When is the best time to go to Knysna

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

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Knysna 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

Knysna January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
21°C 68mm 9.6hrs 15.1hrs 22°C

Warm and reasonably dry weather often prevails in Knysna during the month of January

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

January is in the summer in Knysna and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 24°C (74°F), whilst at night 16°C (61°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Knysna with around 68mm 2.7 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 9.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Knysna February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
21°C 62mm 9hrs 14.2hrs 22°C

February in Knysna is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being warm.

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

February is in the summer in Knysna and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 24°C (75°F), whilst at night 16°C (61°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Knysna with around 62mm 2.4 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 9 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Knysna March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
20°C 73mm 8hrs 13.2hrs 22°C

The weather in March in Knysna is characteristically warm and reasonably dry.

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

March is in the fall / autumn in Knysna and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 23°C (73°F), whilst at night 15°C (60°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Knysna with around 73mm 2.9 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 8 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Knysna April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
20°C 78mm 7.3hrs 12.1hrs 21°C

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

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

April is in the fall / autumn in Knysna and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 22°C (71°F), whilst at night 14°C (57°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Knysna with around 78mm 3.1 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 7.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Knysna weather in April »

May

Knysna May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
18°C 71mm 6.8hrs 11.3hrs 20°C

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

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

May is in the fall / autumn in Knysna and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (69°F), whilst at night 12°C (54°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Knysna 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 6.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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June

Knysna June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
17°C 69mm 6.6hrs 15.1hrs 19°C

The climate in Knysna during June can be summarized as mild and reasonably dry.

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

June is in the winter in Knysna and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 19°C (66°F), whilst at night 10°C (51°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Knysna with around 69mm 2.7 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 6.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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July

Knysna July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
16°C 67mm 7.2hrs 14.2hrs 18°C

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

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

July is in the winter in Knysna and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 18°C (64°F), whilst at night 9°C (49°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Knysna with around 67mm 2.7 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 7.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Knysna weather in July »

August

Knysna August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
16°C 95mm 7.5hrs 13.2hrs 18°C

The weather in August in Knysna is characteristically mild and a little damp.

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

August is in the winter in Knysna and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 18°C (65°F), whilst at night 10°C (49°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Knysna with around 95mm 3.8 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 7.5 hours of sunshine per day.

Knysna weather in August »

September

Knysna September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
17°C 75mm 7.4hrs 12.1hrs 18°C

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

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

September is in the spring in Knysna and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 19°C (66°F), whilst at night 11°C (51°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Knysna with around 75mm 3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry 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 7.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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October

Knysna October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
17°C 91mm 8.1hrs 11.3hrs 19°C

October is a a little damp month in Knysna and the temperature is generally mild.

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

October is in the spring in Knysna and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 19°C (67°F), whilst at night 12°C (53°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Knysna with around 91mm 3.6 inches of rain making it a a little 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 8.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Knysna weather in October »

November

Knysna November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
19°C 74mm 8.9hrs 15.1hrs 20°C

The weather in November in Knysna is characteristically mild and reasonably dry.

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

November is in the spring in Knysna and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 21°C (69°F), whilst at night 13°C (56°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Knysna with around 74mm 2.9 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 8.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Knysna weather in November »

December

Knysna December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
20°C 65mm 9.7hrs 14.2hrs 21°C

December in Knysna is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being warm.

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

December is in the summer in Knysna and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 22°C (72°F), whilst at night 15°C (59°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Knysna with around 65mm 2.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry 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 9.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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Knysna weather stats

Knysna weather statistics
Hottest month: February 23.4°C 74.1°F
Driest month: February 62mm 2.4ins
Sunniest month: July 7.2hrs
Coldest month: July 17.8°C 64°F
Wettest month: August 95mm 3.7ins
Warmest sea: February 22.3°C 72.1°F
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