The best times to visit Umhlanga for ideal weather are

April 9th to September 23rd

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



Other Umhlanga Travel Info

Weather in Umhlanga


Average temperatures in Umhlanga vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 65th 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 Umhlanga, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early February where highs are regularly around 85.5°F (29.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.7°F (20.9°C) at night.

Umhlanga Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Umhlanga 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.

Umhlanga Perceived Temperature (F)


Umhlanga Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Umhlanga 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 84.2 75.2 69
Feb 85.1 75.8 68.9
Mar 83.8 74.1 67.4
Apr 80.8 69.5 61.5
May 80.4 67.3 58.3
Jun 77.7 62.3 53.6
Jul 75.9 61.7 52.5
Aug 77.8 64.6 55.5
Sep 78.7 67.1 59.4
Oct 78.5 68.5 62
Nov 80.5 70.2 64.2
Dec 82.8 73.2 67.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29 24 20.6
Feb 29.5 24.3 20.5
Mar 28.8 23.4 19.7
Apr 27.1 20.8 16.4
May 26.9 19.6 14.6
Jun 25.4 16.8 12
Jul 24.4 16.5 11.4
Aug 25.4 18.1 13.1
Sep 25.9 19.5 15.2
Oct 25.8 20.3 16.7
Nov 26.9 21.2 17.9
Dec 28.2 22.9 19.7



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Umhlanga are August, June, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid June. For example, on the week of June 18th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early December with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of December 3rd.

When can you find snow in Umhlanga? 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 Umhlanga.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 20% 0 3.9
Feb 19% 0 2.3
Mar 14% 0 3.1
Apr 12% 0 1.2
May 7% 0 1.2
Jun 6% 0 1.2
Jul 7% 0 1.2
Aug 6% 0 0.9
Sep 13% 0 1.7
Oct 24% 0 3.2
Nov 26% 0 3.3
Dec 25% 0 3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 20 0 9.9
Feb 19 0 5.8
Mar 14 0 7.9
Apr 12 0 3
May 7 0 3
Jun 6 0 3
Jul 7 0 3
Aug 6 0 2.3
Sep 13 0 4.3
Oct 24 0 8.1
Nov 26 0 8.4
Dec 25 0 7.6


Humidity and Wind

Umhlanga has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is June (56.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (71.7%).

Wind in Umhlanga is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and September. October’s average wind speed of around 4.4 knots (5.1 MPH or 8.2 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 late October where average top sustained speeds reach 8.5 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 4.2 Light breeze 7.4 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.8 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Mar 3.5 Barely noticeable 6.9 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.1 Barely noticeable 6.3 Light breeze
May 2.7 Barely noticeable 5.8 Gentle breeze
Jun 2.8 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze
Jul 3.1 Barely noticeable 6.3 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.8 Barely noticeable 7.4 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.3 Light breeze 8 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.4 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.4 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.1 Light breeze 7.3 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 71.4%
Feb 69.9%
Mar 70.6%
Apr 67.1%
May 65.1%
Jun 56.5%
Jul 58.4%
Aug 60%
Sep 65.1%
Oct 69.5%
Nov 70.1%
Dec 71.7%


Is it Safe to Travel to Umhlanga?

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 Umhlanga, South Africa 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 Umhlanga 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

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 56.7 in February means 56.7% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Umhlanga Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 85.2°F (29.6°C) and 80°F (26.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 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 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Umhlanga, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 81.5°F (27.5°C) and 77.9°F (25.5°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 8 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 Umhlanga to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 85.5°F (29.7°C) and 80°F (26.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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