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The climate of Bloemfontein (South Africa)
Bloemfontein is located in the township of Maungaung and is the capital of the Vrijstaat province. J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of the Lord of the rings series was born here. The surrounding area of Maungaung is known as the land of the cheetah. The city of Bloemfontein has many museums, historical buildings and several city parks. Bloemfontein is one of three capitals. The Ministry of Justice is seated in Bloemfontein.
Bloemfontein has a cold steppe climate. This is a transition climate between a desert climate and a tropical climate. Bloemfontein also has some characteristics of a moderate climate. Summer lasts from October to February here. Winter lasts from May to August. Subzero temperatures only occur during the night and in extreme cases. In the higher regions snow fall is not uncommon. The highest temperature on record is just below 40 degrees Celsius. Bear in mind that Bloemfontein is located at 1400 metres. This has its influence on the climate.

 

Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Bloemfontein:

average
 maximum
temperature (įC)

average
minimum

temperature (įC)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (įC)
January 33 18 10 8 n/a
February 31 17 9 9 n/a
March 29 15 9 9 n/a
April 25 11 9 8 n/a
May 22 6 9 3 n/a
June 18 2 9 2 n/a
July 19 2 10 2 n/a
August 22 4 10 2 n/a
September 26 8 10 3 n/a
October 28 12 10 5 n/a
November 30 14 10 7 n/a
December 32 16 11 7 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
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