40.9
Aug 76.4 58.8 46.8
Sep 79.2 61.1 48.1
Oct 82 63.7 50.4
Nov 84.6 65.4 53.1
Dec 89.1 70.8 59.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 33.7 23.1 16.1
Feb 31.9 22.1 15.6
Mar 31.8 20.9 14.1
Apr 26.6 16.7 10
May 25.9 15.4 8.4
Jun 23.2 12.2 3.9
Jul 23.9 13.3 4.9
Aug 24.7 14.9 8.2
Sep 26.2 16.2 8.9
Oct 27.8 17.6 10.2
Nov 29.2 18.6 11.7
Dec 31.7 21.6 15.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kirkwood are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early April with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of April 2nd.

When can you find snow in Kirkwood? 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 Kirkwood.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 4% 0 0.2
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 2% 0 0.3
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 4 0 0.5
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 2 0 0.8
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0


Humidity and Wind

Kirkwood has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is July (52.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (66.5%).

Wind in Kirkwood is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and December. October’s average wind speed of around 5.3 knots (6.1 MPH or 9.8 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late December where average top sustained speeds reach 10.7 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 4.9 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.8 Light breeze 9.4 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.7 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.8 Barely noticeable 6.7 Light breeze
May 4 Light breeze 6.9 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.8 Barely noticeable 6.5 Light breeze
Jul 4.2 Light breeze 7 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.2 Light breeze 7.2 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.6 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.3 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.2 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.2 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 55.8%
Feb 60.9%
Mar 60.5%
Apr 66.5%
May 64.7%
Jun 56.3%
Jul 52.6%
Aug 64.5%
Sep 59.8%
Oct 57.7%
Nov 57.7%
Dec 57.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Kirkwood?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Nov 30, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Kirkwood, 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 Kirkwood 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

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 Kirkwood Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 92.9°F (33.8°C) and 75.7°F (24.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 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 moderate precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Kirkwood, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 91.2°F (32.9°C) and 77.8°F (25.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 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 Kirkwood to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 95.2°F (35.1°C) and 85.8°F (29.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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