The best times to visit Sandton for ideal weather are

January 29th to April 29th

or

September 10th to November 11th

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 Sandton

Temperature

Average temperatures in Sandton vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 68th 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 Sandton, the hottest months are February, January, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid December where highs are regularly around 82°F (27.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.8°F (14.9°C) at night.

Sandton Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Sandton 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.

Sandton Perceived Temperature (F)

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Sandton Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Sandton 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)
Jan79.668.960.3
Feb80.468.959.3
Mar77.566.156.9
Apr72.660.149.8
May70.355.944.4
Jun64.85038.3
Jul64.249.537.6
Aug7054.741.5
Sep77.362.649.3
Oct78.665.453.3
Nov78.966.855.8
Dec80.168.659.2

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan26.420.515.7
Feb26.920.515.2
Mar25.318.913.8
Apr22.615.69.9
May21.313.36.9
Jun18.2103.5
Jul17.99.73.1
Aug21.112.65.3
Sep25.2179.6
Oct25.918.611.8
Nov26.119.313.2
Dec26.720.315.1


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sandton 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 mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.

When can you find snow in Sandton? 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 Sandton.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

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Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan23%04.2
Feb20%02.8
Mar18%02.6
Apr7%00.7
May0%00
Jun0%00
Jul2%00.1
Aug5%00.7
Sep9%01.6
Oct10%01.3
Nov26%03.7
Dec31%04.7

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan23010.7
Feb2007.1
Mar1806.6
Apr701.8
May000
Jun000
Jul200.3
Aug501.8
Sep904.1
Oct1003.3
Nov2609.4
Dec31011.9

 

Humidity and Wind

Sandton has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is September (28% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (59.1%).

Wind in Sandton is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is November, followed by October and September. November’s average wind speed of around 2.1 knots (2.4 MPH or 3.9 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 5.3 knots, which is considered a light breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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
Jan1.7Barely noticeable4.2Light breeze
Feb1.6Barely noticeable4.5Light breeze
Mar1.5Barely noticeable4.1Light breeze
Apr1.4Barely noticeable3.8Barely noticeable
May1.3Barely noticeable3.7Light breeze
Jun1.6Barely noticeable4.1Light breeze
Jul1.4Barely noticeable4Light breeze
Aug1.7Barely noticeable4.4Light breeze
Sep2Barely noticeable4.8Light breeze
Oct2Barely noticeable4.8Light breeze
Nov2.1Barely noticeable4.8Light breeze
Dec1.9Barely noticeable4.8Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan59.1%
Feb53.1%
Mar55%
Apr50.7%
May41.3%
Jun39.6%
Jul35.8%
Aug30.2%
Sep28%
Oct40.1%
Nov47.4%
Dec54.4%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Sandton?

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 Sandton, South Africa is October, followed by June and September. 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 Sandton in August. 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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 43.5 in August means 43.5% of the tourists vs. October.


Overall Sandton Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 79.3°F (26.3°C) and 67.1°F (19.5°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Sandton, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 80.2°F (26.8°C) and 76.1°F (24.5°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Sandton to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 82°F (27.8°C) and 78°F (25.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 10 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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