The best times to visit Montagu 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.
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Weather in Montagu
Average temperatures in Montagu 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 Montagu, 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.
Montagu Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Montagu 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.
Montagu Perceived Temperature (F)
Montagu Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Montagu 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 Montagu 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 Montagu? 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 Montagu.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Montagu (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
Montagu 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 Montagu 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 Montagu.
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||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|
Is it Safe to Travel to Montagu?
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 Montagu, 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 Montagu 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
Overall Montagu 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 Montagu, 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 Montagu 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.