The best times to visit Port Shepstone for ideal weather are

April 16th to September 30th

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

 

 


Other Port Shepstone Travel Info

Weather in Port Shepstone

Temperature

Average temperatures in Port Shepstone vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 77th 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 Port Shepstone, the hottest months are January, February, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 83.3°F (28.5°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65°F (18.3°C) at night.

Port Shepstone Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Port Shepstone 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.

Port Shepstone Perceived Temperature (F)

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Port Shepstone Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Port Shepstone 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan81.170.464.6
Feb80.470.164
Mar81.169.163
Apr77.264.457.5
May79.463.656
Jun75.259.350.3
Jul72.658.149.8
Aug76.961.753.6
Sep76.562.655.1
Oct76.363.756.8
Nov74.663.557.4
Dec78.567.962.4

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan27.321.318.1
Feb26.921.217.8
Mar27.320.617.2
Apr25.11814.2
May26.317.613.3
Jun2415.210.2
Jul22.614.59.9
Aug24.916.512
Sep24.71712.8
Oct24.617.613.8
Nov23.717.514.1
Dec25.819.916.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Port Shepstone are May, 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 early to mid February. For example, on the week of February 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early December with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of December 3rd.

When can you find snow in Port Shepstone? 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 Port Shepstone.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan24%03.8
Feb18%02.3
Mar15%03.4
Apr14%02.6
May0%00.1
Jun2%00.2
Jul7%01
Aug7%00.7
Sep10%02.5
Oct23%03.1
Nov26%02.5
Dec34%06.2

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan2409.7
Feb1805.8
Mar1508.6
Apr1406.6
May000.3
Jun200.5
Jul702.5
Aug701.8
Sep1006.4
Oct2307.9
Nov2606.4
Dec34015.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Port Shepstone has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is June (45.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (79%).

Wind in Port Shepstone is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and September. October’s average wind speed of around 7 knots (8.1 MPH or 13 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late October to early November where average top sustained speeds reach 12.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan6.2Light breeze9.9Gentle breeze
Feb5.8Light breeze9.3Gentle breeze
Mar5.4Light breeze9.1Gentle breeze
Apr5.1Light breeze8.4Gentle breeze
May5.2Light breeze9.1Gentle breeze
Jun5.3Light breeze8.7Gentle breeze
Jul5.5Light breeze8.9Gentle breeze
Aug5.9Light breeze9.9Gentle breeze
Sep6.4Light breeze11Gentle breeze
Oct7Gentle breeze12.1Significant breeze
Nov6.8Light breeze12Gentle breeze
Dec6.3Light breeze10.2Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan77.4%
Feb75.3%
Mar75.2%
Apr68.8%
May61.2%
Jun45.8%
Jul51.6%
Aug57.1%
Sep66.7%
Oct69.9%
Nov73.2%
Dec79%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Port Shepstone?

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 Port Shepstone, South Africa is September, followed by January 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 Port Shepstone in March. 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 71.5 in March means 71.5% of the tourists vs. September.

 

 

Overall Port Shepstone Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 83.3°F (28.5°C) and 74.3°F (23.5°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

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 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Port Shepstone, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 78.7°F (25.9°C) and 72.4°F (22.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Port Shepstone to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 83.3°F (28.5°C) and 74.5°F (23.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 10 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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