The best times to visit Namibia for ideal weather are

March 26th to June 3rd

or

July 23rd to September 23rd

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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Namibia Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Namibia

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Namibia vary very little and are extremely temperate all year. The area is in the top 4 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. 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-to-mid-October where highs are regularly around 88.6°F (31.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59°F (15°C) at night.

    Namibia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Namibia Temperatures (Celsius)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    “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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    High
    Average
    Low

    Namibia Perceived Temperature (C)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

     

    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 precipitation in Namibia are February, January, and then December. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May to early June. For example, on the week of May 28th there are only 0 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early February with an average of 1.4 days with 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.

    Chance of Precipitation

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

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 14.3 0 0.04
    Feb 15.7 0 0.03
    Mar 11.4 0 0.02
    Apr 5.7 0 0.01
    May 1.4 0 0
    Jun 0 0 0
    Jul 0 0 0
    Aug 0 0 0
    Sep 1.4 0 0
    Oct 2.9 0 0
    Nov 7.1 0 0.02
    Dec 11.4 0 0.03

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 14.3 0 0.1
    Feb 15.7 0 0.08
    Mar 11.4 0 0.05
    Apr 5.7 0 0.03
    May 1.4 0 0
    Jun 0 0 0
    Jul 0 0 0
    Aug 0 0 0
    Sep 1.4 0 0
    Oct 2.9 0 0
    Nov 7.1 0 0.05
    Dec 11.4 0 0.08

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Namibia has far below average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is August (24.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (53.1%).

    Wind in Namibia is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by September and January. November’s average wind speed of around 6.1 knots (7 MPH or 11.3 KPH) is considered “light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late September 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.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 5.7 a light breeze 10.4 a gentle breeze
    Feb 5.2 a light breeze 9.5 a gentle breeze
    Mar 4.5 a light breeze 8.3 a gentle breeze
    Apr 4.5 a light breeze 8.4 a gentle breeze
    May 4.2 a light breeze 8.3 a gentle breeze
    Jun 4.8 a light breeze 9.3 a gentle breeze
    Jul 5.4 a light breeze 9.9 a gentle breeze
    Aug 5.1 a light breeze 9.5 a gentle breeze
    Sep 5.8 a light breeze 10.7 a gentle breeze
    Oct 5.6 a light breeze 10.4 a gentle breeze
    Nov 6.1 a light breeze 10.6 a gentle breeze
    Dec 5.7 a light breeze 10.5 a 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?

    As of 5/17/2017 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 April. 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

    Key
    Tourists Seeking Accommodations

    Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. 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 rare with 0 to 4 days of 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 slightly cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate 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 small amount: 0 to 2 days per month. Tourism is the slowest 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 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 noticeable amount: consistently 4 times per month. These times of year are busy with tourists.

     

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