The best times to visit Windhoek for ideal weather are
March 26th to May 27th
August 6th 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.
Windhoek Travel Guide
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Weather in Windhoek
Average temperatures in Windhoek vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 62nd 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 Windhoek, the hottest months are December, October, and then November. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid December where highs are regularly around 93.6°F (34.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 65°F (18.3°C) at night.
Windhoek Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Windhoek 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.
Windhoek Perceived Temperature (F)
Windhoek Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Windhoek 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 Windhoek are June, 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 late May. For example, on the week of May 21st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid January with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of January 15th.
When can you find snow in Windhoek? 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 Windhoek.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Windhoek (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
Windhoek has some comfortably humid months, with some extremely dry months. The least humid month is September (9.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (43.1%).
Wind in Windhoek is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by September and July. October’s average wind speed of around 5.5 knots (6.4 MPH or 10.3 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 late October to early November where average top sustained speeds reach 11.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Windhoek.
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||4.8||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.9||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.7||Light breeze||9||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.8||Light breeze||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|May||5.1||Light breeze||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.4||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||5.4||Light breeze||9.3||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.4||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.5||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||5.5||Light breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.4||Light breeze||10.9||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||4.9||Light breeze||10.1||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Windhoek?
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 Windhoek, 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 Windhoek 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 Windhoek Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.4°F (30.2°C) and 76.5°F (24.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 6 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 Windhoek, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 92°F (33.3°C) and 86.4°F (30.2°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 2 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 Windhoek to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 93.6°F (34.2°C) and 86.4°F (30.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.