The best times to visit Rundu for ideal weather are
March 26th to September 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Rundu Travel Guide
Other Rundu Travel Info
Weather in Rundu
Average temperatures in Rundu vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 41st 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 Rundu, the hottest months are October, November, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid October where highs are regularly around 98°F (36.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.5°F (20.3°C) at night.
Rundu Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Rundu 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.
Rundu Perceived Temperature (F)
Rundu Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Rundu 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 Rundu are June, 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 late May to early June. For example, on the week of May 28th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January and early February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.
When can you find snow in Rundu? 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 Rundu.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Rundu (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
Rundu has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is September (11.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (56.9%).
Wind in Rundu is usually calm. The windiest month is September, followed by October and August. September’s average wind speed of around 6.6 knots (7.6 MPH or 12.2 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 Rundu.
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||4.6||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.1||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5.3||Light breeze||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.5||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.9||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.9||Light breeze||9.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.9||Light breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||6||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.6||Light breeze||11.4||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||6.3||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Nov||5.4||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||5||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Rundu?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Namibia; 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 Rundu, Namibia is September, followed by April 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 Rundu in October. 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 Rundu Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.7°F (32.1°C) and 83.2°F (28.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 7 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Rundu, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 98°F (36.7°C) and 90.1°F (32.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 5 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 Rundu to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92.6°F (33.7°C) and 87.1°F (30.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 8 to 11 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.