The best times to visit Phuthaditjhaba for ideal weather are

March 5th to April 15th

or

August 27th to December 9th

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 Phuthaditjhaba

Temperature

Average temperatures in Phuthaditjhaba vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 48th 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 Phuthaditjhaba, the hottest months are December, January, and then February. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late December where highs are regularly around 85.5°F (29.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58°F (14.4°C) at night.

Phuthaditjhaba Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Phuthaditjhaba 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.

Phuthaditjhaba Perceived Temperature (F)

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Phuthaditjhaba Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Phuthaditjhaba 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 83 67 56.9
Feb 83.6 66.8 56.1
Mar 81.6 64.2 53.1
Apr 76.3 57.9 46
May 74.4 54.2 40.5
Jun 68.1 47.6 34.1
Jul 68.6 47.9 34
Aug 73.7 53.9 38.8
Sep 79 61.1 45.4
Oct 79.7 62.1 49.4
Nov 82 64.5 52.3
Dec 84.1 67.1 55.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 28.3 19.4 13.8
Feb 28.7 19.3 13.4
Mar 27.6 17.9 11.7
Apr 24.6 14.4 7.8
May 23.6 12.3 4.7
Jun 20.1 8.7 1.2
Jul 20.3 8.8 1.1
Aug 23.2 12.2 3.8
Sep 26.1 16.2 7.4
Oct 26.5 16.7 9.7
Nov 27.8 18.1 11.3
Dec 28.9 19.5 13.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Phuthaditjhaba are July, May, 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 June. For example, on the week of June 11th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Phuthaditjhaba? 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 Phuthaditjhaba.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 34% 0 6.2
Feb 28% 0 5
Mar 27% 0 4.1
Apr 17% 0 2.2
May 3% 0 0.3
Jun 4% 0 0.4
Jul 2% 0 0.2
Aug 3% 0 0.4
Sep 7% 0 0.8
Oct 20% 0 2.7
Nov 25% 0 3.1
Dec 37% 0 4.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 34 0 15.7
Feb 28 0 12.7
Mar 27 0 10.4
Apr 17 0 5.6
May 3 0 0.8
Jun 4 0 1
Jul 2 0 0.5
Aug 3 0 1
Sep 7 0 2
Oct 20 0 6.9
Nov 25 0 7.9
Dec 37 0 12.4

 

Humidity and Wind

Phuthaditjhaba has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (33.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (64.1%).

Wind in Phuthaditjhaba is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is September, followed by November and August. September’s average wind speed of around 4.1 knots (4.7 MPH or 7.6 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 mid to late September where average top sustained speeds reach 8.7 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 2.6 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze
Feb 2.4 Barely noticeable 5.1 Light breeze
Mar 2.2 Barely noticeable 5 Light breeze
Apr 2.4 Barely noticeable 5.1 Light breeze
May 2.9 Barely noticeable 5.7 Light breeze
Jun 3.3 Barely noticeable 6.5 Light breeze
Jul 3.2 Barely noticeable 6.5 Light breeze
Aug 3.7 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.1 Light breeze 7.8 Light breeze
Oct 3.5 Barely noticeable 6.7 Light breeze
Nov 4 Light breeze 7.5 Light breeze
Dec 3.3 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 64.1%
Feb 62.2%
Mar 62.6%
Apr 57.1%
May 46%
Jun 41.3%
Jul 38.1%
Aug 33.8%
Sep 33.8%
Oct 49.1%
Nov 50.6%
Dec 57.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Phuthaditjhaba?

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 Phuthaditjhaba, South Africa is July, followed by June 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 Phuthaditjhaba in November. 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 46.9 in November means 46.9% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Phuthaditjhaba Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 82.7°F (28.2°C) and 71.6°F (22°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 1 to 8 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 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Phuthaditjhaba, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 84.2°F (29°C) and 78°F (25.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 8 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 Phuthaditjhaba to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.5°F (29.7°C) and 81.2°F (27.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 8 to 11 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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