When is the best time to go to Sossusvlei?

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

  • The weather is good all year round in Sossusvlei
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February, March, April, November and December
  • Sossusvlei has dry periods in January, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December

Annual weather in Sossusvlei

For full information about the climate and weather in Sossusvlei a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 70°F/81°F
February 70°F/81°F
March 70°F/81°F
April 68°F/79°F
May 65°F/76°F
June 59°F/72°F
July 59°F/72°F
August 58°F/70°F
September 61°F/74°F
October 65°F/76°F
November 67°F/77°F
December 68°F/79°F

Weather and climate in Sossusvlei

Sossusvlei enjoys a hot desert climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Sossusvlei is 76°F (ranging from 70°F in august to 81°F in march). Annual rainfall is 2.8in, with a minimum of 0.1in in october and a maximum of 0.6in in march.
  • From january to december the climate is very good. It is for example 79°F as maximum temperature in december and, in december, 0 days of rain are expected.

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Sossusvlei

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Sossusvlei: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


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