The city of Port Elizabeth is located in the mixed climate zone between the Mediterranean climate and the oceanic climate. This means that the climate of the city has cold but mild winters and hot summers, but not excessively humid and hot as it happens in the northernmost areas of the east coast of South Africa.
Port Elizabeth has a sub-tropical climate with rainfall well distributed throughout the year. The annual average rainfall is just over 600 mm. While the rainy days are, on average, 112 in a year. The least rainy months are those corresponding to the local summer, namely those between December and February.
The city has mild temperatures throughout the year. In winter the minimum average temperatures vary between 9 ° C and 11 ° C, while the maximum averages are stable at 20 ° C. In summer, the average maximum temperatures vary between 25 ° C and 24 ° C, while the average minimum temperatures vary between 18 ° C and 16 ° C.
The sea water temperature in Port Elizabeth varies between 19 ° C in the winter months and 23 ° C in the summer months.
WHEN TO GO TO PORT ELIZABETH
Port Elizabeth has a mild climate which makes it a suitable destination at any time of year. The sea has variable temperatures between 23 ° C in the summer months (December-March) and 19 ° C in the winter months (June-August), which makes swimming pleasant at any time of the year. The city is among the sunniest cities on the Cape coast of South Africa.
THE CLIMATE OF PORT ELIZABETH: CLIMATE TABLES
|PORT ELIZABETH (15 meters)|
|Month||Average low (°C)||Average high (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|
|Month||Sea Water Temperature °C|
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