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Best time to visit Hermanus, South Africa

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The best time to visit Hermanus is July

If you’re looking to travel to Hermanus for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Hermanus is July due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 25℃ (76℉) in the middle of the day. The weather in the winter, especially around July, can reach a minimum of 10℃ (51℉).

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Hermanus, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around December. The wet season in Hermanus usually falls during the months surrounding June 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.

Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to Hermanus, including detailed weather information and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.

Warmest month

February

Least rainfall

December

Most daylight

December

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Hermanus seasons

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

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 Hermanus 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.

Hermanus 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 Hermanus 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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SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Hermanus in January

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 11 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Hermanus in February

  • Average temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 10 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Hermanus in March

  • Average temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 19mm (1") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Hermanus in April

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Hermanus in May

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (58℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 9 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hermanus in May, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Hermanus in June

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hermanus in June, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Hermanus in July

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hermanus in July, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Hermanus in August

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 9 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hermanus in August, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Hermanus in September

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 7 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hermanus in September, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.

Hermanus in October

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average humidity: 76%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 20mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hermanus in October, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Hermanus in November

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 8 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hermanus in November, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Hermanus in December

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Hermanus 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 Hermanus is usually February, where temperatures tend to rise to around 23℃ (74℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Hermanus is generally around December. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in December first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Hermanus is generally around June, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of June too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Hermanus, 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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