The best times to visit Kokstad for ideal weather are
January 8th to April 22nd
October 22nd to December 30th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Kokstad Travel Guide
Other Kokstad Travel Info
Weather in Kokstad
Average temperatures in Kokstad vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice 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 Kokstad, 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 84.9°F (29.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55.5°F (13.1°C) at night.
Kokstad Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Kokstad 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.
Kokstad Perceived Temperature (F)
Kokstad Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Kokstad 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 Kokstad are May, June, 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 late March. For example, on the week of March 26th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 19th.
When can you find snow in Kokstad? 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 Kokstad.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kokstad (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
Kokstad has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is June (32.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (61.8%).
Wind in Kokstad is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by August and October. November’s average wind speed of around 5.7 knots (6.5 MPH or 10.5 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 May to early June where average top sustained speeds reach 12.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kokstad.
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||4.7||Light breeze||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.4||Light breeze||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.2||Light breeze||7.9||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.2||Light breeze||7.9||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.5||Light breeze||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.2||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.2||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.6||Light breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.2||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||5.6||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.7||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||5.1||Light breeze||9.9||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Kokstad?
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 Kokstad, 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 Kokstad 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
Overall Kokstad Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 82.2°F (27.9°C) and 70.4°F (21.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 6 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 fairly slow season for tourism in Kokstad, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 80.8°F (27.1°C) and 71.1°F (21.7°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 6 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 somewhat cool this time of year in Kokstad to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 84.9°F (29.4°C) and 77.2°F (25.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.