The best times to visit Piggs Peak for ideal weather are

April 16th to June 24th

or

July 30th to October 14th

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

 

 


Other Piggs Peak Travel Info

Weather in Piggs Peak

Temperature

Average temperatures in Piggs Peak 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 67th 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 Piggs Peak, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late February and early March where highs are regularly around 82.4°F (28°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62.8°F (17.1°C) at night.

Piggs Peak Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Piggs Peak 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.

Piggs Peak Perceived Temperature (F)

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Piggs Peak Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Piggs Peak 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 78 66.9 60.6
Feb 80.9 68.4 61.7
Mar 78.9 66.7 60.1
Apr 75.1 62.8 55.4
May 74.5 62.1 55
Jun 71 58.1 50.5
Jul 67.8 55.1 48
Aug 72.5 59.2 51
Sep 76.1 62.2 53.2
Oct 74 61.6 53.5
Nov 76 64 56.1
Dec 77.5 65 57.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 25.6 19.4 15.9
Feb 27.2 20.2 16.5
Mar 26.1 19.3 15.6
Apr 23.9 17.1 13
May 23.6 16.7 12.8
Jun 21.7 14.5 10.3
Jul 19.9 12.8 8.9
Aug 22.5 15.1 10.6
Sep 24.5 16.8 11.8
Oct 23.3 16.4 11.9
Nov 24.4 17.8 13.4
Dec 25.3 18.3 14.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Piggs Peak are May, July, 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 March. For example, on the week of March 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid January with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 15th.

When can you find snow in Piggs Peak? 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 Piggs Peak.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Piggs Peak (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 35% 0 9.4
Feb 19% 0 3.3
Mar 29% 0 3.7
Apr 25% 0 4.4
May 6% 0 2.1
Jun 12% 0 4.9
Jul 6% 0 1.2
Aug 10% 0 2.2
Sep 12% 0 1.1
Oct 25% 0 3.1
Nov 23% 0 4.3
Dec 31% 0 4.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 35 0 23.9
Feb 19 0 8.4
Mar 29 0 9.4
Apr 25 0 11.2
May 6 0 5.3
Jun 12 0 12.4
Jul 6 0 3
Aug 10 0 5.6
Sep 12 0 2.8
Oct 25 0 7.9
Nov 23 0 10.9
Dec 31 0 11.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Piggs Peak has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is August (40.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (77.8%).

Wind in Piggs Peak is usually calm. The windiest month is September, followed by June and August. September’s average wind speed of around 5.8 knots (6.6 MPH or 10.7 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 late August to early September where average top sustained speeds reach 11.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 5 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.9 Light breeze 8 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.8 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.7 Light breeze 7.6 Gentle breeze
May 4.9 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.6 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.3 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.6 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.8 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.4 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.6 Light breeze 9.7 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.1 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 77.8%
Feb 73.9%
Mar 71.8%
Apr 67.6%
May 50.1%
Jun 43.5%
Jul 47.2%
Aug 40.9%
Sep 47.2%
Oct 61.8%
Nov 63.8%
Dec 66.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Piggs Peak?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Eswatini; exercise normal security precautions. 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 Piggs Peak, Swaziland 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 Piggs Peak 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

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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 slightly 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 Piggs Peak Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 82.2°F (27.9°C) and 72.5°F (22.5°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 9 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 2 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Piggs Peak, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 78.2°F (25.7°C) and 72.2°F (22.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 8 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 Piggs Peak to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82.4°F (28°C) and 70.4°F (21.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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