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Best time to visit Sutherland, South Africa

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The best time to visit Sutherland is June-September

Want to know when to travel to Sutherland? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, June-September is the best time to go to Sutherland. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 25℃ (77℉) in Sutherland. In the colder months such as July, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 4℃ (39℉).

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Sutherland, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in October are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. On average it rains the most days in January, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to visit Sutherland, including a monthly climate breakdown, what to pack, and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

January

Least rainfall

June

Most daylight

October

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Sutherland seasons

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

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 Sutherland 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.

Sutherland 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 Sutherland 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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Sutherland in January

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (74℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 113mm (4") over 23 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

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


Sutherland in February

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 107mm (4") over 19 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Sutherland in March

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (72℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 62mm (2") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Sutherland in April

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 44mm (2") over 11 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

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


Sutherland in May

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 24 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 6 days
24 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Sutherland in June

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 59%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 7mm (0") over 3 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sutherland in June, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Sutherland in July

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 58%
  • Average sunny days: 25 days
  • Average rainfall: 11mm (0") over 5 days
25 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sutherland in July, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Sutherland in August

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 57%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 18mm (1") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

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


Sutherland in September

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 17mm (1") over 8 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

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

Sutherland in October

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 46mm (2") over 12 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Sutherland in November

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Sutherland in December

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 112mm (4") over 23 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Sutherland 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 Sutherland is usually January, 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 Sutherland 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 Sutherland is generally around January, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of January too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Sutherland, 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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