The climate of Richardsbay (South Africa)
Richardsbay is located on South Africa’s east coast in the
KwaZoeloe-Natal province. Richardsbay is South Africa’s largest port.
This port has an export coal terminal. Together with Empangeni,
Esikhawini, Vulindlela Feliston, Nseleni & Ngwelezane Richardsbay
forms the city of uMhlathuze River. Richardsbay is very popular with
tourists, mainly because of the large numbers of wild animals that
live here. In and around the city about 300 species live. Off the
coast dolphins and whales can be spotted. Many kite boarders and
surfers come here to enjoy the wind.
Richardsbay has a warm sea climate. The Benguela Current comes from
Antarctica and makes its way through the South Sea along Richardsbay
and then travels on in the direction of Angola. The Benguela Current
is responsible for more precipitation than in other parts of South
Africa. Summers are pleasantly warm which makes it pleasant to slumber
on the beach. During the winter months temperatures are lower, but it
doesn’t ever really get cold.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for Richardsbay:
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures don’t 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:
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