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Best wind month in Hermanus

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Best wind month in Hermanus

Hi Hermanus experts

During which months should (the seaside town of) Hermanus be avoided if you are not fond of strong wind?

Some people say November to March is windy season in the Cape, others reckon August is quite bad.

What about early October in Hermanus?

Many thanks

Port Elizabeth
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1. Re: Best wind month in Hermanus

Weather along the coast is not predictable, like it is on the highveld.

The second half of the year is generally the windy time along the coast. The actual month(s) vary from year to year. August is generally the most miserable, because, if the wind does blow, it is usually accompanied by rain. Unfortunately, the wind and the whales are pretty much there at the same time. So, if you want to see the one, you have to risk the other

This year Port Elizabeth has had the least windy November and December I can ever remember, but January, usually a nice month, hasn't been great thus far. Here's hoping things improve.

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2. Re: Best wind month in Hermanus

Thanks Lamlee

Ps. I enjoyed your thorough explanation of a braai. if you don't get at after reading your post, you won't ever get it

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3. Re: Best wind month in Hermanus

My house is right across the bay from Hermanus and I've been in it every month one year or another. Seems like May, June are calmer. October, yes, it can be quieter then.

Edited: 6:28 pm, January 04, 2011
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4. Re: Best wind month in Hermanus

Thanks dave. We really would not want to go in winter ( May, June) . So October it is then.

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5. Re: Best wind month in Hermanus

Having lived in Hermanus for the past 11 years, I find March by far the best month weatherwise. The only drawback is that the whales won't be here then!

Edited: 8:29 am, May 05, 2011
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