The best times to visit Welkom for ideal weather are
April 2nd to April 22nd
September 10th to October 28th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Welkom Travel Guide
Weather in Welkom
Average temperatures in Welkom vary little and are seasonally temperate. The area is in the top 85 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Welkom, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid-December where highs are regularly around 91.2°F (32.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 61.4°F (16.3°C) at night.
Welkom Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Welkom 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.
Welkom Perceived Temperature (F)
Welkom Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Welkom 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)|
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 Welkom.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Welkom (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
Welkom has far below average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is September (21.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (47.4%).
Wind in Welkom is usually moderate. The windiest month is November, followed by October and December. November’s average wind speed of around 9.2 knots (10.6 MPH or 17 KPH) is considered “gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late November to early December where average top sustained speeds reach 15.6 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Welkom.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||7.7||a gentle breeze||12.4||a moderate breeze|
|Feb||7.1||a gentle breeze||11.5||a moderate breeze|
|Mar||6.8||a light breeze||10.8||a moderate breeze|
|Apr||6||a light breeze||9.7||a gentle breeze|
|May||5.6||a light breeze||8.9||a moderate breeze|
|Jun||6.4||a light breeze||9.8||a gentle breeze|
|Jul||6.3||a light breeze||9.8||a moderate breeze|
|Aug||7.6||a gentle breeze||11.6||a moderate breeze|
|Sep||8.2||a gentle breeze||12.9||a moderate breeze|
|Oct||8.7||a gentle breeze||13.9||a moderate breeze|
|Nov||9.2||a gentle breeze||14.6||a moderate breeze|
|Dec||8.7||a gentle breeze||13.8||a moderate breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Welkom?
As of 6/13/2017 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.
Overall Welkom Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 88.3°F (31.3°C) and 72.5°F (22.5°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Fall is slow/unreported 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. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Welkom, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 89.1°F (31.7°C) and 82.4°F (28°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Welkom to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 91.2°F (32.9°C) and 87.4°F (30.8°C). These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.