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The climate of Pretoria: when to go to Pretoria

The city of Pretoria due to its position in a protected but high altitude valley has a moderately dry subtropical climate with very hot and rainy summers and cool and dry winters. Pretoria has mild temperatures throughout the year. In winter, the average minimum temperatures vary between 5 ° C and 8 ° C, while the average maximum temperatures vary between 19 ° C and 26 ° C. In summer, the average maximum temperatures vary between 29 ° C and 28 ° C, while the average minimum temperatures vary between 18 ° C and 17 ° C.

The climate of Pretoria is therefore characterized by dry and mild winters and hot and humid summers characterized by thunderstorms and frequent rains especially during the months between November and January. Rainfall is mainly concentrated in the summer months, the annual average rainfall is just over 670 mm. The city has an average of 87 rainy days per year. In the months between May and September there are only 10 rainy days in total. The rain falls almost exclusively between October and April, with maximum rainfall in the months of December and January. Snow is an extremely rare event, it falls on average once every 20/30 years. The sunny hours are 3,220 per year.

WHEN TO GO TO PRETORIA

The best time to visit Pretoria are the driest months between May and September.

THE CLIMATE OF PRETORIA: CLIMATE TABLES

PRETORIA (1339 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 18 29 136  14
February 17 28 75  11
March 16 27 82  10
April 12 24 51  7
May 8 22 13  3
June 5 19 7  1
July 5 20 3  1
August 8 22 6  2
September 12 26 22  3
October 14 27 71  9
November 16 27 98  12
December 17 28 110  15
YEAR 12 25 674  87

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