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Best time to visit Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)

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The best time to visit Mbabane is August-September

Are you looking to travel to Mbabane and want to find out when’s the best time to visit? You’re in the right place! The perfect time to visit Mbabane is August-September due to the excellent weather conditions, and you might even find that the cost of flights and accommodation are lower than if you travel during the peak holiday seasons.

In the height of summer, temperatures in Mbabane can reach a maximum of 29℃ (84℉). The weather at night in the winter, which is around July-time, can get down to a minimum of 6℃ (43℉).

The days are longest in Mbabane in October, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of Mbabane in December. Head over there in June instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Mbabane, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

December

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

October

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Mbabane seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Mbabane as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Mbabane is in the Southern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Average temperatures in Mbabane

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Mbabane for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Mbabane climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Mbabane for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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OCT
NOV
DEC

Mbabane in January

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 120mm (5") over 22 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mbabane in January, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Mbabane in February

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 102mm (4") over 19 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mbabane in February, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Mbabane in March

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 81mm (3") over 20 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mbabane in March, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Mbabane in April

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mbabane in April, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Mbabane in May

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 12mm (0") over 7 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mbabane in May, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Mbabane in June

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 3 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mbabane in June, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Mbabane in July

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 5 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mbabane in July, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Mbabane in August

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 5 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mbabane in August, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Mbabane in September

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 8 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mbabane in September, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.

Mbabane in October

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 64mm (3") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mbabane in October, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Mbabane in November

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 98mm (4") over 22 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mbabane in November, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Mbabane in December

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 4 days
  • Average rainfall: 134mm (5") over 24 days
4 days
of pure sunshine
24 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Mbabane in December, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Mbabane is usually December, where temperatures tend to rise to around 26℃ (79℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Mbabane is generally around June. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in June first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Mbabane is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Mbabane, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in October are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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