The best times to visit Somerset West for ideal weather are
March 12th to April 29th
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
Weather in Somerset West
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)
Somerset West Temperatures (Celsius)
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)
Somerset West Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Somerset West (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
Is it Safe to Travel to Somerset West?
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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.