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Pretoria

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Welkom

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Cape Town

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Tongaat

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Tembisa

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Durban

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Germiston

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Upington

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Benoni

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Witbank

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Weather forecast in South Africa

South Africa longterm forecast

South Africa, which geopolitically resides between the 22nd and 34th degrees south, is part of Southern Hemisphere's subtropical zone. It experiences a wider diversity of climatological changes than most other countries in sub-Saharan Africa, but also tends to retain lower average temperatures than other countries that reside within this range of latitude.

In a simple, straightforward sense the western cape province in particular, and the western part of the country have a Mediterranean climate with warm to hot, dry, sunny summer weather and mild, rainy conditions in winter. The pleasant Mediterranean climate of the western coastal regions is an opposing contrast to the climate of the eastern coastal and northeastern interior regions. The eastern coast and northeastern interior experiences a subtropical climate and subtropical highland climate respectively. Both climate types in the two regions share similar characteristics: hot, humid summers with frequent late afternoon thunderstorms from November to March, and a cooler, dry and sunny winter season lasting from June to September. In a broader climatological sense, the dry season lasts from April and extends all the way to October, nearing the beginning of the hot, humid wet season.

South Africa has the seasons of weather as typical for the southern hemisphere, with the coldest days in JulyAugust. The Benguela Current, a cold motion that moves from the lower South Atlantic Ocean (including South Africa, Namibia and Angola), causes moderate temperatures on the West Coast. On the central plateau, which includes Free State and Gauteng provinces, the altitude keeps the average temperatures below 30 C (86 F); Johannesburg, for example, lies at 1,753 metres (5,751 ft). In winter, also due to altitude, temperatures drop to the freezing point, and in some places, even lower. During winter, it is warmest in the coastal regions, especially on the eastern Indian Ocean coast. Precipitation is to be expected mainly in the summer months, with the exception of the Western Cape, which is a winter-rain area that enjoys a Mediterranean climate.

source: wikipedia / South Africa weather