The best times to visit Mbabane for ideal weather are
April 16th 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.
Mbabane Travel Guide
Weather in Mbabane
Average temperatures in Mbabane vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 63rd 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 Mbabane, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid January where highs are regularly around 85.5°F (29.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.4°F (19.7°C) at night.
Mbabane Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Mbabane 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.
Mbabane Perceived Temperature (F)
Mbabane Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Mbabane 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 Mbabane are July, May, 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 late May. For example, on the week of May 21st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid January with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 15th.
When can you find snow in Mbabane? 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Mbabane.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Mbabane (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
Mbabane has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is June (39.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (64.9%).
Wind in Mbabane is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is September, followed by November and October. September’s average wind speed of around 4 knots (4.6 MPH or 7.4 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 late August to early September where average top sustained speeds reach 9.5 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Mbabane.
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||3||Barely noticeable||6.7||Light breeze|
|Feb||2.9||Barely noticeable||6.7||Light breeze|
|Mar||2.9||Barely noticeable||6.5||Light breeze|
|Apr||2.8||Barely noticeable||6.4||Light breeze|
|May||2.8||Barely noticeable||6.3||Light breeze|
|Jun||3.5||Barely noticeable||7.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||3.4||Barely noticeable||7.1||Light breeze|
|Aug||3.7||Barely noticeable||7.8||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4||Light breeze||8.8||Light breeze|
|Oct||3.9||Barely noticeable||8.5||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4||Light breeze||8.5||Light breeze|
|Dec||3.3||Barely noticeable||7.2||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Mbabane?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Mar 17, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Eswatini; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 05, 2018.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Mbabane, Swaziland is August, followed by June and March. 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 Mbabane 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 Mbabane Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 83.9°F (28.8°C) and 77.4°F (25.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second 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 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Mbabane, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 82.8°F (28.2°C) and 78.4°F (25.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 8 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 Mbabane to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.5°F (29.7°C) and 80.6°F (27°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.