Weather and tides
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Weather and tides

Plett is renowned for its warm, pleasant summers and mild, sunny winters. It is characterized by almost year-round sunshine with warm summers (October-March), with temperatures rising to 27°C (80,6°F) and sometimes even touching thirty Celsius (90° Fahrenheit).

Winter is typical of the Cape Coastal area, fluctuating between mild, clear weather and cold, rainy days during the rainy season. One can expect to be changing clothes as the day progresses from the cool dawn through the warm day and into the cool night. The average winter temperature is 17° C (63° F).

Rest assured though, that in general, the weather of Plett will greet you with a hospitable display of sunshine and temperance.

Current weather conditions


Check the Plett Beach Watch for daily updates on conditions

Plett Weather Stats

  • On average, the warmest month is February with average daily highs of 27° C.
  • On average, the coolest months are July and August with average daily highs of 20° C.
  • On average, Plett has approximately 26 sunny days in January.

Tide Tables

For the latest information on tides in Plett – please visit

Safety on the beach

break-the-grip-of-the-ripRip currents can develop anywhere where there are breaking waves. These rivers of current are made by water draining from the beach and flowing back out to sea.

Click here to download a handy guide on how to “Break the grip of the rip” (PDF 823kb).

Watch this video on how to spot and avoid Rip Currents