When is the best time to go to Durban

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Durban, South Africa. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Durban weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Durban are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Durban January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
25°C 140mm 6.9hrs 14.7hrs 26°C

January in Durban is generally wet with the temperature being hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Durban for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

January is in the summer in Durban and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 27°C (81°F), whilst at night 20°C (68°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Durban with around 140mm 5.5 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Durban February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
25°C 120mm 7.2hrs 14hrs 27°C

February in Durban is generally damp with the temperature being hot.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Durban for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

February is in the summer in Durban and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 28°C (82°F), whilst at night 20°C (69°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Durban with around 120mm 4.7 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Durban March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
24°C 117mm 7.3hrs 13.1hrs 27°C

The weather in March in Durban is characteristically hot, humid and damp.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Durban for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

March is in the fall / autumn in Durban and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 27°C (81°F), whilst at night 19°C (67°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Durban with around 117mm 4.6 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Durban April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
23°C 71mm 7.5hrs 12.2hrs 26°C

Durban's weather in April is typically warm, humid and reasonably dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Durban.

April is in the fall / autumn in Durban and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 26°C (78°F), whilst at night 17°C (62°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Durban with around 71mm 2.8 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Durban May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
22°C 54mm 7.8hrs 11.5hrs 24°C

May is a reasonably dry month in Durban and the temperature is generally warm.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Durban, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

May is in the fall / autumn in Durban and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 24°C (75°F), whilst at night 14°C (57°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Durban with around 54mm 2.1 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 6 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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June

Durban June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
20°C 27mm 8.1hrs 14.7hrs 23°C

Durban's weather in June is typically mild and dry in nature.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Durban, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

June is in the winter in Durban and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 23°C (73°F), whilst at night 11°C (52°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Durban with around 27mm 1.1 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 4 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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July

Durban July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
20°C 33mm 8.1hrs 14hrs 22°C

July in Durban is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being mild.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Durban, with some very good weather at this time of year.

July is in the winter in Durban and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 22°C (72°F), whilst at night 11°C (51°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Durban with around 33mm 1.3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 4 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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August

Durban August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
20°C 51mm 7.8hrs 13.1hrs 22°C

The weather in August in Durban is characteristically mild and reasonably dry.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Durban, with some very good weather at this time of year.

August is in the winter in Durban and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 23°C (73°F), whilst at night 12°C (54°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Durban with around 51mm 2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 6 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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September

Durban September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
21°C 72mm 6.6hrs 12.2hrs 22°C

Durban's weather in September is typically warm and reasonably dry in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of pretty acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Durban.

September is in the spring in Durban and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 23°C (74°F), whilst at night 15°C (59°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Durban with around 72mm 2.8 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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October

Durban October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
21°C 102mm 6.4hrs 11.5hrs 23°C

October is a damp month in Durban and the temperature is generally warm.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Durban for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

October is in the spring in Durban and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 24°C (75°F), whilst at night 16°C (61°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Durban with around 102mm 4 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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November

Durban November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
22°C 113mm 6.5hrs 14.7hrs 24°C

The climate in Durban during November can be summarized as warm, humid and damp.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Durban for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

November is in the spring in Durban and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 25°C (77°F), whilst at night 18°C (64°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Durban with around 113mm 4.4 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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December

Durban December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
24°C 109mm 7.1hrs 14hrs 25°C

December in Durban is generally damp with the temperature being warm.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Durban for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

December is in the summer in Durban and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 27°C (80°F), whilst at night 19°C (67°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Durban with around 109mm 4.3 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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Durban weather statistics
Hottest month: February 27.3°C 81.1°F
Driest month: June 27mm 1.1ins
Sunniest month: June 8.1hrs
Coldest month: July 22°C 71.6°F
Wettest month: January 140mm 5.5ins
Warmest sea: February 26.6°C 79.9°F
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