When is the best time to go to Johannesburg

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Johannesburg, 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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Johannesburg weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Johannesburg 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

Johannesburg January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
24°C 135mm 8.8hrs 14.4hrs

Warm and wet weather often prevails in Johannesburg during the month of January

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

January is in the summer in Johannesburg and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 26°C (80°F), whilst at night 15°C (59°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Johannesburg with around 135mm 5.3 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Johannesburg weather in January »

February

Johannesburg February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
23°C 93mm 8.8hrs 13.8hrs

February in Johannesburg is generally a little damp with the temperature being warm.

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

February is in the summer in Johannesburg and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 26°C (78°F), whilst at night 15°C (58°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Johannesburg with around 93mm 3.7 inches of rain making it a a little damp 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 8.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Johannesburg weather in February »

March

Johannesburg March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
22°C 92mm 8.4hrs 13.1hrs

The weather in March in Johannesburg is characteristically warm and a little damp.

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

March is in the fall / autumn in Johannesburg and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 25°C (77°F), whilst at night 13°C (56°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Johannesburg with around 92mm 3.6 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Johannesburg weather in March »

April

Johannesburg April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
20°C 56mm 8.5hrs 12.3hrs

Johannesburg's weather in April is typically mild and reasonably dry in nature.

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

April is in the fall / autumn in Johannesburg and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 22°C (72°F), whilst at night 10°C (50°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Johannesburg with around 56mm 2.2 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 8 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Johannesburg weather in April »

May

Johannesburg May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
18°C 15mm 9.6hrs 11.7hrs

May is a dry month in Johannesburg and the temperature is generally mild.

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

May is in the fall / autumn in Johannesburg and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (68°F), whilst at night 6°C (43°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Johannesburg with around 15mm 0.6 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 3 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Johannesburg weather in May »

June

Johannesburg June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
15°C 9mm 9.5hrs 14.4hrs

June is a very dry month in Johannesburg and the temperature is generally cool.

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

June is in the winter in Johannesburg and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 17°C (62°F), whilst at night 3°C (37°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Johannesburg with around 9mm 0.3 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Johannesburg weather in June »

July

Johannesburg July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
16°C 4mm 10hrs 13.8hrs

July in Johannesburg is generally very dry with the temperature being mild.

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

July is in the winter in Johannesburg and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 18°C (64°F), whilst at night 3°C (37°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Johannesburg with around 4mm 0.1 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 10 hours of sunshine per day.

Johannesburg weather in July »

August

Johannesburg August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
18°C 8mm 10.4hrs 13.1hrs

The weather in August in Johannesburg is characteristically mild and very dry.

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

August is in the winter in Johannesburg and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 20°C (68°F), whilst at night 6°C (42°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Johannesburg with around 8mm 0.3 inches of rain making it a very dry time to visit.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 10.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Johannesburg weather in August »

September

Johannesburg September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
21°C 28mm 10.3hrs 12.3hrs

Johannesburg's weather in September is typically mild and dry in nature.

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

September is in the spring in Johannesburg and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 23°C (74°F), whilst at night 9°C (49°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Johannesburg with around 28mm 1.1 inches of rain making it a dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 3 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 10.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Johannesburg weather in September »

October

Johannesburg October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
22°C 76mm 9.5hrs 11.7hrs

October is a reasonably dry month in Johannesburg and the temperature is generally mild.

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

October is in the spring in Johannesburg and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 24°C (76°F), whilst at night 12°C (53°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Johannesburg with around 76mm 3 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 9.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Johannesburg weather in October »

November

Johannesburg November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
22°C 112mm 9hrs 14.4hrs

Johannesburg's weather in November is typically warm and damp in nature.

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

November is in the spring in Johannesburg and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 25°C (77°F), whilst at night 13°C (56°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Johannesburg with around 112mm 4.4 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 9 hours of sunshine per day.

Johannesburg weather in November »

December

Johannesburg December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
23°C 113mm 9.4hrs 13.8hrs

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

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

December is in the summer in Johannesburg and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 26°C (79°F), whilst at night 14°C (58°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Johannesburg with around 113mm 4.4 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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Johannesburg weather stats

Johannesburg weather statistics
Hottest month: January 26.1°C 79°F
Driest month: July 4mm 0.2ins
Sunniest month: July 10hrs
Coldest month: June 16.4°C 61.5°F
Wettest month: January 135mm 5.3ins
Warmest sea: February 25.1°C 77.2°F
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