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South Africa Holiday: Swimming in the Durban sea is excellent all year, the Indian Ocean seldom falls below 17C

South Africa Holiday: Durban's Climate

Durban in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal boasts an average of 320 days of sunshine a year. Temperatures range from 16-25C in winter (Jun to Aug) and 23-33C during the summer months (Nov to Mar).

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The seemingly endless subtropical summers are deliciously hot and winters are warm and sunny.
In summer (November to March), temperatures often rise above 30C.
Light rain falls throughout the year, although summer is the wettest season with high humidity.
 

Sun & Temperature

Month Average Sunlight (hours) Temperature
Average
Min Max
Jan 6 21 27
Feb 7 21 27
March 7 20 27
April 7 18 26
May 7 14 24
June 8 12 23
July 7 11 22
Aug 7 13 22
Sept 6 15 23
Oct 6 17 24
Nov 5 18 25
Dec 6 19 26
 
Rain is greatest from spring (October) to autumn (April). In the summer months of December, January and February there are strong tropical thunderstorms almost daily in the afternoons.

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KwaZulu-Natal
Durban
South Africa's Climate
Cape Town's Climate
Kimberley's Climate
Tshwane's (Pretoria) Climate

Humidity and Rainfall

Month Relative humidity Average Rainfall (mm) Wet Days
am pm
Jan 77 72 109 10
Feb 79 73 122 9
March 80 74 130 9
April 78 71 76 7
May 72 66 51 4
June 69 61 33 3
July 71 61 28 3
Aug 75 68 38 4
Sept 74 71 71 4
Oct 75 73 109 10
Nov 76 74 122 11
Dec 75 73 119 10
 
The winters (June to August) are mild to warm, the daytime temperatures on average are over 20C, and the probability of rain is low. The nights are also warm and often humid.
Swimming is good in the Indian Ocean throughout the year.
For some people the best time to visit is between autumn and spring when there's less humidity and temperatures are lower.
Cape Town's Climate | Durban's Climate | Kimberley's Climate | Tshwane's (Pretoria) Climate
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