The best times to visit Vaalwater for ideal weather are

April 2nd to June 10th

or

July 30th to November 11th

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

 

 


Other Vaalwater Travel Info

Weather in Vaalwater

Temperature

Average temperatures in Vaalwater vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very nice much of the year, but hot in the summer and cold in the winter with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 49th 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 Vaalwater, the hottest months are December, October, and then November. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid October where highs are regularly around 98.7°F (37.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65.1°F (18.4°C) at night.

Vaalwater Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Vaalwater 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.

Vaalwater Perceived Temperature (F)

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Vaalwater Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Vaalwater 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 93.6 74.9 62
Feb 92.6 75.4 63.5
Mar 89.4 72.7 61.4
Apr 83.1 65.8 53.9
May 80.8 59.1 43.4
Jun 69.9 51.6 37.5
Jul 70.6 51.1 36.6
Aug 79.3 59.4 43.1
Sep 86.5 67.9 52.7
Oct 94.1 76.3 61
Nov 92.7 75.6 60.3
Dec 94.9 77.1 65.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 34.2 23.8 16.7
Feb 33.7 24.1 17.5
Mar 31.9 22.6 16.3
Apr 28.4 18.8 12.2
May 27.1 15.1 6.3
Jun 21.1 10.9 3.1
Jul 21.4 10.6 2.6
Aug 26.3 15.2 6.2
Sep 30.3 19.9 11.5
Oct 34.5 24.6 16.1
Nov 33.7 24.2 15.7
Dec 34.9 25.1 18.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Vaalwater are May, July, 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 January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January and early February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of January 29th.

When can you find snow in Vaalwater? 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 Vaalwater.

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Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Vaalwater (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 3% 0 0.7
Feb 29% 0 5.8
Mar 29% 0 4
Apr 4% 0 1.4
May 0% 0 0
Jun 3% 0 0.2
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0.1
Sep 6% 0 1.1
Oct 0% 0 0.1
Nov 10% 0 1.6
Dec 17% 0 4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 3 0 1.8
Feb 29 0 14.7
Mar 29 0 10.2
Apr 4 0 3.6
May 0 0 0
Jun 3 0 0.5
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0.3
Sep 6 0 2.8
Oct 0 0 0.3
Nov 10 0 4.1
Dec 17 0 10.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Vaalwater has some comfortably humid months, and dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is November (22.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (47.2%).

Wind in Vaalwater is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is November, followed by December and January. November’s average wind speed of around 3.9 knots (4.5 MPH or 7.2 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late October to early November where average top sustained speeds reach 8.3 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 3 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze
Feb 3 Barely noticeable 5.8 Light breeze
Mar 2.7 Barely noticeable 5 Light breeze
Apr 2.4 Barely noticeable 4.5 Light breeze
May 2.2 Barely noticeable 4 Light breeze
Jun 2.5 Barely noticeable 4.4 Light breeze
Jul 1.6 Barely noticeable 5.1 Light breeze
Aug 2.8 Barely noticeable 5.3 Light breeze
Sep 2.8 Barely noticeable 5.1 Light breeze
Oct 3 Barely noticeable 5.8 Light breeze
Nov 3.9 Barely noticeable 7.3 Light breeze
Dec 3.1 Barely noticeable 5.8 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 43.7%
Feb 45.1%
Mar 46.5%
Apr 47.2%
May 37.1%
Jun 41.9%
Jul 38%
Aug 28.3%
Sep 30%
Oct 25.9%
Nov 22.7%
Dec 42.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Vaalwater?

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 Vaalwater, South Africa is September, followed by August and January. 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 Vaalwater in July. 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 66.2 in July means 66.2% of the tourists vs. September.

 

 

Overall Vaalwater Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 92.2°F (33.4°C) and 77.8°F (25.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 9 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 cold 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 slowest season for tourism in Vaalwater, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 97.7°F (36.5°C) and 79.1°F (26.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 3 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Vaalwater to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 98.7°F (37.1°C) and 88°F (31.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 1 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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