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.


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    Weather in Mbabane

    Temperature

    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)

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    Mbabane Temperatures (Celsius)

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    “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.

    Mbabane Perceived Temperature (F)

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    Mbabane Perceived Temperature (C)

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    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.

    Show Fahrenheit

    MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan84.176.867.2
    Feb84.777.467
    Mar83.575.965.4
    Apr7970.859.6
    May78.769.455.3
    Jun75.165.350.4
    Jul74.364.649.5
    Aug78.268.152.7
    Sep81.371.757.6
    Oct80.77260.4
    Nov81.673.663
    Dec82.875.665.9

    Show Celsius

    MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan28.924.919.6
    Feb29.325.219.4
    Mar28.624.418.6
    Apr26.121.615.3
    May25.920.812.9
    Jun23.918.510.2
    Jul23.518.19.7
    Aug25.720.111.5
    Sep27.422.114.2
    Oct27.122.215.8
    Nov27.623.117.2
    Dec28.224.218.8


     

    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.

    Chanceof Precipitation

    The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Mbabane.

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    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

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    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan28%07.3
    Feb22%03.9
    Mar19%04.2
    Apr18%03.2
    May4%00.8
    Jun5%00.5
    Jul3%00.4
    Aug5%00.7
    Sep11%02
    Oct21%03.1
    Nov28%05
    Dec30%05.9

    Show Centimeters

    MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan28018.5
    Feb2209.9
    Mar19010.7
    Apr1808.1
    May402
    Jun501.3
    Jul301
    Aug501.8
    Sep1105.1
    Oct2107.9
    Nov28012.7
    Dec30015

     

    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.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

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    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.

    MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
    Jan3Barely noticeable6.7Light breeze
    Feb2.9Barely noticeable6.7Light breeze
    Mar2.9Barely noticeable6.5Light breeze
    Apr2.8Barely noticeable6.4Light breeze
    May2.8Barely noticeable6.3Light breeze
    Jun3.5Barely noticeable7.4Gentle breeze
    Jul3.4Barely noticeable7.1Light breeze
    Aug3.7Barely noticeable7.8Gentle breeze
    Sep4Light breeze8.8Light breeze
    Oct3.9Barely noticeable8.5Gentle breeze
    Nov4Light breeze8.5Light breeze
    Dec3.3Barely noticeable7.2Gentle breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
    Jan63.8%
    Feb61.3%
    Mar60%
    Apr58.4%
    May46.7%
    Jun39.6%
    Jul40.5%
    Aug39.9%
    Sep46.6%
    Oct55.5%
    Nov61.2%
    Dec64.9%

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Mbabane?

    Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Aug 21, 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 Aug 14, 2019.


     

    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

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    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 slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 56.7 in February means 56.7% of the tourists vs. August.


    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.

     

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