The best times to visit Paarl for ideal weather are

March 26th to June 3rd


August 6th to October 28th

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



Other Paarl Travel Info

Weather in Paarl


Average temperatures in Paarl vary greatly. 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 more temperate than most — in the 61st 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 Paarl, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late February and early March where highs are regularly around 94.8°F (34.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.8°F (19.3°C) at night.

Paarl Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Paarl 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.

Paarl Perceived Temperature (F)


Paarl Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Paarl 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 91.9 75.5 64.3
Feb 91.2 75.3 63.6
Mar 87.8 71.7 61.1
Apr 84.5 67.4 56.3
May 75 60.3 51.6
Jun 67.5 53.3 44.5
Jul 66.2 52.7 44.1
Aug 70.8 57.6 49.4
Sep 74.6 59.9 50.2
Oct 83.4 67.8 56.5
Nov 86.8 71.4 60.7
Dec 89.8 74.5 63.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 33.3 24.2 17.9
Feb 32.9 24.1 17.6
Mar 31 22.1 16.2
Apr 29.2 19.7 13.5
May 23.9 15.7 10.9
Jun 19.7 11.8 6.9
Jul 19 11.5 6.7
Aug 21.6 14.2 9.7
Sep 23.7 15.5 10.1
Oct 28.6 19.9 13.6
Nov 30.4 21.9 15.9
Dec 32.1 23.6 17.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Paarl are February, October, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd 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 4 days of significant precipitation the week of May 28th.

When can you find snow in Paarl? 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 Paarl.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 10% 0 1.4
Feb 0% 0 0.1
Mar 8% 0 1
Apr 5% 0 0.8
May 27% 0 3.3
Jun 33% 0 6.8
Jul 23% 0 6
Aug 22% 0 3.9
Sep 10% 0 1.2
Oct 3% 0 0.2
Nov 19% 0 1.7
Dec 4% 0 0.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 10 0 3.6
Feb 0 0 0.3
Mar 8 0 2.5
Apr 5 0 2
May 27 0 8.4
Jun 33 0 17.3
Jul 23 0 15.2
Aug 22 0 9.9
Sep 10 0 3
Oct 3 0 0.5
Nov 19 0 4.3
Dec 4 0 1


Humidity and Wind

Paarl has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is November (39.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (64.9%).

Wind in Paarl is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is December, followed by November and February. December’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 mid December 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 Paarl.

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 3.9 Barely noticeable 8.5 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.1 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.6 Barely noticeable 7.6 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.2 Barely noticeable 6.9 Light breeze
May 2.4 Barely noticeable 4.8 Gentle breeze
Jun 2.3 Barely noticeable 4.5 Light breeze
Jul 2.7 Barely noticeable 5.3 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.2 Barely noticeable 5.8 Light breeze
Sep 3.4 Barely noticeable 6.4 Gentle breeze
Oct 3.9 Barely noticeable 7.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.3 Light breeze 7.9 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.3 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 43.9%
Feb 39.7%
Mar 46.2%
Apr 43.1%
May 60.9%
Jun 64.9%
Jul 63.4%
Aug 62.2%
Sep 54.3%
Oct 43.6%
Nov 39.6%
Dec 41.3%


Is it Safe to Travel to Paarl?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Nov 30, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Paarl, 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 Paarl 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

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 somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 65.4 in June means 65.4% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall Paarl Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 93.3°F (34.1°C) and 64.7°F (18.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 8 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 7 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Paarl, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 92.2°F (33.4°C) and 71.1°F (21.7°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 6 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 Paarl to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 94.8°F (34.9°C) and 87°F (30.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.


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