The best times to visit St Helena Bay for ideal weather are
September 17th to April 15th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
St Helena Bay Travel Guide
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Weather in St Helena Bay
Average temperatures in St Helena Bay vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is among the most temperate — in the 90th 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 St Helena Bay, the hottest months are February, January, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early February where highs are regularly around 75.7°F (24.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.6°F (14.8°C) at night.
St Helena Bay Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
St Helena Bay 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.
St Helena Bay Perceived Temperature (F)
St Helena Bay Perceived Temperature (C)
Average St Helena Bay 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 significant precipitation in St Helena Bay are February, December, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 18th.
When can you find snow in St Helena Bay? 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 St Helena Bay.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in St Helena Bay (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
St Helena Bay has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (71.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (79.4%).
Wind in St Helena Bay is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by November and December. January’s average wind speed of around 11.8 knots (13.5 MPH or 21.8 KPH) is considered “a moderate 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 17.3 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in St Helena Bay.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||11.8||Significant breeze||16||Significant breeze|
|Feb||11.1||Significant breeze||15.2||Significant breeze|
|Mar||10.4||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Apr||10.3||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|May||8.8||Gentle breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Jun||9.7||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|Jul||9.5||Gentle breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Aug||10||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Sep||10||Gentle breeze||14.3||Significant breeze|
|Oct||11||Significant breeze||15||Significant breeze|
|Nov||11.8||Significant breeze||15.7||Significant breeze|
|Dec||11.5||Significant breeze||15.8||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to St Helena Bay?
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 St Helena Bay, 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 St Helena Bay 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
Overall St Helena Bay Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 75.7°F (24.3°C) and 63.9°F (17.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 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 brisk. These months see the most precipitation with 3 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in St Helena Bay, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 72.1°F (22.3°C) and 64.8°F (18.2°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 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 somewhat cool this time of year in St Helena Bay to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 75°F (23.9°C) and 71°F (21.7°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.