Durban has a sub-tropical climate, with warm and sunny winters, and hot and humid summers. The winters are mild, the average minimum winter temperatures vary between 11 ° C and 15 ° C, while the average maximum winter temperatures are around 23 ° C. Summers are hot and humid with average maximum temperatures ranging between 28 ° C and 27 ° C, the average minimum summer temperatures vary between 21 ° C and 20 ° C.
The rains are concentrated in the summer months, between October and March, when they occur in the form of afternoon thunderstorms. The annual average rainfall is just over 1,000 mm. The rainiest month is January with 134 mm of rain. The driest month is June, with 28 mm of rain. The city is also occasionally affected by storms and tropical cyclones, this happens during the cyclone season which includes the months from November to April.
Durban has an average of 130 rainy days per year. The driest months are those of June and July which have an average of only 5 rainy days per month. The months from October to March are the rainiest with an average ranging from 16 rainy days in November and 13 rainy days in February and March.
The sea water temperature varies between 21 ° C in August and September and 26 ° C in the summer months.
WHEN TO GO TO DURBAN
The best time to visit Durban are the months between April and September, which are cooler and less rainy.
THE CLIMATE OF DURBAN: CLIMATE TABLES
|DURBAN (12 meters)|
|Month||Average low (°C)||Average high (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|
|Month||Sea Water Temperature °C|
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