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Best time to visit East London, South Africa

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The best time to visit East London is June-July

Are you looking for the best time to visit East London? Well, you’re in the right place! Although East London is a great destination to visit almost all year round, June-July 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.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 27℃ (81℉). In the colder months such as July, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 14℃ (58℉).

The days are longest in East London 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. The wet season in East London 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.

Continue reading to find out loads more about when to travel to East London, then use the handy tools below to search for the best flight and hotel options that are right for you.

Warmest month

February

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

October

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East London seasons

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

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 East London 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.

East London 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 East London 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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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

East London in January

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to East London 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.


East London in February

  • Average temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average high temperature: 26℃ (78℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


East London in March

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 41mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to East London 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.


East London in April

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 40mm (2") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to East London 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.


East London in May

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


East London in June

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 6 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


East London in July

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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


East London in August

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 63%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 10 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


East London in September

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 10 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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

East London in October

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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


East London in November

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 13 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


East London in December

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 27mm (1") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to East London 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 East London is usually February, where temperatures tend to rise to around 26℃ (78℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in East London is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in East London 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 East London, 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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