The best times to visit Somerset West for ideal weather are

March 12th to April 29th

or

October 1st to October 21st

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

 


Somerset West Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Somerset West

    Temperature

    Average temperatures in Somerset West vary little and are temperate most of the year. The area is in the top 21 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Somerset West, the hottest months are February, January, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early-to-mid-April where highs are regularly around 69.5°F (20.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 45.3°F (7.4°C) at night.

    Somerset West Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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    Average
    Low

    Somerset West Temperatures (Celsius)

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    Average
    Low

    “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 87.5 73.3 64.2
    Feb 88 73.8 64
    Mar 82.9 69 60.2
    Apr 83 67.1 56.5
    May 73.4 60 51.5
    Jun 66.2 54.1 45.5
    Jul 66.2 53.9 44.9
    Aug 70.4 58 49.7
    Sep 73.4 59.6 50.3
    Oct 80.9 66.2 55.6
    Nov 82.8 68.7 59.2
    Dec 85.4 71.8 62.6

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 30.8 22.9 17.9
    Feb 31.1 23.2 17.8
    Mar 28.3 20.6 15.7
    Apr 28.3 19.5 13.6
    May 23 15.6 10.8
    Jun 19 12.3 7.5
    Jul 19 12.2 7.2
    Aug 21.3 14.4 9.8
    Sep 23 15.3 10.2
    Oct 27.2 19 13.1
    Nov 28.2 20.4 15.1
    Dec 29.7 22.1 17

     

    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in Somerset West are June, May, and then July. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early March. For example, on the week of March 5th there are only 0 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May to early June with an average of 3.3 days with significant precipitation the week of May 28th.

    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.

    Chance of Precipitation

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

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 10 0 0.02
    Feb 5.7 0 0
    Mar 8.6 0 0.02
    Apr 8.6 0 0.01
    May 21.4 0 0.05
    Jun 22.9 0 0.11
    Jul 21.4 0 0.1
    Aug 20 0 0.07
    Sep 17.1 0 0.02
    Oct 8.6 0 0
    Nov 12.9 0 0.03
    Dec 5.7 0 0.01

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 10 0 0.05
    Feb 5.7 0 0
    Mar 8.6 0 0.05
    Apr 8.6 0 0.03
    May 21.4 0 0.13
    Jun 22.9 0 0.28
    Jul 21.4 0 0.25
    Aug 20 0 0.18
    Sep 17.1 0 0.05
    Oct 8.6 0 0
    Nov 12.9 0 0.08
    Dec 5.7 0 0.03

     

    Humidity and Wind

    Somerset West has slightly low to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is February (44.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (64.5%).

    Wind in Somerset West is usually moderate. The windiest month is December, followed by November and January. December’s average wind speed of around 7 knots (8.1 MPH or 13 KPH) is considered “gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid-January where average top sustained speeds reach 11.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

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

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

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

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    Average Wind Speeds

    Show Wind Speeds

    All wind speeds are in knots.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 6.6 a light breeze 11 a moderate breeze
    Feb 6.4 a light breeze 10.6 a gentle breeze
    Mar 5.4 a light breeze 9.2 a moderate breeze
    Apr 4.4 a light breeze 7.9 a gentle breeze
    May 4.6 a light breeze 7.3 a moderate breeze
    Jun 4.6 a light breeze 7.3 a gentle breeze
    Jul 4.3 a light breeze 7.2 a moderate breeze
    Aug 4.8 a light breeze 7.7 a gentle breeze
    Sep 5.1 a light breeze 8.2 a moderate breeze
    Oct 5.6 a light breeze 9.2 a gentle breeze
    Nov 6.7 a light breeze 10.6 a moderate breeze
    Dec 7 a gentle breeze 11.3 a moderate breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 52.2
    Feb 44.6
    Mar 56.1
    Apr 46.7
    May 64.5
    Jun 63.9
    Jul 63.9
    Aug 64.4
    Sep 56.8
    Oct 49.3
    Nov 46.6
    Dec 48.7

     

    Is it Safe to Travel to Somerset West?

    As of 6/13/2017 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.
     

    Overall Somerset West Travel Experience by Season

    Fall (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 69.5°F (20.8°C) and 48.9°F (9.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 7 days of precipitation per month. Fall is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

    Winter (June through August)

    The middle-year months have slightly cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Somerset West, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Spring (September through November)

    Spring daily highs range from 65.8°F (18.8°C) and 52.4°F (11.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 5 days per month. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally 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 69.1°F (20.6°C) and 63.2°F (17.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.