The best times to visit Somerset West for ideal weather are

March 5th to June 3rd

or

July 30th to November 4th

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 Somerset West

Temperature

Average temperatures in Somerset West 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 85th 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 Somerset West, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 89.9°F (32.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.2°F (19°C) at night.

Somerset West Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Somerset West 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.

Somerset West Perceived Temperature (F)

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Somerset West Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Somerset West 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 86.4 72.9 65.1
Feb 86.5 72.6 64.9
Mar 81.9 68.8 61.7
Apr 78.8 65.6 57.6
May 71.2 60.9 54.6
Jun 67.1 55.9 48.1
Jul 65.4 55.1 47.6
Aug 68.6 58.6 52.1
Sep 72.1 59.4 52.1
Oct 78.5 64.9 56.5
Nov 82.3 67.7 59.4
Dec 84.4 71.6 63.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.2 22.7 18.4
Feb 30.3 22.6 18.3
Mar 27.7 20.4 16.5
Apr 26 18.7 14.2
May 21.8 16.1 12.6
Jun 19.5 13.3 8.9
Jul 18.6 12.8 8.7
Aug 20.3 14.8 11.2
Sep 22.3 15.2 11.2
Oct 25.8 18.3 13.6
Nov 27.9 19.8 15.2
Dec 29.1 22 17.7


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Somerset West are February, 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 late August to early September with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of August 27th.

When can you find snow in Somerset West? 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Somerset West.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Somerset West (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 2% 0 0.2
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 2% 0 0.1
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 4% 0 0.7
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 2 0 0.5
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 2 0 0.3
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 4 0 1.8
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0

 

Humidity and Wind

Somerset West has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is November (46.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (60.1%).

Wind in Somerset West is usually moderate. The windiest month is February, followed by December and October. February’s average wind speed of around 10.2 knots (11.7 MPH or 18.8 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid October where average top sustained speeds reach 17.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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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 9.1 Gentle breeze 13.9 Significant breeze
Feb 10.2 Gentle breeze 15 Significant breeze
Mar 8.7 Gentle breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Apr 7.4 Gentle breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
May 6.7 Light breeze 10.3 Significant breeze
Jun 6.4 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Jul 6.5 Light breeze 9.9 Significant breeze
Aug 7.5 Gentle breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Sep 8.5 Gentle breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Oct 10 Gentle breeze 14 Significant breeze
Nov 9.8 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Dec 10.1 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 48.6%
Feb 46.8%
Mar 52.3%
Apr 50.5%
May 58.9%
Jun 56.5%
Jul 60.1%
Aug 59.5%
Sep 53.7%
Oct 49.4%
Nov 46.8%
Dec 48.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Somerset West?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 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


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Somerset West, South Africa 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 Somerset West 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 slightly 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 Somerset West Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.9°F (32.2°C) and 65.6°F (18.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 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 most precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Somerset West, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 85.3°F (29.6°C) and 68.7°F (20.4°C), which will feel comfortable 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 Somerset West to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.9°F (32.2°C) and 81.2°F (27.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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