The best times to visit Pietersburg for ideal weather are

March 26th to May 20th


August 27th to November 4th

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



Other Pietersburg Travel Info

Weather in Pietersburg


Average temperatures in Pietersburg vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 57th 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 Pietersburg, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid February where highs are regularly around 87.3°F (30.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.7°F (16.5°C) at night.

Pietersburg Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Pietersburg 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.

Pietersburg Perceived Temperature (F)


Pietersburg Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Pietersburg 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 84.2 71.2 62.9
Feb 86.3 72 61.8
Mar 84.5 70 59.6
Apr 78.8 64 53.5
May 77.1 60.4 47.3
Jun 72.3 55.1 41.7
Jul 70.8 53.9 40.4
Aug 76.7 58.5 43.6
Sep 83.9 65.8 51.4
Oct 83.6 67.6 55.4
Nov 83.5 68.5 57.8
Dec 83.4 69.5 60.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29 21.8 17.2
Feb 30.2 22.2 16.6
Mar 29.2 21.1 15.3
Apr 26 17.8 11.9
May 25.1 15.8 8.5
Jun 22.4 12.8 5.4
Jul 21.6 12.2 4.7
Aug 24.8 14.7 6.4
Sep 28.8 18.8 10.8
Oct 28.7 19.8 13
Nov 28.6 20.3 14.3
Dec 28.6 20.8 15.8



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Pietersburg are August, June, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May. For example, on the week of May 21st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late November with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of November 19th.

When can you find snow in Pietersburg? 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 Pietersburg.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 23% 0 2.6
Feb 12% 0 1.6
Mar 14% 0 1.9
Apr 11% 0 2.3
May 4% 0 0.8
Jun 1% 0 0.1
Jul 2% 0 0.2
Aug 0% 0 0.1
Sep 2% 0 0.2
Oct 15% 0 2.2
Nov 24% 0 4.1
Dec 25% 0 4.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 23 0 6.6
Feb 12 0 4.1
Mar 14 0 4.8
Apr 11 0 5.8
May 4 0 2
Jun 1 0 0.3
Jul 2 0 0.5
Aug 0 0 0.3
Sep 2 0 0.5
Oct 15 0 5.6
Nov 24 0 10.4
Dec 25 0 10.9


Humidity and Wind

Pietersburg has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is September (36.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (62.7%).

Wind in Pietersburg is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and September. October’s average wind speed of around 6.9 knots (8 MPH or 12.8 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 early to mid October 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 Pietersburg.

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 5.5 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Feb 5.4 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Mar 5 Light breeze 9.3 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.5 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
May 4.5 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.1 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.8 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.2 Light breeze 9.5 Gentle breeze
Sep 6.2 Light breeze 10.9 Gentle breeze
Oct 6.9 Light breeze 11.8 Significant breeze
Nov 6.4 Light breeze 10.6 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.6 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 62.7%
Feb 55.4%
Mar 55.2%
Apr 57.7%
May 47.2%
Jun 42.3%
Jul 41.7%
Aug 36.4%
Sep 36.2%
Oct 47.7%
Nov 56.4%
Dec 61.5%


Is it Safe to Travel to Pietersburg?

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 Pietersburg, South Africa is August, followed by April and May. 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 Pietersburg 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

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 37.7 in November means 37.7% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Pietersburg Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 85.2°F (29.6°C) and 73.4°F (23°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 4 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 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Pietersburg, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 87.1°F (30.6°C) and 78.8°F (26°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 1 to 7 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 Pietersburg to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.3°F (30.7°C) and 82.5°F (28.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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