The best times to visit Namibia for ideal weather are

March 26th to May 27th

or

August 20th 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 Namibia

Temperature

Average temperatures in Namibia vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 76th 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 Namibia, the hottest months are November, March, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early March where highs are regularly around 88.6°F (31.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67°F (19.4°C) at night.

Namibia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Namibia 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.

Namibia Perceived Temperature (F)

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Namibia Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Namibia 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 86.5 74.6 64.6
Feb 85 73.7 64.6
Mar 85.2 74.8 65.2
Apr 82.1 69.6 58.5
May 79.5 64.6 51
Jun 75.5 59.7 44.5
Jul 74.4 59.7 45.6
Aug 78.5 63.8 49.5
Sep 84 66.8 54.5
Oct 87 73.3 60
Nov 86.5 74.9 63.6
Dec 86.9 74.5 63.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.3 23.7 18.1
Feb 29.4 23.2 18.1
Mar 29.6 23.8 18.4
Apr 27.8 20.9 14.7
May 26.4 18.1 10.6
Jun 24.2 15.4 6.9
Jul 23.6 15.4 7.6
Aug 25.8 17.7 9.7
Sep 28.9 19.3 12.5
Oct 30.6 22.9 15.6
Nov 30.3 23.8 17.6
Dec 30.5 23.6 17.6


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Namibia are July, June, 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 to early June. For example, on the week of May 28th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early February with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of February 5th.

When can you find snow in Namibia? 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 Namibia.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 7% 0 1.2
Feb 7% 0 1
Mar 5% 0 0.8
Apr 2% 0 0.3
May 0% 0 0.1
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 1% 0 0.1
Nov 3% 0 0.5
Dec 6% 0 1.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 7 0 3
Feb 7 0 2.5
Mar 5 0 2
Apr 2 0 0.8
May 0 0 0.3
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 1 0 0.3
Nov 3 0 1.3
Dec 6 0 2.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Namibia has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (24.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (53.1%).

Wind in Namibia is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by September and January. November’s average wind speed of around 6.1 knots (7.1 MPH or 11.4 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 mid October where average top sustained speeds reach 11.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 5.7 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.2 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.5 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.5 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
May 4.2 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.8 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.4 Light breeze 9.9 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.1 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.8 Light breeze 10.7 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.6 Light breeze 10.4 Gentle breeze
Nov 6.1 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.7 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 47%
Feb 53.1%
Mar 48.3%
Apr 44.3%
May 34.3%
Jun 29.8%
Jul 28.2%
Aug 24.8%
Sep 25.9%
Oct 27.3%
Nov 35%
Dec 41.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Namibia?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Nov 02, 2018 there are travel warnings for Namibia; 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 Namibia is September, followed by April and August. 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 Namibia in October. 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 55 in October means 55% of the tourists vs. September.



Overall Namibia Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.5°F (30.3°C) and 76.9°F (24.9°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Namibia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 88.6°F (31.4°C) and 83.4°F (28.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 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 Namibia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.9°F (31.1°C) and 85°F (29.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: consistently 2 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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