When is the best time to go to Johannesburg?

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

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

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

January 74°F/83°F
65%
7.2in
February 72°F/83°F
54%
4in
March 70°F/81°F
43%
3.2in
April 65°F/76°F
27%
2.2in
May 61°F/72°F
9%
0.4in
June 54°F/67°F
3%
0.3in
July 54°F/67°F
1%
0.1in
August 61°F/72°F
3%
0.1in
September 68°F/81°F
8%
0.6in
October 72°F/83°F
30%
3.1in
November 74°F/83°F
44%
3.5in
December 76°F/83°F
65%
5.1in

Weather and climate in Johannesburg

  • Between the months of january and february the climate is passable, but still OK. The temperature rises to 83°F and, in february, 16 days of rain are expected.
  • From march to august the climate is beautiful. The record temperature this month is 86°F and it rains about 3% of the time in august.
  • In the month of september the climate is very good. The record temperature this month is 94°F and it rains about 8% of the time in september.
  • Between october and november the climate is favorable. The record temperature this month is 95°F and it rains in november about 3.5in.
  • In december the climate is not good, but still OK. At lunchtime, it's 83°F in average and you can expect to have 5.1in of rainfall/month during this period.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Johannesburg

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

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