Garden Route Weather and Climate

Optimal travel time for the regions

In the following overview you can see the best travel time depending on the region (Garden Route).

Place Best travel time
Knysna January, February, March, April, November and December
Oudtshoorn January, February, March, April, October, November and December

Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Knysna (Garden Route)

Jan Feb March Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daytime temperature 26 ° C 26 ° C 25 ° C 24 ° C 22 ° C 20 ° C 19 ° C 20 ° C 21 ° C 22 ° C 23 ° C 25 ° C
Night temperature 19 ° C 18 ° C 18 ° C 16 ° C 15 ° C 13 ° C 13 ° C 13 ° C 14 ° C 15 ° C 16 ° C 17 ° C
Water temperature 21 ° C 21 ° C 21 ° C 20 ° C 18 ° C 17 ° C 17 ° C 17 ° C 17 ° C 18 ° C 19 ° C 21 ° C
Precipitation in mm 31 37 42 41 56 59 62 72 69 68 54 40
Rainy days 5 6 6 6 8 8 10 12 11 11 9 6
Hours of sunshine 13 11 10 9 8 8 8 9 10 12 13 13
Sunrise 5:35 6:00 6:25 6:50 7:15 7:30 7:30 7:10 6:25 5:45 5:15 5:10
Sunset 19:40 19:20 18:45 18:05 17:35 17:25 17:35 17:55 18:20 18:40 19:10 19:35

Temperatures

The annual average temperature in Knysna is 19 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is January (22.5 ° C), coldest month of July with averages of 15.8 ° C. The maximum water temperature in Knysna is 21 ° C. Comfortable bathing is possible at these temperatures. All but July and August have a water temperature of at least 17 ° C. Bathing is then possible to a limited extent. The months of January, February and December have a water temperature of at least 21 ° C and are therefore suitable for a beach holiday.

Precipitation

The annual precipitation is 631 mm on 98 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. There is no rainy season, i.e. months with more than 175 mm of precipitation. You cannot expect snow in any month in Knysna.

Sunshine

As our climate table shows, January is the sunniest month with an average of 13 hours of sunshine per day. In the annual mean, the sun shines an average of 10.3 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.

Cities nearby

The following major towns are nearby and have a similar climate: George.

Garden Route weather in March, April and May

Average daily temperatures between 20 ° C and 26 ° C can be expected over the next three months. In Oudtshoorn it gets warmest in March, but May is noticeably cooler.

Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May 18-21 ° C. This is good weather for a great time on the beach and in the water.

In March it rains depending on the region of 2 (Oudtshoorn) to 6 days (Knysna), in April to 3 (Oudtshoorn) to 6 days (Knysna) and May to 1 (Oudtshoorn) to 8 days (Knysna).

In the period from March to May the sun shines on average between 8 and 11 hours a day. The sunniest weather is in March in Oudtshoorn, but with less sun you will have to make do with Knysna in May.

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