When is the best time to go to Harrismith?

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

  • The best months for good weather in Harrismith are January, February, March, April, May, August, September, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February, March, September, October, November and December
  • The coldest months are June and July
  • The rainiest months are January, February and December

Annual weather in Harrismith

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

January 72°F/88°F
February 70°F/86°F
March 67°F/85°F
April 61°F/79°F
May 56°F/76°F
June 49°F/70°F
July 49°F/70°F
August 54°F/76°F
September 63°F/83°F
October 67°F/85°F
November 70°F/86°F
December 72°F/88°F

Weather and climate in Harrismith

Harrismith enjoys a subtropical highland climate (with dry winter) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Harrismith is 81°F (ranging from 70°F in june to 88°F in december). Annual rainfall is 42.8in, with a minimum of 0.4in in june and a maximum of 8.1in in january.
  • Between the months of january and march the climate is good. At lunchtime, it's 85°F in average and it rains in march about 5in.
  • In april the climate is perfect. The record temperature this month is 94°F and it rains about 10% of the time in april.
  • From may to august the climate is favorable. the thermometer goes up to 76°F°C and it rains about 4% of the time in august.
  • In september the climate is perfect. The record temperature this month is 103°F and it rains about 1.5in each month.
  • Between the months of october and november the climate is beautiful. The temperature rises to 86°F and, in november, 6 days of rain are expected.
  • In the month of december the climate is correct. At lunchtime, it's 88°F in average and, in december, 11 days of rain are expected.

Charts: temperature and rainfall in Harrismith

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

Find out when Harrismith 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 Harrismith

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

Figure: Visitor index for Harrismith month by month

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