The best times to visit Sutherland for ideal weather are
December 10th to April 1st
Sutherland Travel Guide
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Weather in Sutherland
Average temperatures in Sutherland vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 52nd 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 Sutherland, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 88.3°F (31.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 52.2°F (11.2°C) at night.
Sutherland Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Sutherland Temperatures (Celsius)
Sutherland Perceived Temperature (F)
Sutherland Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Sutherland Temperatures by Month
|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 Sutherland are September, October, 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 early to mid March. For example, on the week of March 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.
When can you find snow in Sutherland? 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 Sutherland.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sutherland (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
Sutherland has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is January (28.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (59.3%).
Wind in Sutherland is usually calm. The windiest month is June, followed by November and August. June’s average wind speed of around 6 knots (7 MPH or 11.2 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 mid August where average top sustained speeds reach 12 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Sutherland.
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||5.6||Light breeze||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||5.3||Light breeze||9||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5||Light breeze||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.6||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|May||5.3||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||6||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.7||Light breeze||10.2||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.9||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.6||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||5.7||Light breeze||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.9||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||5.6||Light breeze||9.3||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Sutherland?
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 Sutherland, South Africa is July, followed by August and June. 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 Sutherland 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 Sutherland Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 86.6°F (30.3°C) and 58.6°F (14.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with roughly 2 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the most precipitation with 2 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Sutherland, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 83.3°F (28.5°C) and 67.3°F (19.6°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: approximately 1 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Sutherland to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.3°F (31.3°C) and 81°F (27.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.