The best times to visit Middelburg for ideal weather are

March 5th to April 22nd

or

September 3rd to October 21st

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 Middelburg

Temperature

Average temperatures in Middelburg vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 59th 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 Middelburg, the hottest months are February, December, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid February where highs are regularly around 86.1°F (30.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.8°F (15.4°C) at night.

Middelburg Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Middelburg 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.

Middelburg Perceived Temperature (F)

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Middelburg Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Middelburg 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.

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Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 82 68.6 59.7
Feb 83.9 69.1 58.8
Mar 80.6 66.2 56.4
Apr 76.7 61.6 50.7
May 74.5 58.4 45.8
Jun 68.6 52.6 40.3
Jul 68.4 52.1 39.3
Aug 73.6 57.2 43.6
Sep 81.4 64.4 50.5
Oct 81.8 65.9 53.8
Nov 81.3 66.6 55.8
Dec 82.3 68.8 59.3

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 27.8 20.3 15.4
Feb 28.8 20.6 14.9
Mar 27 19 13.6
Apr 24.8 16.4 10.4
May 23.6 14.7 7.7
Jun 20.3 11.4 4.6
Jul 20.2 11.2 4.1
Aug 23.1 14 6.4
Sep 27.4 18 10.3
Oct 27.7 18.8 12.1
Nov 27.4 19.2 13.2
Dec 27.9 20.4 15.2

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Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Middelburg are July, August, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid May. For example, on the week of May 14th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 3rd.

When can you find snow in Middelburg? 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 Middelburg.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

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Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 29% 0 5.1
Feb 18% 0 2.3
Mar 20% 0 3.1
Apr 12% 0 1.2
May 2% 0 0.3
Jun 3% 0 0.2
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 1% 0 0.2
Sep 3% 0 0.4
Oct 24% 0 3.9
Nov 23% 0 4.2
Dec 27% 0 4.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 29 0 13
Feb 18 0 5.8
Mar 20 0 7.9
Apr 12 0 3
May 2 0 0.8
Jun 3 0 0.5
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 1 0 0.5
Sep 3 0 1
Oct 24 0 9.9
Nov 23 0 10.7
Dec 27 0 11.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Middelburg has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (31.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (64.9%).

Wind in Middelburg is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and September. October’s average wind speed of around 6.8 knots (7.8 MPH or 12.5 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 early to mid October where average top sustained speeds reach 10.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 5.3 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.8 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.3 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Apr 5 Light breeze 7.9 Gentle breeze
May 4.4 Light breeze 7.3 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.9 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.9 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.8 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 6.1 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Oct 6.8 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 6.6 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.2 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 64.9%
Feb 56.8%
Mar 59.1%
Apr 53.9%
May 42.3%
Jun 40.5%
Jul 35.9%
Aug 31.8%
Sep 32.9%
Oct 47%
Nov 54.3%
Dec 61%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Middelburg?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 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


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Middelburg, South Africa is August, followed by April and May. 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 Middelburg in November. 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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 37.7 in November means 37.7% of the tourists vs. August.


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Overall Middelburg Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 81.7°F (27.6°C) and 71.7°F (22.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the 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 cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Middelburg, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 84.3°F (29.1°C) and 79°F (26.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 1 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Middelburg to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 86.1°F (30.1°C) and 79.8°F (26.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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