The best times to visit Margate for ideal weather are

March 19th to August 26th

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



Other Margate Travel Info

Weather in Margate


Average temperatures in Margate vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 72nd 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 Margate, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early February where highs are regularly around 82.5°F (28.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 70.9°F (21.6°C) at night.

Margate Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Margate 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.

Margate Perceived Temperature (F)


Margate Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Margate 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 81 74 69.3
Feb 82.2 75 70.1
Mar 80.7 73.5 68.6
Apr 78.1 69.5 64
May 77.1 67.9 62.1
Jun 74.2 64.2 58.2
Jul 73.1 63.4 57.4
Aug 74.4 64.8 59
Sep 74.4 65.6 60.2
Oct 74.3 66.8 61.9
Nov 75.9 68.3 63.7
Dec 78.4 71.4 66.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 27.2 23.3 20.7
Feb 27.9 23.9 21.2
Mar 27.1 23.1 20.3
Apr 25.6 20.8 17.8
May 25.1 19.9 16.7
Jun 23.4 17.9 14.6
Jul 22.8 17.4 14.1
Aug 23.6 18.2 15
Sep 23.6 18.7 15.7
Oct 23.5 19.3 16.6
Nov 24.4 20.2 17.6
Dec 25.8 21.9 19.4



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Margate are July, May, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May to early June. For example, on the week of May 28th 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 2 days of significant precipitation the week of November 26th.

When can you find snow in Margate? 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 Margate.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 23% 0 4.6
Feb 19% 0 2.3
Mar 18% 0 5.1
Apr 17% 0 2.5
May 7% 0 1
Jun 7% 0 1.9
Jul 7% 0 1.4
Aug 10% 0 1.5
Sep 15% 0 4
Oct 27% 0 5
Nov 28% 0 4.5
Dec 27% 0 4.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 23 0 11.7
Feb 19 0 5.8
Mar 18 0 13
Apr 17 0 6.4
May 7 0 2.5
Jun 7 0 4.8
Jul 7 0 3.6
Aug 10 0 3.8
Sep 15 0 10.2
Oct 27 0 12.7
Nov 28 0 11.4
Dec 27 0 11.7


Humidity and Wind

Margate has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is June (51.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (75.3%).

Wind in Margate is usually moderate. The windiest month is September, followed by October and November. September’s average wind speed of around 7.8 knots (9 MPH or 14.5 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 September where average top sustained speeds reach 13.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 7.2 Gentle breeze 11 Significant breeze
Feb 6.9 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Mar 6.7 Light breeze 11 Significant breeze
Apr 6.8 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
May 6.3 Light breeze 9.7 Significant breeze
Jun 6.7 Light breeze 10.1 Gentle breeze
Jul 6.5 Light breeze 9.8 Significant breeze
Aug 7.5 Gentle breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Sep 7.8 Gentle breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Oct 7.7 Gentle breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Nov 7.5 Gentle breeze 11.7 Significant breeze
Dec 7.2 Gentle breeze 11.2 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 74.9%
Feb 72.8%
Mar 73.1%
Apr 66.7%
May 61.1%
Jun 51.1%
Jul 53.1%
Aug 58.7%
Sep 66.3%
Oct 72.7%
Nov 73.1%
Dec 75.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Margate?

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 Margate, 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 Margate 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

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 71.5 in March means 71.5% of the tourists vs. September.



Overall Margate Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 82.3°F (27.9°C) and 76°F (24.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 2 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Margate, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 76.6°F (24.8°C) and 73.7°F (23.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 9 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 perfect this time of year in Margate to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.5°F (28.1°C) and 77°F (25°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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