The best times to visit Walvis Bay for ideal weather are
September 17th to March 18th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Walvis Bay Travel Guide
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Weather in Walvis Bay
Average temperatures in Walvis Bay vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is among the most temperate — in the 94th 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 Walvis Bay, the hottest months are March, February, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid April where highs are regularly around 85.8°F (29.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62°F (16.7°C) at night.
Walvis Bay Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Walvis Bay 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.
Walvis Bay Perceived Temperature (F)
Walvis Bay Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Walvis Bay 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 Walvis Bay are April, May, and then June. 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 March with an average of 0 days of significant precipitation the week of March 26th.
When can you find snow in Walvis Bay? 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 Walvis Bay.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Walvis Bay (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
Walvis Bay has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (46.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (65.4%).
Wind in Walvis Bay is usually calm. The windiest month is July, followed by January and December. July’s average wind speed of around 7.5 knots (8.6 MPH or 13.8 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 15.4 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Walvis Bay.
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||6.7||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6.5||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
|Mar||5.9||Light breeze||12||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5.4||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|May||5.4||Light breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6.7||Light breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.5||Gentle breeze||15.1||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6||Light breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.3||Light breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.2||Light breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.5||Light breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.7||Light breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Walvis Bay?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for Namibia; 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 Walvis Bay, Namibia is September, followed by April 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 Walvis Bay in October. 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 Walvis Bay Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 85.8°F (29.9°C) and 75.5°F (24.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is nonexistent with roughly 0 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 about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Walvis Bay, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 75°F (23.9°C) and 69.3°F (20.7°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 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 Walvis Bay to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 78.9°F (26.1°C) and 73.3°F (22.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.