The best times to visit Smithfield for ideal weather are

September 3rd to December 23rd

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



Other Smithfield Travel Info

Weather in Smithfield


Average temperatures in Smithfield vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold 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 43rd 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 Smithfield, 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 91.3°F (32.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.1°F (14.5°C) at night.

Smithfield Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Smithfield Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Smithfield Perceived Temperature (F)


Smithfield Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Smithfield 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 90.7 71.7 57.9
Feb 88.6 69.9 56.3
Mar 85 66.3 53.2
Apr 76.6 56.4 42.8
May 72.3 50.4 36.2
Jun 64.3 43.1 30
Jul 65.1 42.4 28.2
Aug 71.1 49.2 32.7
Sep 78.6 57.2 38.6
Oct 83.5 63.1 46.6
Nov 84.9 65.7 49.5
Dec 88.8 69.8 55.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 32.6 22.1 14.4
Feb 31.4 21.1 13.5
Mar 29.4 19.1 11.8
Apr 24.8 13.6 6
May 22.4 10.2 2.3
Jun 17.9 6.2 -1.1
Jul 18.4 5.8 -2.1
Aug 21.7 9.6 0.4
Sep 25.9 14 3.7
Oct 28.6 17.3 8.1
Nov 29.4 18.7 9.7
Dec 31.6 21 12.8



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Smithfield are August, July, and then September. 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. For example, on the week of May 21st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid January with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 8th.

When can you find snow in Smithfield? 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 Smithfield.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 21% 0 2.9
Feb 25% 0 3.8
Mar 21% 0 3.1
Apr 12% 0 1.3
May 5% 0 0.5
Jun 11% 0 1.4
Jul 3% 0 0.3
Aug 2% 0 0.2
Sep 4% 0 0.3
Oct 8% 0 1.1
Nov 13% 0 2.1
Dec 19% 0 2.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 21 0 7.4
Feb 25 0 9.7
Mar 21 0 7.9
Apr 12 0 3.3
May 5 0 1.3
Jun 11 0 3.6
Jul 3 0 0.8
Aug 2 0 0.5
Sep 4 0 0.8
Oct 8 0 2.8
Nov 13 0 5.3
Dec 19 0 7.1


Humidity and Wind

Smithfield has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is September (28.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (53%).

Wind in Smithfield is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by October and September. November’s average wind speed of around 5.2 knots (6 MPH or 9.6 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 late August to early September where average top sustained speeds reach 9.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 4.1 Light breeze 6.8 Light breeze
Feb 3.8 Barely noticeable 6.5 Light breeze
Mar 3.9 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze
Apr 3.4 Barely noticeable 6.3 Light breeze
May 3.6 Barely noticeable 6.7 Light breeze
Jun 3.8 Barely noticeable 6.9 Light breeze
Jul 3.8 Barely noticeable 6.9 Light breeze
Aug 4.5 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.9 Light breeze 8.9 Light breeze
Oct 5 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.2 Light breeze 8.6 Light breeze
Dec 4.8 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 45%
Feb 49.5%
Mar 53%
Apr 51.8%
May 49.7%
Jun 52.6%
Jul 46.7%
Aug 35.6%
Sep 28.2%
Oct 34.9%
Nov 34.7%
Dec 40.8%


Is it Safe to Travel to Smithfield?

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 Smithfield, South Africa is January, followed by July 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 Smithfield 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

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 75 in December means 75% of the tourists vs. January.



Overall Smithfield Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 87.6°F (30.9°C) and 69.2°F (20.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 7 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 cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Smithfield, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 87.2°F (30.7°C) and 76.3°F (24.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 4 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 Smithfield to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91.3°F (32.9°C) and 86.6°F (30.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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