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Best time to visit Swakopmund, Namibia

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The best time to visit Swakopmund is June-August

While Swakopmund is a popular destination to visit all year round, June-August is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 26℃ (79℉) in the middle of the day. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 13℃ (55℉) at night.

The days are longest in Swakopmund in December, 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. The wet season in Swakopmund falls around February, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in June instead.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to visit Swakopmund, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

March

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

December

Swakopmund seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Swakopmund

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 Swakopmund 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.

Swakopmund 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 Swakopmund 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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FEB
MAR
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MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Swakopmund in January

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 4 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Swakopmund in February

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 4 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Swakopmund in March

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 6 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Swakopmund 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.


Swakopmund in April

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 26 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 4 days
26 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Swakopmund in May

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 1 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


Swakopmund in June

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

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


Swakopmund in July

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 54%
  • Average sunny days: 31 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
31 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

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


Swakopmund in August

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 30 days
  • Average rainfall: 0mm (0") over 0 days
30 days
of pure sunshine
0 days
of showers or rain

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


Swakopmund in September

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 1mm (0") over 1 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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

Swakopmund in October

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 1 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


Swakopmund in November

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 1 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
1 days
of showers or rain

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


Swakopmund in December

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 5mm (0") over 3 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

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


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Swakopmund is usually March, where temperatures tend to rise to around 24℃ (74℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Swakopmund 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 Swakopmund is generally around February, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of February too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Swakopmund, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in December are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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