The best times to visit Otavi for ideal weather are

April 2nd to July 8th

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



Other Otavi Travel Info

Weather in Otavi


Average temperatures in Otavi vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 53rd 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 Otavi, the hottest months are October, November, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late October where highs are regularly around 95°F (35°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.7°F (16.5°C) at night.

Otavi Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Otavi 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.

Otavi Perceived Temperature (F)


Otavi Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Otavi 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 88.6 74.4 63.4
Feb 87.4 73.2 61.9
Mar 85.7 72.2 60.9
Apr 83.2 67.9 54.1
May 80.8 66.2 48.3
Jun 76.7 61.4 41
Jul 76.6 59.5 40
Aug 83.5 65 45.2
Sep 90.7 72.5 53.1
Oct 94.1 77.5 59.8
Nov 93 76.9 62.7
Dec 90.3 76.2 63.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.4 23.6 17.4
Feb 30.8 22.9 16.6
Mar 29.8 22.3 16.1
Apr 28.4 19.9 12.3
May 27.1 19 9.1
Jun 24.8 16.3 5
Jul 24.8 15.3 4.4
Aug 28.6 18.3 7.3
Sep 32.6 22.5 11.7
Oct 34.5 25.3 15.4
Nov 33.9 24.9 17.1
Dec 32.4 24.6 17.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Otavi are June, July, 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 early to mid May. For example, on the week of May 7th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.

When can you find snow in Otavi? 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 Otavi.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 27% 0 4.2
Feb 25% 0 3.5
Mar 20% 0 3.4
Apr 8% 0 1.3
May 2% 0 0.3
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 4% 0 0.6
Nov 9% 0 1.5
Dec 20% 0 3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 27 0 10.7
Feb 25 0 8.9
Mar 20 0 8.6
Apr 8 0 3.3
May 2 0 0.8
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 4 0 1.5
Nov 9 0 3.8
Dec 20 0 7.6


Humidity and Wind

Otavi has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is September (13.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (55%).

Wind in Otavi is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by October and January. June’s average wind speed of around 4.3 knots (5 MPH or 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 October to early November where average top sustained speeds reach 8.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 4.1 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.9 Barely noticeable 7.9 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.7 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.8 Barely noticeable 7.9 Gentle breeze
May 4 Light breeze 7.3 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.3 Light breeze 7.6 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.1 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.9 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 4 Light breeze 8 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.1 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.9 Barely noticeable 8.2 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.9 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 51.5%
Feb 55%
Mar 54.9%
Apr 44.1%
May 31.8%
Jun 26.7%
Jul 26%
Aug 15.4%
Sep 13.3%
Oct 16.7%
Nov 30.2%
Dec 43.4%


Is it Safe to Travel to Otavi?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 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. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Otavi, 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 Otavi 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

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 55 in October means 55% of the tourists vs. September.



Overall Otavi Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.6°F (30.3°C) and 77.8°F (25.4°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 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 Otavi, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 95°F (35°C) and 88.7°F (31.5°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 3 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 Otavi to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91.6°F (33.1°C) and 86.5°F (30.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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