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.
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Weather in Port Shepstone
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)
Port Shepstone 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.
Port Shepstone Perceived Temperature (F)
Port Shepstone Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|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 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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Port Shepstone (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
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.
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||6.2||Light breeze||9.9||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.8||Light breeze||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5.4||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.1||Light breeze||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|May||5.2||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.3||Light breeze||8.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.5||Light breeze||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.9||Light breeze||9.9||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||6.4||Light breeze||11||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||7||Gentle breeze||12.1||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.8||Light breeze||12||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||6.3||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
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
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.