Best Time To Visit Johannesburg

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The best time to visit Johannesburg is during the South African spring and autumn, which falls between April to May and September to October. These seasons offer mild and pleasant weather with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 25°C (50°F to 77°F), providing an ideal climate for outdoor activities, sightseeing, and exploring the city's attractions.

During this time, Johannesburg is adorned with colourful foliage in autumn and vibrant blooms in spring, creating a picturesque setting for leisurely strolls through parks and gardens. Cultural events and festivals also enrich the experience, showcasing the city's dynamic arts and culture scene. Overall, visiting Johannesburg during spring and autumn allows travellers to fully appreciate the beauty and diversity of this bustling metropolis.

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Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 26°/ 15° 16 days
February 27°/ 15° 13 days
March 25°/ 14° 4 days
April 22°/ 11° 7 days
May 23°/ 8° 0 days
June 19°/ 4° 0 days
July 20°/ 5° 0 days
August 23°/ 9° 0 days
September 25°/ 10° 1 days
October 28°/ 13° 2 days
November 28°/ 15° 13 days
December 25°/ 15° 14 days

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November to December

Johannesburg experiences a transition from spring to summer during these months, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F). It is a great time for outdoor activities, and you can explore the city's botanical gardens and wildlife reserves. Festive events, Christmas markets, and New Year celebrations create a festive mood in the city.

September to October

Spring arrives, and the weather starts to warm up again, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 25°C (50°F to 77°F). The landscape transforms with colourful blooms, and it's an excellent time for outdoor adventures and nature walks. The city comes alive with cultural festivals, food fairs, and music concerts, providing a vibrant atmosphere.

June to August

Johannesburg experiences its winter during these months, with temperatures averaging between 5°C to 20°C (41°F to 68°F). It is a dry season with sunny days, but the nights can be chilly.
The city hosts various winter-themed festivals, and indoor activities like visiting museums and galleries are popular. The Johannesburg International Comedy Festival provides plenty of laughs and entertainment.

April to May

Autumn brings milder temperatures ranging from 10°C to 25°C (50°F to 77°F) and drier weather. The city is adorned with beautiful autumn foliage, making it a picturesque time for sightseeing and exploring the parks and gardens.
Cultural events, art exhibitions, and music festivals continue during this season, offering a diverse range of entertainment options.

January to March

Johannesburg experiences its summer season during these months, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F). It is the wettest time of the year, with occasional thunderstorms and rainfall.
The city is bustling with activity, and you can enjoy outdoor events, music festivals, and vibrant street markets. The popular Johannesburg International Film Festival takes place in February, attracting film enthusiasts from all over.

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