The best times to visit Thohoyandou for ideal weather are

April 16th to September 16th

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



Other Thohoyandou Travel Info

Weather in Thohoyandou


Average temperatures in Thohoyandou vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 61st 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 Thohoyandou, 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 89.5°F (31.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 66.5°F (19.2°C) at night.

Thohoyandou Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Thohoyandou 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.

Thohoyandou Perceived Temperature (F)


Thohoyandou Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Thohoyandou 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 86.2 74.9 66.7
Feb 87.9 75.4 66.3
Mar 87.2 73.9 63.9
Apr 82.7 68.4 58.4
May 82.2 65.5 53.1
Jun 78.4 61.5 48.5
Jul 76.2 60.4 48.1
Aug 80.9 64.5 50.4
Sep 86 69.6 56.5
Oct 86.2 71.9 60.6
Nov 86.9 73.3 62.8
Dec 87.1 74.7 66

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.1 23.8 19.3
Feb 31.1 24.1 19.1
Mar 30.7 23.3 17.7
Apr 28.2 20.2 14.7
May 27.9 18.6 11.7
Jun 25.8 16.4 9.2
Jul 24.6 15.8 8.9
Aug 27.2 18.1 10.2
Sep 30 20.9 13.6
Oct 30.1 22.2 15.9
Nov 30.5 22.9 17.1
Dec 30.6 23.7 18.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Thohoyandou are June, August, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late May. For example, on the week of May 21st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 24th.

When can you find snow in Thohoyandou? 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 Thohoyandou.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 19% 0 4.7
Feb 12% 0 1.8
Mar 10% 0 2.1
Apr 9% 0 1.7
May 2% 0 0.3
Jun 1% 0 0.3
Jul 4% 0 0.5
Aug 2% 0 0.1
Sep 8% 0 1
Oct 10% 0 1.5
Nov 20% 0 2.8
Dec 24% 0 5.3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 19 0 11.9
Feb 12 0 4.6
Mar 10 0 5.3
Apr 9 0 4.3
May 2 0 0.8
Jun 1 0 0.8
Jul 4 0 1.3
Aug 2 0 0.3
Sep 8 0 2.5
Oct 10 0 3.8
Nov 20 0 7.1
Dec 24 0 13.5


Humidity and Wind

Thohoyandou has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is August (40.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (65.1%).

Wind in Thohoyandou is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by September and June. October’s average wind speed of around 5.3 knots (6.1 MPH or 9.9 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 early June where average top sustained speeds reach 10 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 4.6 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.6 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.4 Light breeze 7.4 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.4 Light breeze 7.4 Gentle breeze
May 4.7 Light breeze 7.7 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.3 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.9 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Aug 5.1 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Sep 5.3 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Oct 5.3 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.1 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.7 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 65.1%
Feb 60.6%
Mar 59%
Apr 61.2%
May 52.2%
Jun 46%
Jul 48.4%
Aug 40.1%
Sep 42.5%
Oct 49.1%
Nov 55.9%
Dec 61%


Is it Safe to Travel to Thohoyandou?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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 Nov 30, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Thohoyandou, South Africa is August, followed by April and May. 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 Thohoyandou in November. 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 37.7 in November means 37.7% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Thohoyandou Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.4°F (31.3°C) and 79.6°F (26.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 3 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 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Thohoyandou, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 89.5°F (31.9°C) and 83.9°F (28.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 6 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 Thohoyandou to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.5°F (31.4°C) and 84.5°F (29.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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