The best times to visit Sandfontein for ideal weather are

April 9th to June 10th

or

August 20th to November 25th

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

 

 


Other Sandfontein Travel Info

Weather in Sandfontein

Temperature

Average temperatures in Sandfontein vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice between summer and winter. The temperatures feel hot for about half the year, and too cold for part of the year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 47th 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 Sandfontein, the hottest months are March, January, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late February and early March where highs are regularly around 106.9°F (41.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.4°F (24.7°C) at night.

Sandfontein Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Sandfontein 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.

Sandfontein Perceived Temperature (F)

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Sandfontein Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Sandfontein 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 102.9 83 68.9
Feb 99.9 79.6 66.7
Mar 102.1 84.1 69.4
Apr 94.3 75.4 60.1
May 83.1 64.1 50.6
Jun 73.5 55.8 43.6
Jul 74 55.6 42.9
Aug 78.2 57.6 43.5
Sep 84.5 63.9 48
Oct 93 73.6 58
Nov 97.2 78 62
Dec 100.5 80.2 64.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 39.4 28.3 20.5
Feb 37.7 26.4 19.3
Mar 38.9 28.9 20.8
Apr 34.6 24.1 15.6
May 28.4 17.8 10.3
Jun 23.1 13.2 6.4
Jul 23.3 13.1 6.1
Aug 25.7 14.2 6.4
Sep 29.2 17.7 8.9
Oct 33.9 23.1 14.4
Nov 36.2 25.6 16.7
Dec 38.1 26.8 18

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sandfontein are March, April, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid February with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of February 19th.

When can you find snow in Sandfontein? 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 Sandfontein.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sandfontein (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 3% 0 0.3
Feb 10% 0 1
Mar 0% 0 0.1
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0.1
Jul 0% 0 0.2
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 0 0.8
Feb 10 0 2.5
Mar 0 0 0.3
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0.3
Jul 0 0 0.5
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0

 

Humidity and Wind

Sandfontein has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is November (14.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (40.4%).

Wind in Sandfontein is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by November and December. January’s average wind speed of around 6.9 knots (8 MPH or 12.9 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 mid to late November where average top sustained speeds reach 14.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 6.9 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Feb 6.4 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Mar 6 Light breeze 10.4 Significant breeze
Apr 5.4 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze
May 4.9 Light breeze 7.9 Significant breeze
Jun 4.4 Light breeze 6.4 Light breeze
Jul 4.5 Light breeze 6.9 Significant breeze
Aug 5.2 Light breeze 7.7 Gentle breeze
Sep 6.1 Light breeze 9 Significant breeze
Oct 6.2 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Nov 6.8 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Dec 6.5 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 18.7%
Feb 27.7%
Mar 20.4%
Apr 18.7%
May 32.1%
Jun 40.4%
Jul 35.7%
Aug 28.9%
Sep 20.8%
Oct 17.7%
Nov 14.7%
Dec 19.2%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Sandfontein?

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 Sandfontein, Namibia is January, followed by February and November. 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 Sandfontein in June. 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 65.4 in June means 65.4% of the tourists vs. January.

 

 

Overall Sandfontein Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 106.9°F (41.6°C) and 72.6°F (22.6°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 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 about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Sandfontein, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 99.8°F (37.7°C) and 80.7°F (27.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 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 Sandfontein to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 106.9°F (41.6°C) and 96.9°F (36.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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