The hottest month in Durban is February when the average maximum temperature is 26°, average temperature is 22° and average minimum temperature is 18°.
The coolest month in Durban is July when the average maximum temperature is 19°, average temperature is 13° and average minimum temperature is 8°.
The longest days in Durban are in December, with an average of 14.4 hours of daylight per day. June has the shortest days with an average of 9.9 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 10.1 hours of sunshine per day, making it a very sunny and pleasant month with long bright days. June has the least sunshine with an average of 5.3 hours of sunshine per day, making it a sunny month that is overcast at times.
The ultraviolet index is the highest in January when it reaches 14.1 and lowest in June when it reaches 3.
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 January when they peak at 21° and lowest in September when they dip to 16°.
The sea is best for swimming between December and April when the temperature is above 18° which is cool for swimming, shorty wetsuit may help you extend your time in the water.
The wettest month in Durban is June with 15.4cm of rain and the most days of rain with 11.7 days with some rain, a slightly wet time to visit the beach.
The driest month in Durban is December with 2.4cm of rain and March has the fewest days of rain with 7.1 days with some rain, a dry time to visit the beach.
The most humid month in Durban is February with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 18° which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach.
The least humid month in Durban is July with a dew point of 11° which is very comfortable.
The most windy month in Durban is December when the average maximum windspeed is 33kmh and the average wind speed is 18kmh.
The least windy month in Durban is July when the average maximum windspeed is 25kmh and the average wind speed is 13kmh.