The best times to visit Umtata for ideal weather are

April 2nd to May 27th

or

August 27th to October 14th

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

 

 


Other Umtata Travel Info

Weather in Umtata

Temperature

Average temperatures in Umtata vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 58th 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 Umtata, 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 87.4°F (30.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.6°F (18.1°C) at night.

Umtata Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Umtata 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.

Umtata Perceived Temperature (F)

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Umtata Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Umtata 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 85.8 71 62.6
Feb 86 71.7 63.5
Mar 84.1 69.3 60.5
Apr 79.8 63.8 53.6
May 78 61 49.4
Jun 71.5 54.3 42.1
Jul 72 54.2 41.6
Aug 76 58.3 45.5
Sep 79 61.6 50.1
Oct 78.5 63.3 54
Nov 80 65.3 56.2
Dec 81.8 68 60.1

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 29.9 21.7 17
Feb 30 22.1 17.5
Mar 28.9 20.7 15.8
Apr 26.6 17.7 12
May 25.6 16.1 9.7
Jun 21.9 12.4 5.6
Jul 22.2 12.3 5.3
Aug 24.4 14.6 7.5
Sep 26.1 16.4 10.1
Oct 25.8 17.4 12.2
Nov 26.7 18.5 13.4
Dec 27.7 20 15.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Umtata are July, 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 to early June. For example, on the week of May 28th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid February with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of February 19th.

When can you find snow in Umtata? 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 Umtata.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Umtata (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 23% 0 3.7
Feb 24% 0 3.5
Mar 20% 0 2.5
Apr 11% 0 1.7
May 5% 0 0.5
Jun 6% 0 0.6
Jul 3% 0 0.5
Aug 5% 0 1
Sep 7% 0 0.8
Oct 21% 0 2.3
Nov 24% 0 2.3
Dec 22% 0 3

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 23 0 9.4
Feb 24 0 8.9
Mar 20 0 6.4
Apr 11 0 4.3
May 5 0 1.3
Jun 6 0 1.5
Jul 3 0 1.3
Aug 5 0 2.5
Sep 7 0 2
Oct 21 0 5.8
Nov 24 0 5.8
Dec 22 0 7.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Umtata has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (43.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (66.6%).

Wind in Umtata is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by December and October. November’s average wind speed of around 6.9 knots (7.9 MPH or 12.8 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 mid November where average top sustained speeds reach 14.5 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Avg. Relative Humidity

Wind

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

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Max Sustained Wind
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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 6.1 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Feb 5.9 Light breeze 11.5 Significant breeze
Mar 5.2 Light breeze 10.4 Significant breeze
Apr 4.9 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
May 4.3 Light breeze 9.5 Significant breeze
Jun 4.8 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.4 Light breeze 10.1 Significant breeze
Aug 5.5 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Sep 6.1 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Oct 6.4 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Nov 6.9 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Dec 6.7 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 66.1%
Feb 64.5%
Mar 64.8%
Apr 59.1%
May 51.8%
Jun 46.1%
Jul 43.4%
Aug 43.7%
Sep 48.5%
Oct 60.1%
Nov 59.8%
Dec 66.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Umtata?

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 Umtata, South Africa is September, followed by January 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 Umtata in March. 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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 71.5 in March means 71.5% of the tourists vs. September.

 

 

Overall Umtata Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 86.5°F (30.3°C) and 74.3°F (23.5°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Umtata, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 82.1°F (27.8°C) and 77°F (25°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Umtata to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.4°F (30.8°C) and 78.3°F (25.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: consistently 7 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

 

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