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Best time to visit Durban, South Africa

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The best time to visit Durban is August-September

Are you looking for the best time to visit Durban? Well, you’re in the right place! Although Durban is a great destination to visit almost all year round, August-September is the best time to go due to its perfect climate conditions. Around this time of year, flights and accommodation can also be cheaper as it is outside of key peak holiday seasons if you book well enough in advance.

The very hottest temperatures in Durban get to around 28℃ (83℉) in the height of summer. The weather in the winter, especially around July, can reach a minimum of 12℃ (53℉).

The days are longest in Durban in January, 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 Durban in November. Head over there in June instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

Learn everything you need to know to help you decide when to go to Durban below, and don’t forget to use the awesome travel tools we know and love to help you find the best deals and make booking your vacation a breeze!

Warmest month

February

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

January

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Durban seasons

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

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 Durban 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.

Durban 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 Durban 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

Durban in January

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 72mm (3") over 22 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Durban in January, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Durban in February

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (80℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 68mm (3") over 18 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Durban in February, make sure you pack t-shirts and light clothing.


Durban in March

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (79℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Durban in April

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 60mm (2") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


Durban in May

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Durban in June

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Durban in July

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 8 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


Durban in August

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Durban in September

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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

Durban in October

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 53mm (2") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Durban in November

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 87mm (3") over 21 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Durban in December

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 84mm (3") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Durban 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 Durban is usually February, where temperatures tend to rise to around 27℃ (80℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Durban 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 Durban is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Durban, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in January are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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