When is the best time to go to Windhoek?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Windhoek are January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February, September, October, November and December
  • Windhoek has dry periods in May, June, July, August and September
  • July is the coldest month of the year
  • February is the rainiest month

Annual weather in Windhoek

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

January 72°F/86°F
February 68°F/83°F
March 67°F/81°F
April 61°F/77°F
May 54°F/74°F
June 47°F/70°F
July 45°F/68°F
August 52°F/76°F
September 63°F/83°F
October 68°F/86°F
November 72°F/88°F
December 74°F/86°F

Weather and climate in Windhoek

Windhoek enjoys a steppe (or semi-arid) climate in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Windhoek is 81°F (ranging from 68°F in july to 88°F in november). Annual rainfall is 27.2in, with a minimum of 0in in july and a maximum of 8in in february.
  • In the month of january the climate is good. At lunchtime, it's 85°F in average and it rains in january about 5.8in.
  • In the month of february the climate is just OK. the thermometer goes up to 83°F°C.
  • In the month of march the climate is good. The temperature rises to 81°F.
  • In the month of april the climate is very good. the thermometer goes up to 77°F°C and it rains in april about 1.7in.
  • Between the months of may and july the climate is beautiful. It is for example 68°F as maximum temperature in july and it rains about 0in each month.
  • Between august and october the climate is very good. At lunchtime, it's 86°F in average and it rains in october about 0.4in.
  • Between november and december the climate is good. By early evening, the temperature averages 79°F and it rains about 3.8in each month.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Windhoek

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Windhoek: 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


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Windhoek

Find out when Windhoek has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Windhoek

  • Very low season in Windhoek
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February, March and June.
  • Low season in Windhoek
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: May.
  • High season in Windhoek
    The number of visitors to Windhoek is high in: April and July.
  • Peak season in Windhoek
    The largest number of tourists visiting Windhoek is during: August, September, October, November and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Windhoek month by month

Best time for low prices in Windhoek

Average prices of hotels in Windhoek month by month

Generally, November is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Windhoek. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, May is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price for flights to Windhoek

A return flight between London and Windhoek is generally cheaper if you go in january ($ 895 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 440 more for your airline ticket to Windhoek if you go in august.

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Average price of hiring a car in Windhoek

On average, it costs $ 57 per day to hire a car in Windhoek. This price varies by $ 6.5 depending on the month. In may, hiring a car costs an average of $ 53 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in july is $ 60.

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