The best times to visit Saint Francis Bay for ideal weather are

April 9th to June 3rd

or

September 3rd to December 2nd

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

 

 


Other Saint Francis Bay Travel Info

Weather in Saint Francis Bay

Temperature

Average temperatures in Saint Francis Bay vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 65th 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 Saint Francis Bay, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early February where highs are regularly around 90.2°F (32.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.4°F (18°C) at night.

Saint Francis Bay Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Saint Francis Bay 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.

Saint Francis Bay Perceived Temperature (F)

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Saint Francis Bay Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Saint Francis Bay 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 88.5 72.3 62.9
Feb 88 71.9 63
Mar 87.2 69.4 60
Apr 80.3 63.6 54.4
May 77.6 60.7 50.8
Jun 72.3 56 45.9
Jul 71.9 55.3 44.9
Aug 74.7 56.9 46.2
Sep 76.8 59.2 48.6
Oct 78.2 63 53.8
Nov 81.9 65.9 55.8
Dec 84.2 69.4 60.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.4 22.4 17.2
Feb 31.1 22.2 17.2
Mar 30.7 20.8 15.6
Apr 26.8 17.6 12.4
May 25.3 15.9 10.4
Jun 22.4 13.3 7.7
Jul 22.2 12.9 7.2
Aug 23.7 13.8 7.9
Sep 24.9 15.1 9.2
Oct 25.7 17.2 12.1
Nov 27.7 18.8 13.2
Dec 29 20.8 15.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Saint Francis Bay are May, September, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early September. For example, on the week of September 3rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.

When can you find snow in Saint Francis Bay? 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 Saint Francis Bay.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Saint Francis Bay (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 7% 0 0.7
Feb 12% 0 1.8
Mar 12% 0 2.1
Apr 15% 0 2.3
May 6% 0 0.6
Jun 12% 0 1.5
Jul 8% 0 1.5
Aug 8% 0 1.3
Sep 7% 0 1.2
Oct 13% 0 2.1
Nov 12% 0 1.6
Dec 8% 0 1.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 7 0 1.8
Feb 12 0 4.6
Mar 12 0 5.3
Apr 15 0 5.8
May 6 0 1.5
Jun 12 0 3.8
Jul 8 0 3.8
Aug 8 0 3.3
Sep 7 0 3
Oct 13 0 5.3
Nov 12 0 4.1
Dec 8 0 2.8

 

Humidity and Wind

Saint Francis Bay has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (55.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (63.1%).

Wind in Saint Francis Bay is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is September, followed by June and November. September’s average wind speed of around 3 knots (3.5 MPH or 5.6 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late September where average top sustained speeds reach 6.3 knots, which is considered a light breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Saint Francis Bay.

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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 2.8 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze
Feb 2.5 Barely noticeable 4.9 Light breeze
Mar 2.5 Barely noticeable 4.8 Light breeze
Apr 2.3 Barely noticeable 4.2 Light breeze
May 2.5 Barely noticeable 4.8 Light breeze
Jun 2.9 Barely noticeable 5.4 Light breeze
Jul 2.9 Barely noticeable 5.3 Light breeze
Aug 2.9 Barely noticeable 5.4 Light breeze
Sep 3 Barely noticeable 5.8 Light breeze
Oct 2.8 Barely noticeable 5.4 Light breeze
Nov 2.9 Barely noticeable 5.7 Light breeze
Dec 2.8 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 59.5%
Feb 61.8%
Mar 62.4%
Apr 62.6%
May 58%
Jun 57.3%
Jul 56.4%
Aug 55.5%
Sep 55.8%
Oct 63.1%
Nov 57.6%
Dec 61.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Saint Francis Bay?

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 Saint Francis Bay, South Africa is July, followed by August and June. 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 Saint Francis Bay in December. 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 47.8 in December means 47.8% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Saint Francis Bay Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 89.4°F (31.9°C) and 73.9°F (23.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 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 moderate precipitation with 2 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Saint Francis Bay, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 84.2°F (29°C) and 76.1°F (24.5°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 4 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 Saint Francis Bay to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90.2°F (32.3°C) and 81.1°F (27.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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