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.

 

 


Other St Helena Bay Travel Info

Weather in St Helena Bay

Temperature

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)

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St Helena Bay 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.

St Helena Bay Perceived Temperature (F)

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St Helena Bay Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 72.1 62.9 57.3
Feb 73.2 63.5 57.6
Mar 72.5 62.4 56.8
Apr 71.3 60.5 54.9
May 67 57.9 53.7
Jun 64.8 56.4 51.8
Jul 64.8 55.6 50.6
Aug 64.2 55.5 50.6
Sep 65.4 56.9 51.6
Oct 68.7 59.2 53.6
Nov 69.6 60.5 54.8
Dec 72 62.5 56.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 22.3 17.2 14.1
Feb 22.9 17.5 14.2
Mar 22.5 16.9 13.8
Apr 21.8 15.8 12.7
May 19.4 14.4 12.1
Jun 18.2 13.6 11
Jul 18.2 13.1 10.3
Aug 17.9 13.1 10.3
Sep 18.6 13.8 10.9
Oct 20.4 15.1 12
Nov 20.9 15.8 12.7
Dec 22.2 16.9 13.7

 


 

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.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in St Helena Bay (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 1% 0 0.2
Mar 3% 0 0.4
Apr 4% 0 0.5
May 9% 0 0.8
Jun 17% 0 1.5
Jul 14% 0 1.2
Aug 11% 0 1.1
Sep 6% 0 0.7
Oct 2% 0 0.2
Nov 3% 0 0.4
Dec 1% 0 0.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 2 0 0.5
Feb 1 0 0.5
Mar 3 0 1
Apr 4 0 1.3
May 9 0 2
Jun 17 0 3.8
Jul 14 0 3
Aug 11 0 2.8
Sep 6 0 1.8
Oct 2 0 0.5
Nov 3 0 1
Dec 1 0 0.5

 

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.

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Wind

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

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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 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
Jan 78%
Feb 77.2%
Mar 77.6%
Apr 72%
May 79.4%
Jun 75.2%
Jul 71.9%
Aug 73.6%
Sep 72.1%
Oct 72.7%
Nov 72.6%
Dec 76.4%

 

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

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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 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 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.

 

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