The best times to visit Lubango for ideal weather are

February 26th to August 12th

or

October 29th to February 11th

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

 


Lubango Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Lubango

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Lubango vary very little and are temperate for about half of the year. The area is in the top 48 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Lubango, the hottest months are October, September, and then August. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early October where highs are regularly around 86°F (30°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.9°F (19.4°C) at night.

    Lubango Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

    Lubango Temperatures (Celsius)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

    “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)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

    Lubango Perceived Temperature (C)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

     

    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 78.7 71.8 61.7
    Feb 79.1 71.5 60.9
    Mar 76.7 71.1 64
    Apr 78 72.4 64.1
    May 78.9 72.7 61.7
    Jun 75.7 69.3 57.3
    Jul 77.6 70.9 58.8
    Aug 80.9 74.5 62.6
    Sep 84.1 77.2 63.4
    Oct 84.9 77.9 64.8
    Nov 79.7 73.5 64.7
    Dec 78.2 72.2 63.3

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 25.9 22.1 16.5
    Feb 26.2 21.9 16.1
    Mar 24.8 21.7 17.8
    Apr 25.6 22.4 17.8
    May 26.1 22.6 16.5
    Jun 24.3 20.7 14.1
    Jul 25.3 21.6 14.9
    Aug 27.2 23.6 17
    Sep 28.9 25.1 17.4
    Oct 29.4 25.5 18.2
    Nov 26.5 23.1 18.2
    Dec 25.7 22.3 17.4

     
    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 Lubango.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 15.7 0 0.11
    Feb 8.6 0 0.02
    Mar 5.7 0 0.01
    Apr 7.1 0 0.01
    May 0 0 0
    Jun 0 0 0
    Jul 0 0 0
    Aug 1.4 0 0
    Sep 0 0 0
    Oct 8.6 0 0.03
    Nov 21.4 0 0.12
    Dec 18.6 0 0.11

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 15.7 0 0.28
    Feb 8.6 0 0.05
    Mar 5.7 0 0.03
    Apr 7.1 0 0.03
    May 0 0 0
    Jun 0 0 0
    Jul 0 0 0
    Aug 1.4 0 0
    Sep 0 0 0
    Oct 8.6 0 0.08
    Nov 21.4 0 0.3
    Dec 18.6 0 0.28
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    Humidity and Wind

    Lubango has far below average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is June (17% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (58.7%).

    Wind in Lubango is usually moderate. The windiest month is September, followed by February and August. September’s average wind speed of around 9.9 knots (11.4 MPH or 18.3 KPH) is considered “gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early-to-mid-August where average top sustained speeds reach 19.5 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 7.7 a gentle breeze 12.5 a moderate breeze
    Feb 9.6 a gentle breeze 14.4 a moderate breeze
    Mar 6.9 a light breeze 11.6 a moderate breeze
    Apr 7.6 a gentle breeze 11.9 a moderate breeze
    May 7.7 a gentle breeze 12.8 a moderate breeze
    Jun 8.5 a gentle breeze 13.1 a moderate breeze
    Jul 8.3 a gentle breeze 13.6 a moderate breeze
    Aug 9.1 a gentle breeze 15 a moderate breeze
    Sep 9.9 a gentle breeze 15.9 a moderate breeze
    Oct 9 a gentle breeze 14.7 a moderate breeze
    Nov 8.3 a gentle breeze 14 a moderate breeze
    Dec 7.5 a gentle breeze 11.5 a moderate breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 50.1
    Feb 42
    Mar 58.7
    Apr 38.1
    May 22.7
    Jun 17
    Jul 18
    Aug 17
    Sep 20.6
    Oct 28
    Nov 53.6
    Dec 53.7

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Lubango?

    As of 6/15/2017 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.
     

    Overall Lubango Travel Experience by Season

    Fall (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 80°F (26.7°C) and 74.6°F (23.7°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Fall is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

    Winter (June through August)

    The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Lubango, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Spring (September through November)

    Spring daily highs range from 86°F (30°C) and 78.2°F (25.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally 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 84.3°F (29.1°C) and 75.1°F (23.9°C). These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.