The best times to visit Piet Retief for ideal weather are

March 19th to May 27th


August 6th to October 7th

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



Other Piet Retief Travel Info

Weather in Piet Retief


Average temperatures in Piet Retief vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 71st 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 Piet Retief, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January and early February where highs are regularly around 82.3°F (27.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.8°F (15.4°C) at night.

Piet Retief Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Piet Retief 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.

Piet Retief Perceived Temperature (F)


Piet Retief Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Piet Retief 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 76.9 65.7 59.2
Feb 77.8 65.8 58.8
Mar 78.1 65.7 58.2
Apr 75 61.8 54.1
May 74.2 61 52.5
Jun 68.7 55.4 47.6
Jul 68.9 55.1 46.4
Aug 73.3 58.4 49
Sep 75.7 61.3 51
Oct 73.8 61 53
Nov 76.7 63 55.7
Dec 78 65.2 57.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 24.9 18.7 15.1
Feb 25.4 18.8 14.9
Mar 25.6 18.7 14.6
Apr 23.9 16.6 12.3
May 23.4 16.1 11.4
Jun 20.4 13 8.7
Jul 20.5 12.8 8
Aug 22.9 14.7 9.4
Sep 24.3 16.3 10.6
Oct 23.2 16.1 11.7
Nov 24.8 17.2 13.2
Dec 25.6 18.4 14.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Piet Retief are July, August, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid November with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of November 12th.

When can you find snow in Piet Retief? 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 Piet Retief.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 34% 0 4.1
Feb 23% 0 4.2
Mar 21% 0 3
Apr 8% 0 0.7
May 4% 0 0.6
Jun 11% 0 1.1
Jul 0% 0 0.1
Aug 3% 0 0.3
Sep 14% 0 1.2
Oct 25% 0 3.1
Nov 35% 0 7.3
Dec 28% 0 4.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 34 0 10.4
Feb 23 0 10.7
Mar 21 0 7.6
Apr 8 0 1.8
May 4 0 1.5
Jun 11 0 2.8
Jul 0 0 0.3
Aug 3 0 0.8
Sep 14 0 3
Oct 25 0 7.9
Nov 35 0 18.5
Dec 28 0 10.4


Humidity and Wind

Piet Retief has some extremely humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (44.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (81.9%).

Wind in Piet Retief is usually calm. The windiest month is September, followed by August and October. September’s average wind speed of around 6.6 knots (7.6 MPH or 12.2 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 September where average top sustained speeds reach 12.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 4.7 Light breeze 7.2 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.6 Light breeze 7.3 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.2 Light breeze 6.6 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.3 Light breeze 6.9 Light breeze
May 4.6 Light breeze 7.2 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.4 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.3 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Aug 6.3 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Sep 6.6 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.7 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.6 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.1 Light breeze 7.9 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 81.9%
Feb 76.6%
Mar 73.3%
Apr 69.1%
May 47.2%
Jun 51.1%
Jul 44.1%
Aug 46.6%
Sep 52.8%
Oct 70.7%
Nov 78.3%
Dec 76.5%


Is it Safe to Travel to Piet Retief?

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 Piet Retief, South Africa is August, followed by June and March. 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 Piet Retief in February. 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 56.7 in February means 56.7% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Piet Retief Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 79.1°F (26.2°C) and 68.9°F (20.5°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 7 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Piet Retief, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 82.3°F (27.9°C) and 70.5°F (21.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 10 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow 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 Piet Retief to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 80.2°F (26.8°C) and 73.9°F (23.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 10 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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