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Windhoek Climate & Temperature

  • Windhoek, Namibia is at 22°34'S, 17°6'E, 1728 m (5669 ft). See map.
  • Windhoek has a subtropical steppe/ low-latitude semi-arid hot climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: BSh).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Windhoek is situated in or near the subtropical thorn woodland biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 19.3 degrees Celsius (66.8 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.5 °C (18.9°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic. Windhoek Climate Graph
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 370 mm (14.6 inches) which is equivalent to 370 Litres/m² (9.08 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 3605 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Windhoek you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii where you would find a Tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate.

Windhoek Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
 
Average Max Temperature °C ( °F) 20 (68) 23 (73) 29 (84) 29 (84) 30 (86) 30 (86) 30 (86) 28 (82) 27 (81) 26 (79) 23 (73) 20 (68) 26 (79)
 
Average Temperature °C ( °F) 13 (55) 16 (61) 20 (68) 22 (72) 23 (73) 23 (73) 24 (74) 22 (72) 21 (70) 20 (67) 16 (61) 14 (56) 19 (67)
 
Average Min Temperature °C ( °F) 6 (43) 9 (48) 11 (52) 15 (59) 15 (59) 16 (61) 17 (63) 16 (61) 15 (59) 13 (55) 9 (48) 7 (45) 12 (54)
 
Average Precipitation mm (in) 1 (0) 0 (0) 1 (0) 12 (0) 33 (1) 47 (2) 77 (3) 73 (3) 81 (3) 38 (1) 6 (0) 1 (0) 370 (15)
Number of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day %) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (6) 4 (13) 6 (19) 8 (26) 9 (32) 8 (26) 3 (10) 1 (3) 0 (0) 41 (11)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 10h 30' 11h 00' 10h 42' 10h 17' 9h 54' 9h 11' 9h 17' 8h 59' 9h 05' 9h 06' 10h 00' 10h 18' 9h 52'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 10h 53' 11h 21' 12h 00' 12h 40' 13h 13' 13h 29' 13h 20' 12h 53' 12h 15' 11h 35' 11h 02' 10h 46' 12h 00'
Percentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 98 (2) 98 (2) 90 (10) 82 (18) 76 (24) 69 (31) 70 (30) 70 (30) 75 (25) 79 (21) 92 (8) 97 (3) 82 (18)
Sun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 47 55.4 66.7 77.6 85.8 89 86.2 77.5 67.1 55.5 47.2 44 66.6

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