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Best time to visit Windhoek, Namibia

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The best time to visit Windhoek is June-September

While Windhoek is a popular destination to visit all year round, June-September 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 the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 31℃ (87℉) in Windhoek. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Windhoek is around 4℃ (40℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Windhoek, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in November are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. The wet season in Windhoek usually falls during the months surrounding February each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

If you want to learn everything you need to know about the best times to travel to Windhoek, the weather and stats by month and so much more, make sure you keep reading. Once you’re ready, we’ve included a bunch of our favourite online booking tools to help you find the best deals on flights, accommodation and anything else you’ll need for your trip. Happy reading!

Warmest month

December

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

November

Windhoek seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Windhoek as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Windhoek 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 Windhoek

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 Windhoek 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.

Windhoek 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 Windhoek 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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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Windhoek in January

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (84℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 41%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Windhoek in February

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 28℃ (82℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 50%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 102mm (4") over 16 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Windhoek in March

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 51%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Windhoek in April

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 47%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Windhoek in May

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 37%
  • Average sunny days: 29 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
29 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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


Windhoek in June

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 35%
  • 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 Windhoek in June, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Windhoek in July

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 34%
  • 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 Windhoek in July, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Windhoek in August

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 23%
  • 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 Windhoek in August, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings, and t-shirts and light gear for the daytime.


Windhoek in September

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 19%
  • Average sunny days: 28 days
  • Average rainfall: 2mm (0") over 2 days
28 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

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

Windhoek in October

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 19%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 4 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

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


Windhoek in November

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average high temperature: 30℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 25%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 7 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

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


Windhoek in December

  • Average temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average high temperature: 29℃ (85℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 33%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 49mm (2") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Windhoek 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 Windhoek is usually December, where temperatures tend to rise to around 30℃ (85℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Windhoek is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Windhoek 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 Windhoek, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in November are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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