The best times to visit Swaziland for ideal weather are

April 16th 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.

 

 


Other Swaziland Travel Info

Weather in Swaziland

Temperature

Average temperatures in Swaziland 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 more temperate than most — in the 83rd 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 Swaziland, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid January where highs are regularly around 86.3°F (30.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 67.7°F (19.8°C) at night.

Swaziland Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Swaziland 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.

Swaziland Perceived Temperature (F)

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Swaziland Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Swaziland 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 84.8 74.1 66.5
Feb 85.3 74.4 66.5
Mar 83.3 72 64.2
Apr 79.3 67.1 58.3
May 79.4 65.3 54.9
Jun 75.8 60.9 49.7
Jul 74.2 60.4 49.8
Aug 79 65 53.7
Sep 81.4 67.2 56.6
Oct 81.3 69.2 60.2
Nov 82.3 71.3 63
Dec 82.9 72 64.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29.3 23.4 19.2
Feb 29.6 23.6 19.2
Mar 28.5 22.2 17.9
Apr 26.3 19.5 14.6
May 26.3 18.5 12.7
Jun 24.3 16.1 9.8
Jul 23.4 15.8 9.9
Aug 26.1 18.3 12.1
Sep 27.4 19.6 13.7
Oct 27.4 20.7 15.7
Nov 27.9 21.8 17.2
Dec 28.3 22.2 18.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Swaziland are July, May, and then August. 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 July. For example, on the week of July 9th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid January with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 15th.

When can you find snow in Swaziland? 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 Swaziland.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Swaziland (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 16% 0 3.6
Feb 10% 0 1.7
Mar 12% 0 2.3
Apr 10% 0 1.8
May 3% 0 0.6
Jun 4% 0 0.8
Jul 2% 0 0.3
Aug 3% 0 0.5
Sep 7% 0 1.1
Oct 11% 0 1.6
Nov 10% 0 1.7
Dec 14% 0 2.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 16 0 9.1
Feb 10 0 4.3
Mar 12 0 5.8
Apr 10 0 4.6
May 3 0 1.5
Jun 4 0 2
Jul 2 0 0.8
Aug 3 0 1.3
Sep 7 0 2.8
Oct 11 0 4.1
Nov 10 0 4.3
Dec 14 0 5.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Swaziland has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (39.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (64.8%).

Wind in Swaziland is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is September, followed by August and October. September’s average wind speed of around 4.7 knots (5.5 MPH or 8.8 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 August to early September where average top sustained speeds reach 12.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 4.1 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.2 Barely noticeable 7.5 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.2 Barely noticeable 7.7 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.3 Barely noticeable 7.1 Gentle breeze
May 3.2 Barely noticeable 7.3 Gentle breeze
Jun 3.6 Barely noticeable 8.4 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.8 Barely noticeable 9.2 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.5 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.7 Light breeze 11.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.3 Light breeze 10.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.3 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.9 Barely noticeable 9.1 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 61%
Feb 63.9%
Mar 64.8%
Apr 61.1%
May 48.3%
Jun 41.8%
Jul 42.1%
Aug 39.3%
Sep 45.8%
Oct 54%
Nov 57.1%
Dec 61.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Swaziland?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Eswatini; exercise normal security precautions. 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 Swaziland is August, followed by June and March. 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 Swaziland in February. 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 very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 56.7 in February means 56.7% of the tourists vs. August.

 

 

Overall Swaziland Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 85.4°F (29.7°C) and 78.2°F (25.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 4 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Swaziland, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 85.3°F (29.6°C) and 78.7°F (25.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 3 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Swaziland to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 86.3°F (30.2°C) and 80.8°F (27.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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