The hottest month in Harrismith is September when the average maximum temperature is 31°, average temperature is 28° and average minimum temperature is 26°.
The coolest month in Harrismith is February when the average maximum temperature is 29°, average temperature is 27° and average minimum temperature is 24°.
The longest days in Harrismith are in June, with an average of 12.9 hours of daylight per day. January has the shortest days with an average of 11.4 hours of daylight per day.
The sunniest days in Harrismith are in August which has the most hours of sunshine per day with an average of 9.5 hours of sunshine per day, making it a sunny month with few clouds. March has the least sunshine with an average of 4.5 hours of sunshine per day, making it a sunny month that is overcast at times.
The ultraviolet index is the highest in April when it reaches 14.4 and lowest in December when it reaches 9.3.
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 Harrismith are found in September when they peak at 29° and lowest in March when they dip to 27°.
The sea is excellent for swimming all year round as the water temperature is very warm and ideal for relaxing and swimming for the whole day.
The wettest month in Harrismith is August with 27.3cm of rain and the most days of rain with 20.3 days with some rain, a very wet time to visit the beach.
The driest month in Harrismith is February with 2.9cm of rain and March has the fewest days of rain with 14 days with some rain, a slightly wet time to visit the beach.
The most humid month in Harrismith is August with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 26° which is very uncomfortable and fairly oppressive unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require airconditioning.
The least humid month in Harrismith is February with a dew point of 23° 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 most windy month in Harrismith is June when the average maximum windspeed is 38kmh and the average wind speed is 28kmh.
The least windy month in Harrismith is September when the average maximum windspeed is 30kmh and the average wind speed is 17kmh.