The best times to visit Oudtshoorn for ideal weather are
March 5th to May 27th
September 3rd to December 2nd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Oudtshoorn Travel Guide
Other Oudtshoorn Travel Info
Weather in Oudtshoorn
Average temperatures in Oudtshoorn vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 54th 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 Oudtshoorn, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 102.1°F (38.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.5°F (18.6°C) at night.
Oudtshoorn Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Oudtshoorn 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.
Oudtshoorn Perceived Temperature (F)
Oudtshoorn Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Oudtshoorn 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 Oudtshoorn are January, February, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid March with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of March 19th.
When can you find snow in Oudtshoorn? 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 Oudtshoorn.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Oudtshoorn (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
Oudtshoorn has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is December (29.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (49.9%).
Wind in Oudtshoorn is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by November and October. December’s average wind speed of around 5.7 knots (6.6 MPH or 10.6 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 December where average top sustained speeds reach 10.4 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Oudtshoorn.
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||5.2||Light breeze||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.1||Light breeze||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.8||Light breeze||8.1||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||3.9||Barely noticeable||6.4||Light breeze|
|May||3.7||Barely noticeable||6.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||3.7||Barely noticeable||6.3||Light breeze|
|Jul||4.1||Light breeze||6.7||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.6||Light breeze||7.1||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.8||Light breeze||7.4||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||5.5||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.7||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||5.7||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Oudtshoorn?
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 Oudtshoorn, South Africa is July, followed by August and June. 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 Oudtshoorn in December. 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 Oudtshoorn Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 94.9°F (34.9°C) and 69.5°F (20.8°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 second 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 about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Oudtshoorn, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 95.1°F (35.1°C) and 76.6°F (24.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 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 Oudtshoorn to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 102.1°F (38.9°C) and 92.1°F (33.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.