The best times to visit Umtata for ideal weather are
April 2nd to May 27th
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.
Umtata Travel Guide
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Weather in Umtata
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)
Umtata Temperatures (Celsius)
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)
Umtata Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Umtata (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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
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.