When is the best time to go to Richards Bay?

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

  • The weather is good all year round in Richards Bay
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February, March, April, November and December
  • The rainiest months are January, February, March, November and December
  • The best months for swimming are January, February and March


Annual weather in Richards Bay

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

January 77°F/83°F
7.9in
February 77°F/83°F
7.5in
March 76°F/83°F
6.3in
April 72°F/79°F
4in
May 70°F/77°F
4.8in
June 67°F/74°F
1.9in
July 65°F/74°F
2.6in
August 67°F/74°F
2.6in
September 68°F/76°F
3.5in
October 70°F/76°F
6in
November 72°F/77°F
6.8in
December 76°F/81°F
7in


Weather and climate in Richards Bay

Richards Bay enjoys a humid subtropical climate (without dry season and with hot summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Richards Bay is 77°F (ranging from 74°F in july to 83°F in february). Annual rainfall is 60.9in, with a minimum of 1.9in in june and a maximum of 7.9in in january.
  • From january to may the climate is good. By early evening, the temperature averages 70°F and it rains about 4.8in each month.
  • In june the climate is very good. In average, on the morning it is 67°F and, in june, 3 days of rain are expected.
  • In the month of july the climate is good. By early evening, the temperature averages 67°F and it rains about 2.6in each month.
  • In the month of august the climate is very good. The temperature rises to 74°F.
  • From september to december the climate is good. It is for example 81°F as maximum temperature in december and it rains about 30% of the time in december.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Richards Bay

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

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature

Humidity


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Richards Bay

Find out when Richards Bay 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 Richards Bay

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

Figure: Visitor index for Richards Bay month by month


Best time for low prices in Richards Bay

Average prices of hotels in Richards Bay month by month

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

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Average price of hiring a car in Richards Bay

On average, it costs $ 75 per day to hire a car in Richards Bay. This price varies by $ 83 depending on the month. In may, hiring a car costs an average of $ 26 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in october is $ 108.

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