The best times to visit Machadodorp for ideal weather are

January 1st to March 11th


September 10th to October 14th

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



Other Machadodorp Travel Info

Weather in Machadodorp


Average temperatures in Machadodorp vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 56th 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 Machadodorp, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early February where highs are regularly around 82.6°F (28.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.6°F (13.7°C) at night.

Machadodorp Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Machadodorp 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.

Machadodorp Perceived Temperature (F)


Machadodorp Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Machadodorp 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 75.1 63.6 55.9
Feb 76.2 63.4 55.6
Mar 73.6 61 53.4
Apr 69.8 55.3 46.1
May 71.1 54.1 40.8
Jun 64.3 47.7 34
Jul 64.1 47.8 34.6
Aug 69.8 53.6 39.2
Sep 75.2 59.2 45.5
Oct 77.4 60.4 48.3
Nov 76.3 61.2 51.1
Dec 76.3 63.4 54.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 23.9 17.6 13.3
Feb 24.6 17.4 13.1
Mar 23.1 16.1 11.9
Apr 21 12.9 7.8
May 21.7 12.3 4.9
Jun 17.9 8.7 1.1
Jul 17.8 8.8 1.4
Aug 21 12 4
Sep 24 15.1 7.5
Oct 25.2 15.8 9.1
Nov 24.6 16.2 10.6
Dec 24.6 17.4 12.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Machadodorp are May, June, and then August. 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 late November to early December with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of November 26th.

When can you find snow in Machadodorp? 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 Machadodorp.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 16% 0 3.2
Feb 21% 0 1.5
Mar 36% 0 7
Apr 18% 0 2.9
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 2% 0 0.1
Aug 2% 0 0.3
Sep 4% 0 0.3
Oct 15% 0 1.6
Nov 32% 0 3
Dec 27% 0 6.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 16 0 8.1
Feb 21 0 3.8
Mar 36 0 17.8
Apr 18 0 7.4
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 2 0 0.3
Aug 2 0 0.8
Sep 4 0 0.8
Oct 15 0 4.1
Nov 32 0 7.6
Dec 27 0 15.7


Humidity and Wind

Machadodorp has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is September (31.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (73.4%).

Wind in Machadodorp is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by October and February. November’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 early to mid October where average top sustained speeds reach 9.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 7.5 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.9 Light breeze 7.6 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.1 Light breeze 6.6 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.6 Barely noticeable 6.5 Light breeze
May 2.9 Barely noticeable 5.9 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.8 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.3 Barely noticeable 7 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.5 Barely noticeable 7.8 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.8 Light breeze 8 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.3 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.3 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.6 Light breeze 7.4 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 72.9%
Feb 71.4%
Mar 73.4%
Apr 65.4%
May 47%
Jun 41%
Jul 41%
Aug 34.5%
Sep 31.7%
Oct 52.4%
Nov 57.9%
Dec 69.9%


Is it Safe to Travel to Machadodorp?

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 Machadodorp, South Africa is August, followed by April and May. 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 Machadodorp in November. 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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 37.7 in November means 37.7% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Machadodorp Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 75.4°F (24.1°C) and 67.3°F (19.6°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 0 to 11 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 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 the second busiest season for tourism in Machadodorp, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 82.6°F (28.1°C) and 68.6°F (20.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 1 to 10 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Machadodorp to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 78.4°F (25.8°C) and 72.6°F (22.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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