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The climate of Pretoria (South Africa)
Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa and is located in the Gauteng province. Pretoria is just an hourís drive away from Johannesburg which is the largest city in South Africa.
Pretoria has a moderate savannah climate (type Cwa) with warm wet summers and mild dry winters. From May to September it hardly ever rains and when it does amounts are small. During the local summer months (our winter) the climate is warmer, but wetter. During the months of December and January rain falls every other day on average. During this period over 100 millimeters of rain falls per month. Subzero temperatures and snow are uncommon in this area. Subzero temperatures may occur on ground levels but temperatures will rise to a pleasant 15-22 degrees during the day.

 

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

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 29 18 8 14 n/a
February 28 17 8 11 n/a
March 27 16 8 10 n/a
April 24 12 8 7 n/a
May 22 8 9 3 n/a
June 19 5 9 1 n/a
July 20 5 10 1 n/a
August 22 8 10 2 n/a
September 26 12 10 3 n/a
October 27 14 9 9 n/a
November 27 16 9 12 n/a
December 28 17 9 15 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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Disclaimer
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