When is the best time to go to Namibia?

When is the best time to go to Namibia? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Namibia, the weather is good everywhere in April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • The weather is good all year in Windhoek
  • On average, the warmest months in Windhoek are January, February, September, October, November and December, and the coldest months are June and July
  • February is the wettest month in this city
  • The cities with the best climate are Windhoek, Swakopmund, Etosha National Park, Lüderitz, Opuwo, Walvis Bay, Arandis, Gobabis, Keetmanshoop and Okahandja, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • January is the best month for swimming in Lüderitz

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Namibia for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 70°F to 90°F
30%
February 72°F to 90°F
33%
March 74°F to 86°F
29%
April 72°F to 83°F
12%
May 67°F to 79°F
2%
June 61°F to 74°F
1%
July 61°F to 74°F
1%
August 65°F to 79°F
1%
September 65°F to 86°F
2%
October 67°F to 90°F
6%
November 68°F to 88°F
19%
December 70°F to 90°F
28%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Namibia by cities

Windhoek

Best time to go to Windhoek

The best months to go to Windhoek are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Swakopmund

Best time to go to Swakopmund

The best months to go to Swakopmund are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Etosha National Park

Best time to go to Etosha National Park

The best months to go to Etosha National Park are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

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Temperatures and rainfall in Namibia

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Namibia and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Windhoek, Swakopmund, Etosha National Park, Grootfontein and Lüderitz, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


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This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Windhoek85°F83°F81°F77°F74°F70°F68°F76°F83°F86°F86°F86°F
Swakopmund72°F74°F76°F76°F76°F72°F72°F70°F68°F68°F70°F72°F
Etosha National Park92°F90°F88°F86°F83°F79°F79°F86°F94°F97°F94°F92°F
Grootfontein86°F85°F83°F81°F77°F74°F74°F83°F90°F92°F90°F86°F
Lüderitz79°F81°F81°F79°F76°F70°F70°F70°F72°F76°F77°F77°F
Opuwo90°F88°F88°F86°F86°F81°F81°F88°F95°F97°F94°F90°F
Walvis Bay72°F74°F76°F76°F76°F72°F72°F70°F68°F68°F70°F72°F
Arandis72°F74°F76°F76°F76°F72°F72°F70°F68°F68°F70°F72°F
Gobabis88°F86°F85°F81°F77°F72°F72°F79°F86°F90°F90°F88°F
Katima Mulilo88°F88°F86°F86°F85°F81°F81°F88°F97°F99°F94°F90°F
Keetmanshoop95°F94°F92°F85°F79°F70°F70°F76°F83°F88°F92°F95°F
Okahandja85°F83°F81°F77°F74°F70°F68°F76°F83°F86°F86°F86°F
Oranjemund79°F79°F79°F77°F74°F70°F70°F70°F72°F74°F76°F77°F
Oshakati90°F88°F88°F86°F86°F81°F81°F88°F95°F97°F94°F90°F
Otjiwarongo90°F88°F86°F83°F81°F76°F76°F81°F88°F92°F92°F90°F
Outjo92°F90°F88°F86°F83°F79°F79°F86°F94°F97°F94°F92°F
Rundu88°F88°F86°F85°F83°F79°F79°F88°F95°F97°F94°F88°F
Tsumeb86°F85°F83°F81°F77°F74°F74°F83°F90°F92°F90°F86°F
Usakos90°F88°F86°F83°F81°F76°F76°F81°F88°F92°F92°F90°F

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Map of Namibia

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Is this weather information for Namibia reliable?

Climate data for Namibia has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Namibia allows us to determine the average for each month in Windhoek, Swakopmund, Etosha National Park, Grootfontein, Lüderitz, Opuwo, Walvis Bay, Arandis, and 11 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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