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The climate of Rustenburg: when to go to Rustenburg

Rustenburg is a city in the North West province of South Africa, located at an altitude above 1,100 meters at the foot of the Magaliesberg mountain range. Rustenburg has a temperate humid subtropical climate. But because of the altitude, the summers are not as hot as one might expect.

The city of Rustenburg has a subtropical climate with dry and mild winters, but with cold nights due to the altitude, and hot and humid summers. In winter the average minimum temperatures vary between 2 ° C and 11 ° C. While the maximum average temperatures vary between 22 ° C and 28 ° C. In summer, the average maximum temperatures vary between 32 ° C and 31 ° C. While the average minimum temperatures vary between 18 ° C and 19 ° C.

The rains are concentrated in the summer months, between October and March. The rainiest month is December, which has an average of 105 mm of rain spread over 12 rainy days. The driest months are June and July with only 2/3 rainy days a month. The annual average rainfall is slightly less than 520 mm. In a year Rustenburg has only 69 rainy days.

WHEN TO GO TO RUSTENBURG

The best months for a visit to the Rustenburg area are the coolest and driest months between April and September.

THE CLIMATE OF RUSTENBURG: CLIMATE TABLES

RUSTENBURG (1170 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 19 32 78  10
February 18 31 71  8
March 16 30 58  8
April 12 27 38  6
May 7 25 6  1
June 3 22 12  2
July 2 22 3  1
August 6 26 5  1
September 11 28 25  4
October 15 30 57  7
November 16 31 61  10
December 18 31 105  12
YEAR 12 28 519  69

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