The best times to visit McGregor for ideal weather are

April 9th to May 27th


September 17th to December 9th

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



Other McGregor Travel Info

Weather in McGregor


Average temperatures in McGregor vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 60th 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 McGregor, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early January where highs are regularly around 94.6°F (34.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.9°F (16.6°C) at night.

McGregor Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


McGregor 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.

McGregor Perceived Temperature (F)


McGregor Perceived Temperature (C)



Average McGregor 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 93.8 73.9 61.5
Feb 91.1 72.5 61.1
Mar 89.2 70.1 58.5
Apr 82.2 63.3 52.1
May 76.3 58.3 47.6
Jun 69.6 53.3 43.3
Jul 69.2 52.1 41.9
Aug 72.1 54.3 43.5
Sep 76.2 58.1 46.2
Oct 80.6 63.3 51.8
Nov 84.5 66.1 53.5
Dec 89.3 70.8 59.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 34.3 23.3 16.4
Feb 32.8 22.5 16.2
Mar 31.8 21.2 14.7
Apr 27.9 17.4 11.2
May 24.6 14.6 8.7
Jun 20.9 11.8 6.3
Jul 20.7 11.2 5.5
Aug 22.3 12.4 6.4
Sep 24.6 14.5 7.9
Oct 27 17.4 11
Nov 29.2 18.9 11.9
Dec 31.8 21.6 15.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in McGregor are January, December, and then September. 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 January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May to early June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 28th.

When can you find snow in McGregor? 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 McGregor.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 3% 0 0.3
Feb 8% 0 1
Mar 6% 0 0.7
Apr 9% 0 1.1
May 9% 0 0.8
Jun 15% 0 2.6
Jul 11% 0 1.2
Aug 10% 0 1.2
Sep 6% 0 0.6
Oct 8% 0 1
Nov 8% 0 1.2
Dec 3% 0 0.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 0 0.8
Feb 8 0 2.5
Mar 6 0 1.8
Apr 9 0 2.8
May 9 0 2
Jun 15 0 6.6
Jul 11 0 3
Aug 10 0 3
Sep 6 0 1.5
Oct 8 0 2.5
Nov 8 0 3
Dec 3 0 0.8


Humidity and Wind

McGregor has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is November (45.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (59.3%).

Wind in McGregor is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by September and December. November’s average wind speed of around 4.8 knots (5.5 MPH or 8.8 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 late May to early June where average top sustained speeds reach 9.2 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 4.4 Light breeze 7.7 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.3 Light breeze 7.6 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.7 Barely noticeable 6.8 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.4 Barely noticeable 6.2 Light breeze
May 3.7 Barely noticeable 6.7 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.9 Barely noticeable 6.8 Light breeze
Jul 3.6 Barely noticeable 6.4 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.1 Light breeze 7.1 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.7 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.4 Light breeze 7.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.8 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.6 Light breeze 7.9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 45.7%
Feb 48.3%
Mar 51.1%
Apr 52.4%
May 54.5%
Jun 58.3%
Jul 59.3%
Aug 56%
Sep 50.1%
Oct 51.2%
Nov 45.3%
Dec 47.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to McGregor?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Nov 30, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in McGregor, South Africa is January, followed by February and November. 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 McGregor in June. 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 65.4 in June means 65.4% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall McGregor Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 93.6°F (34.2°C) and 70.2°F (21.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 3 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 cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 3 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in McGregor, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 87.6°F (30.9°C) and 74.6°F (23.7°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: approximately 2 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 McGregor to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 94.6°F (34.8°C) and 86.8°F (30.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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