The best times to visit St Helena for ideal weather are
April 23rd to October 28th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
St Helena Travel Guide
Weather in St Helena
Average temperatures in St Helena vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 44th 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, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late August to early September where highs are regularly around 89.8°F (32.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 51°F (10.6°C) at night.
St Helena Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
St Helena 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 Perceived Temperature (F)
St Helena Perceived Temperature (C)
Average St Helena 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 are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid June. For example, on the week of June 11th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 17th.
When can you find snow in St Helena? 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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in St Helena.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in St Helena (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 has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is June (51.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (74.1%).
Wind in St Helena is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is May, followed by April and June. May’s average wind speed of around 5 knots (5.8 MPH or 9.3 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late May where average top sustained speeds reach 13.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in St Helena.
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||2.6||Barely noticeable||7.9||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.7||Barely noticeable||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4||Light breeze||11||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.8||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|May||5||Light breeze||12.5||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.7||Light breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Jul||4.5||Light breeze||11.3||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.3||Barely noticeable||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.1||Barely noticeable||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||2.8||Barely noticeable||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||2.9||Barely noticeable||8.7||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to St Helena?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 19, 2018 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in St Helena, CA, US is July, followed by June and August. 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 in December. 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 Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 78.7°F (25.9°C) and 63.6°F (17.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in St Helena, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 86.6°F (30.3°C) and 63.6°F (17.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 5 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in St Helena to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 64.3°F (17.9°C) and 57.1°F (13.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.