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Climate & Weather in South Africa

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In general the climate in South Africa is mild and pleasant. Summer months in South Africa are November to February, when you can expect temperatures in the range 20-40C (68-104F) and more rain in the afternoon. There are considerable climate variations in different regions of the country: a tropical-like climate in the northeast, a hot and dry northwest and mild south. For many travelers, particularily from the northern hemisphere, the best month to visit would be October - late spring. For animal viewing the best time to visit is winter (August - September) when the grass is short.

Weather Averages in South Africa


Cape Town
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature
70°F
21°C
71°F
22°C
68°F
20°C
64°F
18°C
60°F
16°C
56°F
13°C
55°F
13°C
56°F
13°C
58°F
14°C
61°F
16°C
65°F
18°C
69°F
21°C
Average High Temperature
77°F
25°C
78°F
26°C
76°F
24°C
72°F
22°C
67°F
19°C
64°F
18°C
62°F
17°C
63°F
17°C
65°F
18°C
69°F
21°C
72°F
22°C
75°F
24°C
Average Low Temperature
63°F
17°C
63°F
17°C
60°F
16°C
56°F
13°C
52°F
11°C
48°F
C
47°F
C
48°F
C
51°F
11°C
54°F
12°C
58°F
14°C
61°F
16°C
Highest Recorded Temperature
99°F
37°C
100°F
38°C
100°F
38°C
98°F
37°C
91°F
33°C
84°F
29°C
82°F
28°C
87°F
31°C
91°F
33°C
97°F
36°C
94°F
34°C
95°F
35°C
Lowest Recorded Temperature
47°F
C
46°F
C
44°F
C
39°F
C
30°F
-1°C
32°F
C
34°F
C
34°F
C
36°F
C
34°F
C
32°F
C
44°F
C
Average Number of Days With Precipitation
6
days
5
days
6
days
9
days
12
days
13
days
14
days
13
days
11
days
9
days
7
days
7
days
Average Number of Days With Precipitation
6
days
5
days
6
days
9
days
12
days
13
days
14
days
13
days
11
days
9
days
7
days
7
days

Pretoria
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Average Temperature
74°F
23°C
74°F
23°C
71°F
22°C
66°F
19°C
61°F
16°C
55°F
13°C
55°F
13°C
60°F
16°C
67°F
19°C
70°F
21°C
71°F
22°C
73°F
23°C
Average High Temperature
82°F
28°C
81°F
27°C
79°F
26°C
75°F
24°C
71°F
22°C
65°F
18°C
66°F
19°C
70°F
21°C
76°F
24°C
78°F
26°C
79°F
26°C
81°F
27°C
Average Low Temperature
67°F
19°C
66°F
19°C
64°F
18°C
58°F
14°C
50°F
10°C
44°F
C
44°F
C
49°F
C
57°F
14°C
60°F
16°C
62°F
17°C
65°F
18°C
Highest Recorded Temperature
97°F
36°C
97°F
36°C
93°F
34°C
89°F
32°C
83°F
28°C
84°F
29°C
77°F
25°C
84°F
29°C
91°F
33°C
93°F
34°C
95°F
35°C
97°F
36°C
Lowest Recorded Temperature
54°F
12°C
55°F
13°C
46°F
C
36°F
C
37°F
C
32°F
C
33°F
C
34°F
C
39°F
C
43°F
C
48°F
C
53°F
12°C
Average Precipitation
5"
13cm
4"
10cm
3"
8cm
2"
5cm
1"
3cm
0"
0cm
0"
0cm
0"
0cm
1"
3cm
3"
8cm
4"
10cm
4"
10cm




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