The hottest month in Durban is February when the average maximum temperature is 28°, average temperature is 25° and average minimum temperature is 22°.
The coolest month in Durban is July when the average maximum temperature is 22°, average temperature is 17° and average minimum temperature is 12°.
The longest days in Durban are in December, with an average of 14 hours of daylight per day. June has the shortest days with an average of 10.2 hours of daylight per day.
The sunniest days in Durban are in January which has the most hours of sunshine per day with an average of 8.2 hours of sunshine per day, making it a sunny month with few clouds. June has the least sunshine with an average of 3.8 hours of sunshine per day, making it not a particularly sunny month.
The ultraviolet index is the highest in January when it reaches 14.8 and lowest in June when it reaches 3.9.
An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and 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. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.
The warmest sea water temperatures in Durban are found in February when they peak at 26° and lowest in August when they dip to 21°.
The sea is best for swimming between December and May when the temperature is above 24° which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.
The wettest month in Durban is October with 47.2cm of rain and the most days of rain with 19.9 days with some rain, a wet time to visit the beach.
The driest month in Durban is June with 0.8cm of rain and July has the fewest days of rain with 5.2 days with some rain, a dry time to visit the beach.
The most humid month in Durban is January with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 22° which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan.
The least humid month in Durban is July with a dew point of 14° which is comfortable for everyone.
The most windy month in Durban is September when the average maximum windspeed is 26kmh and the average wind speed is 11kmh.
The least windy month in Durban is June when the average maximum windspeed is 19kmh and the average wind speed is 9kmh.