Paternoster Weather

Know your holiday weather in detail beforehand. Get all weather information here, like temperature, pressure, humidity and wind speed.

The climate and environment on land is strongly influenced by the ocean currents flowing past the landmasses. It is typically Mediterranean: summer is warm with February being the hottest month of the year with temperatures reaching 40° C, dry, mild, lots of wind but low summer rainfall prevail. The temperature rises from a nice low of 15°C to a heart-warming 27°C. Winter along the coast is chilly but hardly ever drops below 7° C and the midday highs see temperatures of 18°C. The yearly rainfall is on average 230mm.

When is the best time to visit South Africas West Coast?

First of all, there is nothing wrong with the weather at any time of the year. It’s just the fact you might wear the wrong cloths. Visitors delighted by the endless sunshine in summer may well be literally swept off their feet by the “Cape Doctor” reaching also the West Coast, a powerful south-easterly wind clearing the air of pollution (hence the name "Cape Doctor") between November and February.

To many, March and April signal idyllic weather: summer's heat subsides, the wind settles.Some others prefer the winter months for travelling. Days are short though but hardly any wind. Between 11AM and 3PM you might even be able to wear your shorts. And if the rain falls … what can be better than staying under a nice electric blanket along with a book to read.

However, with the onset of spring (from August to October), the fast-retreating winter merges with the summer sun, bringing forth some of the world's most spectacular massive bouquet of flowers.

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Temperature min/max °C

16/29

16/31

15/28

14/26

12/24

11/22

9/21

9/22

11/22

14/26

14/26

16/28

Relative Humidity

61

66

68

71

76

80

77

78

74

65

66

64

Precipitation sum

6

2

2

14

58

38

82

57

45

10

21

5

Precipitation days

6

2

4

6

13

11

14

12

14

7

7

4