The best times to visit Witsand for ideal weather are

March 26th to May 27th

or

September 10th to December 23rd

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

 

 


Other Witsand Travel Info

Weather in Witsand

Temperature

Average temperatures in Witsand vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 65th 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 Witsand, the hottest months are January, February, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early February where highs are regularly around 89.3°F (31.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62.6°F (17°C) at night.

Witsand Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Witsand 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.

Witsand Perceived Temperature (F)

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Witsand Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Witsand 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 86.9 71.6 62.8
Feb 87.2 71.5 62.6
Mar 85.9 69.4 60.4
Apr 80.2 63.6 54.2
May 75.7 60 50.6
Jun 70.5 54.9 45.8
Jul 69.3 53.8 44.3
Aug 72.1 55.7 45.7
Sep 74.7 57.9 47.7
Oct 77.2 62.1 53.5
Nov 80.1 64.8 55.5
Dec 83.6 69.1 60.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.5 22 17.1
Feb 30.7 21.9 17
Mar 29.9 20.8 15.8
Apr 26.8 17.6 12.3
May 24.3 15.6 10.3
Jun 21.4 12.7 7.7
Jul 20.7 12.1 6.8
Aug 22.3 13.2 7.6
Sep 23.7 14.4 8.7
Oct 25.1 16.7 11.9
Nov 26.7 18.2 13.1
Dec 28.7 20.6 15.8

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Witsand are December, May, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early February. For example, on the week of February 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late September with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of September 24th.

When can you find snow in Witsand? 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 Witsand.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Witsand (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 13% 0 3.3
Feb 4% 0 0.5
Mar 14% 0 2.2
Apr 14% 0 2.9
May 4% 0 0.4
Jun 17% 0 2.6
Jul 5% 0 0.3
Aug 5% 0 0.5
Sep 20% 0 2.3
Oct 5% 0 0.7
Nov 18% 0 2.6
Dec 3% 0 0.4

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 13 0 8.4
Feb 4 0 1.3
Mar 14 0 5.6
Apr 14 0 7.4
May 4 0 1
Jun 17 0 6.6
Jul 5 0 0.8
Aug 5 0 1.3
Sep 20 0 5.8
Oct 5 0 1.8
Nov 18 0 6.6
Dec 3 0 1

 

Humidity and Wind

Witsand has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is November (58.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (63.9%).

Wind in Witsand is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by January and November. December’s average wind speed of around 5.5 knots (6.3 MPH or 10.2 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 December where average top sustained speeds reach 9.6 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 5.2 Light breeze 8.7 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.7 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.4 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Apr 3.3 Barely noticeable 6.6 Light breeze
May 3.1 Barely noticeable 6 Gentle breeze
Jun 3 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze
Jul 2.9 Barely noticeable 5.6 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.4 Barely noticeable 6.5 Light breeze
Sep 3.7 Barely noticeable 7.1 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.7 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Nov 5.2 Light breeze 8.6 Gentle breeze
Dec 5.5 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 58.6%
Feb 59.6%
Mar 59.8%
Apr 60.6%
May 61.1%
Jun 63.9%
Jul 62.2%
Aug 61.7%
Sep 58.9%
Oct 61.7%
Nov 58.1%
Dec 58.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Witsand?

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 Witsand, South Africa is July, followed by August and June. 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 Witsand in December. 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 47.8 in December means 47.8% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Witsand Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 89.3°F (31.8°C) and 71.7°F (22.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 4 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 moderate precipitation with 1 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Witsand, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 81.5°F (27.5°C) and 73.9°F (23.3°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 1 to 6 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 Witsand to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.3°F (31.8°C) and 81.4°F (27.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 4 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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