The best times to visit Lubango for ideal weather are

June 11th to September 30th

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 Lubango

Temperature

Average temperatures in Lubango vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 57th 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 Lubango, the hottest months are March, April, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid March where highs are regularly around 88.4°F (31.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 81°F (27.2°C) at night.

Lubango Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Lubango 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.

Lubango Perceived Temperature (F)

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Lubango Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Lubango 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 84.5 81.1 74.5
Feb 85.1 82 75.6
Mar 87.3 84 78.3
Apr 86 82.8 76.6
May 83.3 80.3 74
Jun 76.1 73.2 67.5
Jul 73.7 70.3 64.8
Aug 74.8 71.6 65.6
Sep 76.3 73.1 67.5
Oct 80.7 77.5 71.9
Nov 84.6 81.5 76.2
Dec 85.1 82.2 75.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29.2 27.3 23.6
Feb 29.5 27.8 24.2
Mar 30.7 28.9 25.7
Apr 30 28.2 24.8
May 28.5 26.8 23.3
Jun 24.5 22.9 19.7
Jul 23.2 21.3 18.2
Aug 23.8 22 18.7
Sep 24.6 22.8 19.7
Oct 27.1 25.3 22.2
Nov 29.2 27.5 24.6
Dec 29.5 27.9 24.3


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Lubango 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 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 mid February with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of February 19th.

When can you find snow in Lubango? 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Lubango.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Lubango (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 4% 0 0.3
Feb 4% 0 0.5
Mar 4% 0 0.4
Apr 2% 0 0.2
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 2% 0 0.2
Nov 4% 0 0.6
Dec 5% 0 0.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 4 0 0.8
Feb 4 0 1.3
Mar 4 0 1
Apr 2 0 0.5
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 2 0 0.5
Nov 4 0 1.5
Dec 5 0 2.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Lubango has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is January (59.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (71.3%).

Wind in Lubango is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by October and January. November’s average wind speed of around 7.6 knots (8.7 MPH or 14 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 to early November where average top sustained speeds reach 16.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 7.5 Gentle breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Feb 7.2 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze
Mar 7.4 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Apr 6.7 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
May 6.4 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Jun 5.9 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.2 Light breeze 10.3 Significant breeze
Aug 5.8 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Sep 6.4 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Oct 7.5 Gentle breeze 13.2 Significant breeze
Nov 7.6 Gentle breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Dec 7.3 Gentle breeze 13 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 59.9%
Feb 61.7%
Mar 65.5%
Apr 66.4%
May 71.3%
Jun 68%
Jul 69.6%
Aug 67.4%
Sep 66.7%
Oct 66.8%
Nov 65.7%
Dec 63.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Lubango?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Jan 18, 2018 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Angola; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Lubango, Angola is October, followed by June and April. 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 Lubango in January. 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 62.2 in January means 62.2% of the tourists vs. October.


Overall Lubango Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.4°F (31.3°C) and 79.9°F (26.6°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 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Lubango, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 85.1°F (29.5°C) and 74.6°F (23.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Lubango to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 86.6°F (30.3°C) and 83.2°F (28.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 1 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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