The best times to visit Madikwe for ideal weather are
March 19th to June 3rd
July 9th to September 23rd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Madikwe Travel Guide
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Weather in Madikwe
Average temperatures in Madikwe vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of precipitation throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 54th 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 Madikwe, the hottest months are February, January, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early December where highs are regularly around 99.3°F (37.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.9°F (20.5°C) at night.
Madikwe Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Madikwe 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.
Madikwe Perceived Temperature (F)
Madikwe Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Madikwe 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 Madikwe 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 to mid February. For example, on the week of February 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.
When can you find snow in Madikwe? 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 Madikwe.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Madikwe (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
Madikwe has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is October (21.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (55.5%).
Wind in Madikwe is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and September. October’s average wind speed of around 7 knots (8 MPH or 12.9 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 where average top sustained speeds reach 12.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Madikwe.
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||5.5||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.5||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.9||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.5||Light breeze||7.9||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.3||Light breeze||7.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.9||Light breeze||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.3||Light breeze||8.7||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.6||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||6.2||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||7||Gentle breeze||11.4||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.7||Light breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||5.3||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Madikwe?
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 Madikwe, South Africa is April, followed by November and June. 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 Madikwe in February. 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 Madikwe Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 90.3°F (32.4°C) and 80.2°F (26.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow 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 the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Madikwe, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 99.3°F (37.4°C) and 82.3°F (27.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Madikwe to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 98.8°F (37.1°C) and 89.2°F (31.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.