When is the best time to go to Port Elizabeth

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

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Port Elizabeth 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

Port Elizabeth January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
24°C 36mm 9.1hrs 15hrs 23°C

January in Port Elizabeth is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being warm.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Port Elizabeth, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

January is in the summer in Port Elizabeth and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 26°C (79°F), whilst at night 18°C (64°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Port Elizabeth with around 36mm 1.4 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 9.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Port Elizabeth February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
24°C 39mm 8.4hrs 14.2hrs 24°C

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

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Port Elizabeth, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

February is in the summer in Port Elizabeth and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 26°C (79°F), whilst at night 18°C (64°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Port Elizabeth with around 39mm 1.5 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 8.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Port Elizabeth March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
23°C 50mm 7.8hrs 13.2hrs 23°C

The weather in March in Port Elizabeth is characteristically warm, humid and reasonably dry.

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

March is in the fall / autumn in Port Elizabeth and is typically the 3rd 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 March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Port Elizabeth with around 50mm 2 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 7.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Port Elizabeth April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
22°C 52mm 7.7hrs 12.1hrs 22°C

Port Elizabeth's weather in April is typically warm and reasonably dry in nature.

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

April is in the fall / autumn in Port Elizabeth and is typically the 4th 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 April is the 4th driest month of the year in Port Elizabeth with around 52mm 2.1 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 7.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Port Elizabeth May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
20°C 51mm 7.5hrs 11.3hrs 22°C

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

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 Port Elizabeth.

May is in the fall / autumn in Port Elizabeth and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 22°C (72°F), whilst at night 11°C (51°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Port Elizabeth with around 51mm 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 7.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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June

Port Elizabeth June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
19°C 49mm 7.3hrs 15hrs 21°C

June in Port Elizabeth is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being mild.

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 Port Elizabeth.

June is in the winter in Port Elizabeth and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 21°C (70°F), whilst at night 9°C (47°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Port Elizabeth with around 49mm 1.9 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 7.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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July

Port Elizabeth July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
18°C 42mm 7.8hrs 14.2hrs 20°C

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

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 Port Elizabeth.

July is in the winter in Port Elizabeth and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (69°F), whilst at night 8°C (46°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Port Elizabeth with around 42mm 1.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 7 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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August

Port Elizabeth August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
18°C 58mm 7.9hrs 13.2hrs 19°C

The weather in August in Port Elizabeth is characteristically mild and reasonably dry.

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 Port Elizabeth.

August is in the winter in Port Elizabeth and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (69°F), whilst at night 9°C (48°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Port Elizabeth with around 58mm 2.3 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 7.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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September

Port Elizabeth September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
19°C 54mm 7.5hrs 12.1hrs 19°C

Port Elizabeth'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 Port Elizabeth for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

September is in the spring in Port Elizabeth and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 21°C (70°F), whilst at night 11°C (52°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Port Elizabeth with around 54mm 2.1 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 7.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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October

Port Elizabeth October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
20°C 55mm 8hrs 11.3hrs 20°C

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

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

October is in the spring in Port Elizabeth and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 22°C (71°F), whilst at night 13°C (55°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Port Elizabeth with around 55mm 2.2 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 8 hours of sunshine per day.

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November

Port Elizabeth November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
21°C 49mm 8.8hrs 15hrs 21°C

Port Elizabeth's weather in November is typically warm and reasonably dry in nature.

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

November is in the spring in Port Elizabeth and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 23°C (74°F), whilst at night 14°C (58°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Port Elizabeth with around 49mm 1.9 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 8.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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December

Port Elizabeth December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
23°C 34mm 9.6hrs 14.2hrs 22°C

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

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

December is in the summer in Port Elizabeth and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a muggy 25°C (77°F), whilst at night 16°C (61°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Port Elizabeth with around 34mm 1.3 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 9.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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Port Elizabeth weather statistics
Hottest month: January 26°C 78.8°F
Driest month: December 34mm 1.3ins
Sunniest month: July 7.8hrs
Coldest month: July 20.1°C 68.2°F
Wettest month: August 58mm 2.3ins
Warmest sea: February 23.5°C 74.3°F
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