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The climate of Polokwane: when to go to Polokwane

Polokwane has a semi-arid tropical climate. The city, which is located near the Tropic of Capricorn, at an altitude close to 1,300 meters, enjoys a pleasant climate thanks to the altitude at which it is located. As in much of the interior of South Africa, Polokwane has experienced particularly warmer seasons in the past decade than its long-term average.

The rainy season characterizes the summer months, between November and March. The annual average rainfall is just over 450 mm. The winter months are very dry, from May to September there are on average 1 to 2 days of rain per month. While between November and January there are on average between 10 and 11 rainy days per month. The city has an average of 65 rainy days per year.

Winters are mild, but the night temperature can be cold due to the altitude. The average minimum winter temperatures vary between 4 ° C and 10 ° C. While the average maximum winter temperatures vary between 20 ° C and 25 ° C. Summers are hot and humid with average maximum temperatures ranging between 28 ° C and 27 ° C. While the average minimum summer temperatures vary between 17 ° C and 16 ° C.

WHEN TO GO TO POLOKWANE

The best months for a visit to Polokwane are the driest months between April and September.

THE CLIMATE OF POLOKWANE: CLIMATE TABLES

POLOKWANE / PIETERSBURG (1310 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 17 28 82  10
February 17 28 60  8
March 15 27 52  8
April 12 24 33  6
May 8 22 11  2
June 5 20 5  1
July 4 20 3  1
August 7 22 6  1
September 10 25 17  2
October 13 26 43  7
November 15 27 85  10
December 16 27 81  11
YEAR 12 25 478  65

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