Windhoek weather, climate and best time to visit

Best time to visit Windhoek

The best time to visit in Windhoek in Namibia is from January until December, when you will have a pleasant or warm temperature and none till little rainfall. The highest average temperature in in Windhoek is 30°C in December and the lowest is 20°C in June.

Windhoek has the semi-arid climate prevailing. If you want to know what the average temperature is in in Windhoek or when most precipitation (rain or snow) falls, you can find a quick overview below. This way, you are well prepared. Our average monthly climate data is based on data from the past 30 years.

Average weather Windhoek by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°C) 29 28 26 24 23 20 20 24 27 29 29 30
Precipitation (mm) 48 69 52 18 2 0 0 0 2 11 18 41

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14 day weather forecast Windhoek

The weather for in Windhoek will be around 29° degrees in the next 14 days with a couple of days chance of light rain showers.

Weather forecast this week

Friday 3 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
16°
4.4 mm 60% 6 m/s 1
Saturday 4 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
14°
0.1 mm 20% 6 m/s 3
Sunday 5 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
14°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 3
Monday 6 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
30°
16°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Tuesday 7 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
19°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 3
Wednesday 8 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
29°
20°
1.0 mm 25% 3 m/s 3
Thursday 9 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
33°
18°
0.1 mm 20% 4 m/s 3

Weather forecast next week

Friday 10 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
31°
20°
0 mm 0% 4 m/s 3
Saturday 11 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
32°
19°
0 mm 0% 5 m/s 3
Sunday 12 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
20°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 4
Monday 13 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
27°
25°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 4
Tuesday 14 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
23°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 4
Wednesday 15 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
25°
22°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 4
Thursday 16 Dec Precip Chance Wind UV
26°
24°
0 mm 0% 6 m/s 4

Climate Windhoek

Windhoek has the semi-arid climate prevailing. It is warm to hot all year round and trees don't grow here because of the drought. It consists mainly of sand with grasses and sometimes shrubs. The average annual temperature for Windhoek is 26° degrees and there is about 262 mm of rain in a year. It is dry for 265 days a year with an average humidity of 35% and an UV-index of 5.

Climate table of Windhoek

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°C) 29 28 26 24 23 20 20 24 27 29 29 30
Night temp. (°C) 19 17 16 13 10 7 6 9 13 16 18 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (mm) 48 69 52 18 2 0 0 0 2 11 18 41
Days with rain 14 15 15 10 2 - - - 2 3 6 12
Dry days 17 13 16 20 29 30 31 31 28 28 24 19
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 11 10
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 3 3 2
UV-index 6 6 5 5 4 4 4 5 6 6 6 6

Windhoek weather by month

What is the average weather like in a given month for Windhoek? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.

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Frequently asked questions

Where is Windhoek?

Windhoek is located in Namibia. It lies in a straight line at 5,223 miles from London.

The coordinates of Windhoek are:

  • Latitude: -22.57
  • Longitude: 17.083611

The GPS coordinates are 22° 34' S, 17° 5' E

How long is the flight to Windhoek?

The flight time from London-Heathrow to Windhoek is approximately 11 h. 10 min.

What are the nearest airports to Windhoek?

These are the airports closests to Windhoek:

  • Eros Airport (3 mi) – Windhoek
  • Hosea Kutako International Airport (25 mi) – Windhoek
  • Walvis Bay Airport (158 mi) – Walvis Bay

How many inhabitants are there in Windhoek?

Windhoek has approximately 268,132 inhabitants.

How big is Windhoek?

The area of Windhoek is around 543 mi².

What is the currency of Windhoek?

In Windhoek the Namibian dollar (NAD), South African rand (ZAR) is used to pay.

Exchange rates on 3 December 2021

  • 1 Namibian dollar = 20.43 British pound
  • 1 British pound = 0.049 Namibian dollar
  • 10 Namibian dollar = 204.26 British pound
  • 10 British pound = 0.49 Namibian dollar
  • 100 Namibian dollar = 2,042.61 British pound
  • 100 British pound = 4.90 Namibian dollar
  • 1 South African rand = 20.45 British pound
  • 1 British pound = 0.049 South African rand
  • 10 South African rand = 204.51 British pound
  • 10 British pound = 0.49 South African rand
  • 100 South African rand = 2,045.11 British pound
  • 100 British pound = 4.89 South African rand

What is the area code of Windhoek?

The area code to call Windhoek is +264.