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.

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Welkom Travel Guide

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • 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)


    “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.

    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.

    Show Fahrenheit

    Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan 89.9 74 62.5
    Feb 89.1 73.3 61.6
    Mar 86.1 69.8 57.9
    Apr 79.5 62.8 49.7
    May 75.7 57.8 43.5
    Jun 67.6 50.3 36.3
    Jul 68.6 50.6 35.8
    Aug 75.1 57 40.9
    Sep 83 64.2 48.1
    Oct 86.3 68.6 54.1
    Nov 87.6 70.2 56.5
    Dec 89.5 72.8 60.8

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 32.2 23.3 16.9
    Feb 31.7 22.9 16.4
    Mar 30.1 21 14.4
    Apr 26.4 17.1 9.8
    May 24.3 14.3 6.4
    Jun 19.8 10.2 2.4
    Jul 20.3 10.3 2.1
    Aug 23.9 13.9 4.9
    Sep 28.3 17.9 8.9
    Oct 30.2 20.3 12.3
    Nov 30.9 21.2 13.6
    Dec 31.9 22.7 16

    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.

    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Welkom (in).

    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 34.3 0 0.1
    Feb 24.3 0 0.06
    Mar 22.9 0 0.05
    Apr 12.9 0 0.02
    May 8.6 0 0.01
    Jun 10 0 0.01
    Jul 2.9 0 0
    Aug 4.3 0 0
    Sep 7.1 0 0.01
    Oct 18.6 0 0.04
    Nov 27.1 0 0.07
    Dec 34.3 0 0.09

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 34.3 0 0.25
    Feb 24.3 0 0.15
    Mar 22.9 0 0.13
    Apr 12.9 0 0.05
    May 8.6 0 0.03
    Jun 10 0 0.03
    Jul 2.9 0 0
    Aug 4.3 0 0
    Sep 7.1 0 0.03
    Oct 18.6 0 0.1
    Nov 27.1 0 0.18
    Dec 34.3 0 0.23


    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.

    Avg. Relative Humidity


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

    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    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
    Jan 46.7
    Feb 46.5
    Mar 47.4
    Apr 43.4
    May 36.8
    Jun 39
    Jul 32.7
    Aug 25.1
    Sep 21.4
    Oct 29.5
    Nov 34.8
    Dec 42.7


    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.


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