Durban Climate Overview

Durban Climate Statistics and Charts

MAXIMUM DAYTIME TEMPERATURES

Chart showing the monthly average maximum temperatures
(°C)

MINIMUM NIGHT-TIME TEMPERATURES

Chart showing the monthly average minimum temperatures
(°C)

AVERAGE SEA TEMPERATURES

Chart showing the monthly average sea temperatures
(°C)

AVERAGE HOURS OF SUNSHINE

Chart showing the monthly average hours of sunshine

AVERAGE HOURS OF DAYLIGHT

Chart showing the monthly average hours of daylight

AVERAGE AMOUNT OF RAINFALL

Chart showing the monthly average anount of rainfall
(mm)

DAYS PER MONTH WITH RAINFALL

Chart showing the average monthly number of days with rainfall
(>1mm)

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.