The best times to visit Polokwane 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.
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Weather in Polokwane
Average temperatures in Polokwane 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 Polokwane, 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.
Polokwane Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Polokwane Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Polokwane Perceived Temperature (F)
Polokwane Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Polokwane 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Polokwane 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 Polokwane? 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 Polokwane.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Polokwane (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Polokwane 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 Polokwane 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 Polokwane.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
Is it Safe to Travel to Polokwane?
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 Polokwane, 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 Polokwane 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
Overall Polokwane 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 Polokwane, 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 Polokwane 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.