The best times to visit Swakopmund for ideal weather are

September 17th to March 18th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Swakopmund Travel Info

Weather in Swakopmund


Average temperatures in Swakopmund vary somewhat. 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 94th 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 Swakopmund, the hottest months are March, February, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid April where highs are regularly around 85.8°F (29.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62°F (16.7°C) at night.

Swakopmund Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Swakopmund Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Swakopmund Perceived Temperature (F)


Swakopmund Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Swakopmund 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 76.1 66.7 61.3
Feb 78.1 67.1 60.8
Mar 80.3 67.3 60
Apr 80.8 66.2 57
May 78.1 63.1 53
Jun 74.3 60.6 49.5
Jul 74.9 61.3 50.2
Aug 70 57 47.7
Sep 70.3 57.9 49.6
Oct 71.6 59.5 51.9
Nov 74 62.3 54.8
Dec 75 64.9 58.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 24.5 19.3 16.3
Feb 25.6 19.5 16
Mar 26.8 19.6 15.6
Apr 27.1 19 13.9
May 25.6 17.3 11.7
Jun 23.5 15.9 9.7
Jul 23.8 16.3 10.1
Aug 21.1 13.9 8.7
Sep 21.3 14.4 9.8
Oct 22 15.3 11.1
Nov 23.3 16.8 12.7
Dec 23.9 18.3 14.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Swakopmund are April, May, 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 January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late March with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of March 26th.

When can you find snow in Swakopmund? 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 Swakopmund.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Swakopmund (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 1% 0 0
Feb 1% 0 0
Mar 1% 0 0.2
Apr 0% 0 0
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 0% 0 0
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 0% 0 0

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 1 0 0
Feb 1 0 0
Mar 1 0 0.5
Apr 0 0 0
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 0 0 0
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 0 0 0


Humidity and Wind

Swakopmund has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (46.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (65.4%).

Wind in Swakopmund is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by January and December. July’s average wind speed of around 7.5 knots (8.6 MPH or 13.8 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 15.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Swakopmund.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 6.7 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Feb 6.5 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Mar 5.9 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Apr 5.4 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
May 5.4 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze
Jun 6.7 Light breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Jul 7.5 Gentle breeze 15.1 Significant breeze
Aug 6 Light breeze 13 Significant breeze
Sep 6.3 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Oct 6.2 Light breeze 13.5 Significant breeze
Nov 6.5 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze
Dec 6.7 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 65.4%
Feb 63.9%
Mar 63.2%
Apr 58.3%
May 56.9%
Jun 50.8%
Jul 46.5%
Aug 62%
Sep 64.6%
Oct 63.3%
Nov 61.3%
Dec 62.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Swakopmund?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Namibia; 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 Swakopmund, Namibia is September, followed by April 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 Swakopmund in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

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 55 in October means 55% of the tourists vs. September.



Overall Swakopmund Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 85.8°F (29.9°C) and 75.5°F (24.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Swakopmund, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 75°F (23.9°C) and 69.3°F (20.7°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 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 Swakopmund to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 78.9°F (26.1°C) and 73.3°F (22.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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