Weather in Durban, South Africa in August

So you're interested in going to Durban, South Africa in August

August is a slightly cold and slightly rainy time for sunbathing in Durban. August is too cold for swimming in Durban for any length of time, unless you have a wetsuit. Consider visiting Durban in the months of January, February, March, December, for the best beach weather. Also consider one of our other suggestions for August.

Temperature in Durban in August

The average maximum temperature in Durban in August is 18°. The average maximum temperature is 19° in the previous month and 20° in the next month.

The average temperature in Durban in August is 13°. The average temperature ranges is 13° in the previous month and 15° in the next month.

The average minimum temperature in Durban in August is . The minimum temperature is in the previous month and 10° in the next month.

Sunshine in Durban in August

The average day light hours per day in Durban in August are 10.9 and there are 6.3 hours of sunshine per day on average during August making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover.

The ultraviolet index in Durban in August is typically 4.9 during August. An ultraviolet index reading of 3 to 5 indicates there is a moderate risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Keep out of the sun during the strongest hours around midday when unprotected skin risks burning in less than 30 minutes. For the sensitive wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating. Tanning for hours is possible with the right application of sun cream. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.

Sea Temperature in Durban in August

The average sea water temperature in Durban in August is 16.4° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.

Rainfall in Durban in August

The average total rainfall in Durban in August is 12.5cm and on average there are 11.5 rainy days in August making it a slightly wet time to visit the beach.

Humidity in Durban in August

The maximum dew point (an indicator of humidity) in Durban in August is 11° which is very comfortable. The dew point is 11° in the previous month and 12° in the next month.

The average maximum relative humidity in Durban in August is typically 93.2%. The maximum relative humidity is 92.9% in the previous month and 92.3% in the next month.

The average relative humidity in Durban in August is typically 74.6%. The average relative humidity is 74.3% in the previous month and 73.4% in the next month.

Wind Speed in Durban in August

The average maximum wind speed in Durban in August is typically 28kmh. The average maximum wind speed is 25kmh in the previous month and 29kmh in the next month.

The average wind speed in Durban in August is typically 14kmh. The average wind speed is 13kmh in the previous month and 14kmh in the next month.

The average wind direction in Durban in August is from the North West.