Durban Climate Overview
Durban Climate Statistics and Charts
MAXIMUM DAYTIME TEMPERATURES
MINIMUM NIGHT-TIME TEMPERATURES
AVERAGE SEA TEMPERATURES
AVERAGE HOURS OF SUNSHINE
AVERAGE HOURS OF DAYLIGHT
AVERAGE AMOUNT OF RAINFALL
DAYS PER MONTH WITH RAINFALL
King Shaka International Airport and Durban Climate Guide
Durban, located in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa, boasts an average of 320 days of sunshine a year. Temperatures range from 16 - 25°C in winter (June to August) and 23 - 33°C during the summer months (October to March). These climate conditions ensure that Durban is a recognised all year round travel and holiday destination for both domestic and international visitors. It really is a matter of selecting the weather conditions that suit you best and deciding on the activity levels for your trip.
Swimming and other water activities in the Indian Ocean and numerous natural tidal pools is good all year round with water temperatures rarely falling below 23°C. Popular aquatic activities include surfing, diving, kite surfing and fishing.
There is high humidity during the summer months, with late January to early March being particularly humid, and air conditioning inside becomes virtually essential. Summer is the best time if you want to relax and sunbathe, whilst the months outside summer can be better for those seeking more strenuous activities and sports. The Comrades double marathon run annually between Durban and Pietermaritzburg takes place in June as this is deemed to be the coolest time.
Take some time to consider the year round weather information we have provided and decide when the time is right for you to visit Durban and surrounding areas.