The best times to visit Soweto for ideal weather are
August 20th to October 14th
April 30th to June 3rd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Soweto Travel Guide
Weather in Soweto
Average temperatures in Soweto vary very little and are temperate most of the year. The area is in the top 19 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 Soweto, the hottest months are February, January, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early December where highs are regularly around 65.2°F (18.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 44.9°F (7.2°C) at night.
Soweto Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Soweto 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.
Soweto Perceived Temperature (F)
Soweto Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Soweto 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 Soweto are December, January, and then February. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early August. For example, on the week of July 30th there are only 0 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid-December with an average of 5.2 days with significant precipitation the week of December 17th.
When can you find snow in Soweto? 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 Soweto.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Soweto (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
Soweto has below average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is August (26.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (57.3%).
Wind in Soweto is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by October and September. November’s average wind speed of around 7.6 knots (8.7 MPH or 14.1 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 late October to early November where average top sustained speeds reach 12.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Soweto.
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||6.1||a light breeze||10.5||a gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.9||a light breeze||10.2||a gentle breeze|
|Mar||5.7||a light breeze||9.8||a gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.5||a light breeze||9.6||a gentle breeze|
|May||5.2||a light breeze||9.1||a gentle breeze|
|Jun||6||a light breeze||10||a gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.7||a light breeze||9.7||a gentle breeze|
|Aug||6.4||a light breeze||10.6||a gentle breeze|
|Sep||7||a gentle breeze||11.4||a gentle breeze|
|Oct||7.5||a gentle breeze||12.2||a moderate breeze|
|Nov||7.6||a gentle breeze||12.4||a gentle breeze|
|Dec||6.7||a light breeze||11.4||a moderate breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Soweto?
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 Soweto Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 60.8°F (16°C) and 53.8°F (12.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 15 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 cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 0 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Soweto, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 64.8°F (18.2°C) and 56.5°F (13.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 15 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 Soweto to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 65.2°F (18.4°C) and 62.7°F (17.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 14 to 17 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.