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South Africa Climate Guide

Due to its varying regional climates, South Africa is a year round destination.  South Africa’s coastal regions have the warmest winter temperatures in the country.

The east coast is on the Indian Ocean, which has a warm current. The west coast is on the Atlantic Ocean with a cold current. South Africa experiences winter and summer in opposite times as Europe and North America and they correspond to the dry and wet season in most of the country, except for the Western Cape.

Summer = November – February

Autumn = March – April

Winter = May – July

Spring = August – October

 

WESTERN CAPE – CAPE TOWN
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg Min Temp °C 15 15 13 11 9 7 6 7 8 10 12 15
Avg Max Temp °C 27 28 26 25 21 19 18 19 20 23 24 26
Av Rain days 3 2 3 4 7 9 9 9 7 6 5 4

 

 

KWAZULU NATAL – DURBAN
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg Min Temp °C 21 21 250 18 14 12 11 13 15 14 18 19
Avg Max Temp °C 27 27 27 26 24 27 22 22 23 24 25 26
Av Rain days 3 4 6 10 11 12 11 9 9 7 4 3

 

 

GAUTENG – PRETORIA
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg Min Temp °C 18 18 16 13 8 5 5 8 12 15 16 17
Avg Max Temp °C 30 30 28 26 24 21 21 24 28 29 29 30
Av Rain days 6 6 4 3 1 0 0 0 2 4 7 4

 

 

 

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